We're still waiting to upgrade our own video equipment to HD-quality, but if you're ready to make your own home videos match the resolution of that new TV you bought, check out the Sony HDR-SR1 HD Camcorder ($1500). It records video at true 1080i resolution onto a 30GB built-in hard drive. The SR1 also features a 3.5" LCD viewfinder, four-megapixel stills, and slew of other goodies that will have your family memories looking as good as the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
Kodak's new EasyShare P712 digital camera ($500; July) is a nice step up from the pocket point-and-shoots, offering more control and performance, but the same ease of use. The 7.1 megapixel camera features an image-stabilized 12x zoom, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens, and a super fast auto-focus system with a click-to-capture rate that's literally faster than the blink of an eye (less than 1/10th of a second). The P712 also features a 2.5-inch LCD and electronic viewfinder, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound, and basic on-camera video editing. [via]
If you just bought your first dSLR, you likely need several other things: a new lens (most likely), a large external flash, and a tripod. The Bogen 3169D Tripod System ($200) pairs the absolutely wonderful 3130 micro fluid video head with quick release with a solid 3001D Tripod to create a stable base for your video and photo shooting. The quick release system allows for quick changing of cameras when needed so you can turn that photo shoot into a video.