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‘Crashcam’s’ are exactly what you’re looking for right now. Cheap little HD cameras like the Flip or Aiptek line you can get at B&H. Because they’re small, they’ll be much easier to waterproof (sandwich bags and rubberbands), carry around and if they go down just buy another.
Since you’re also dealing with the video learning curve, simple cameras will make things easier. As you gain experience shooting and learning how do edit your footage, time will reveal the limitations of your cameras and you’ll be properly prepared to upgrade at that time. Concerning your audio learn to deal with your in camera sound first. After a shoot or two, you’ll start to see where you need additional audio gear to get good sound. Right now shooting is going to kick your butt as is.