When video cameras first came out, they were large, heavy and didn't produce a very good image. But they were light years ahead of real movie cameras as far as ease of use, price and availability for the average consumer. These days, high-definition digital video cameras are not only readily available, but they're the norm. In fact, if you have a smart phone in your pocket right now, there's a good chance that it has a tiny hi-def video camera tucked into it. They've also become more affordable over the years making it easier for families to pick one up and quickly start shooting all of those special life moments, from weddings and proms to births and first steps.