I used Canon’s XA20 over the summer. It’s a small and very easy-to-use pro camcorder, and a good alternative to a DSLR for news, events and documentaries.
Rode’s new wireless radio microphone system is affordable, effective and easy to use. It’s a good alternative to on-camera and boom mics, particularly for solo shooters.
The iOgrapher case turns the iPad into a serious tool for video making. It makes the iPad easier to hold, and lets you mount it on a tripod or add microphones and other accessories.