Mini video cameras can give you some really cool POV (point of view) shots which are especially useful if you're doing a sports documentary, adventure documentary or an undercover expose documentary.
A great example of how a small camcorder can be used effectively is in the documentary War Photographer. The filmmaker attached a tiny camcorder to the top of the war photographer's camera to document on video what the photo journalist was seeing.
Here are some of the top small sports camcorders on the market in 2012.
Those are just a few of the small camcorders on the market today.
Some examples of how you might use these cameras: attach camcorder to a skateboard, a bicycle wheel, boat, car or motorcycle helmet. You could set up a camera inside a vehicle or on the edge of a building. You could even attach one to your pet. The possibilities are endless! Using a tiny camcorder can not only be fun, but also add a unique perspective to your documentary.