Nothing calls up memories of years gone by quite like the classic home movie — though we can remember our kids’ first steps, first words and more as clear as day, memory doesn’t compare to seeing your big kids shrink back down to babbling babies and toddlers on the TV screen. Whether you fancy yourself an amateur filmmaker or the next Scorcese, there are a variety of great film cameras to fit your budget — and preserve those priceless memories that fly by so quickly.
Check out 10 of our favorites, from budget-friendly options to big splurges, after the jump!
Aaron Burgess lives with his wife and their three wonderful boys in Austin, Texas, where he supports his freelance-writing career with a daytime gig in the high-tech industry. He is a regular contributor to SPIN, Harp, Revolver, The Onion A.V. Club, Alternative Press and the St. Louis Riverfront Times.