1) Stability is Key: Stability can not be emphasized enough. Just because the camera is smaller than you're used to shooting video with does not mean that you should not brace yourself when shooting with it. For stable video always brace yourself against a solid object or use a tripod.
2) Check Your Data & Resolution: Did you know that for most cameras the default setting for shooting video is not the highest? Before shooting, ensure that you have the highest data rate and resolution set.
3) Moving & Zooming: Unless you have a professional tripod, keep camera moves to a minimum. Also avoid zooming in and out during single shots. These frequent zooms and jerky camera movements highly inhibit the watch-ability of a piece and scream amateur in so many ways.
4) Overexposure: It's not secret that overexposed video looks like rubbish. To avoid overexposure, use an exposure compensation of -.3 to err on the safe side.
5) Say Goodbye to Quick Cuts: Don't cut the camera off too quickly after the action. Keep the video rolling ensuring you record enough of a scene as possible to give you more editing options. Just because you don't want to whip out Final Cut Pro does not mean that a little editing won't got a long way in iMovie or Movie Maker so be sure to give yourself enough to work with.
What are some of your video shooting tips?
(Images & Video: Joe Corrigan)