When you tell somebody "Shoot some footage and see what happens" their motives are either their girlfriend, children or pets.
So when playing with the videocamera, the obvious choice for me was to shoot some sequences with our three dogs, Lukas, Jerry and Tom. This first exercise, was perhaps little to basic for me. Still, it's good to start from the beginning, in order to learn the workflow with importing clips, rough editing and on-line publishing.
The videocamera I mainly use is now a Sony Handycam HDR-CX740VE. I will not make a formal review of the camera, but main benefits are viewfinder, optical image stabilization and jacks for external microphones and headphones.
More about the things we use can be found at our equipment page.