Go where the Flips, PowerShots, and DSLRs of the world wouldn't dare with the Oregon Scientific All-Terrain Video Camera ($300). This rugged HD cam records in 1080p in all kinds of conditions, thanks to a shock-resistant, waterproof (to 65 feet) body, and features a "G-sensor" to measure the force of gravity during acceleration, deceleration and hang time, a variety of mounting options for helmet, handlebar, surfboard, and snowboard attachment, a built-in LCD for quick playback, HDMI output for TV playback, 5 megapixel still capture, Micro SD card storage, an integrated laser pointer for camera alignment, and an included remote control — you know, just in case you want to rewind in the middle of the half-pipe.
Sure, the odds are against you already having a 3D HDTV setup at home. But why not start recording everything in 3D right now, just in case? The ViewSonic Show'n Go 3DV5 3D HD Camcorder ($180) makes this futuristic dream possible thanks to its diminutive size, twin sensors, 720p video recording, 3D still image capture, SD storage, HDMI output, and autosterescopic 2.4" screen. Because you haven't seen your kid eating his/her own boogers until you've seen it in 3D.