I do lots of driving. When I have a couple of days off, it's easy for me to drive one or two hundred miles just to pass the time. I find it to be a relaxing way to unwind, broaden my perspective beyond what my daily route to work provides, and visit Starbucks and Walmart stores which I would not otherwise frequent.
In any case, I've been thinking about what the best, most convenient way for me to capture and share that experience photographically and on video might be.
If I'm walking around downtown somewhere, I don't really want to be carrying around a massive camera and tripod which might get in my way from a practical stand point. I also don't want to use devices which draw attention, as (a) sometimes people or places get irritated about pictures being taken and (b) if people know they are being photographed, or setup is too cumbersome, good urban photo opportunities are missed. I also know that since I'm going to be sharing these photos online as opposed to printing them, I probably don't need 14+ Megapixels.
Another thing I want to do is set up a tripod in my pickup truck that I can record decent quality video with so that I can possibly do some interactive videos in which I talk about the things or areas I'm driving by while I video record them out the window or over the dash. Again, I don't want something that is super-cumbersome, which draws excessive attention, or is too hard to operate while also operating my vehicle.
Up to this point, I've been thinking about going with an iPod touch, as it is 100% mobile, it records HD video, takes pictures, and can be used to take pictures without being invasive. I'm planning to make my purchase within the next two or three months. If any of you photographers have any tips, I'd love to hear about what you have found to be most convenient for taking your urban photography.