The Elevate Blog has recently been exploring many aspects of using the iPad (media tablet) in learning and teaching. One of the requested uses was to capture videos of lab work and discussions for later analysis. This discussion made me think, perhaps people should re-visit the use of an iPod Touch. The advantages being, it is much smaller (so always in your pocket), is much easier to handle as a video recorder than an iPad, links up to YouTube for uploading and offers excellent wi-fi connectivity.
This tool is not only in your back pocket, but it is so easy to use. Interestingly, the management of the files on youtube is the most interesting in terms of developing scaleable solutions. For instance, as a member of staff, or a researcher you might want to create an account a new account on YouTube just for this activity. You can then upload all your work related videos to this area (channel). This will allow you to share you videos (assuming you want to) much easier with people.
So, I'd suggest if capturing video is one of your requirements, you might want to look at the iPod touch, as opposed to an iPad.