video is OK on 3100, but you don't have much control over settings. Still, pretty good. Photowise I recommend it to most of my friends who are beginning and like the way nikon feels. If you have the spare change to upgrade stuff, I'd say aim for a lens like the 35mm f/1.8G, it's a beast for its price and you get really crisp, smooth images.
camcorders often have some sort of capture image feature, but you don't have anything near SLR quality nor size to the picture. Honestly if you're aiming for video and just want to catch pictures on the side, go with a camcorder. If you don't mind video being a secondary, an SLR may work, but check out places like Vimeo for stuff that's been taken with cameras you look at, people often do quality comparison videos and stuff.
cameras in particular, only photography. Videography in concept I'm OK with, but hell if I know what models to go with. From what I understand, it's usually just a case of getting a standard camcorder from your local electronics store, something that's an actual camera shape and not a webcam-on-a-stick like the "flip" that everyone thinks is so great on youtube
Happy late birthgay ye wanker
Happy birthday ye skallywanker
Ya I know, rite?
Happy birthday Mr. Snapz. I'd get you something but it's such short notice and I don't have any money. So hopefully this will do:
Heh. In that case: Congrats!
Even creepier: Gythor in SweFp was born at exactly the same day as me...