I typically just use my DSLR for video nowadays, but in the past I've always been partial to Sony Camcorders as well.
I guess it really depends on what you need to do with it.
A DSLR or mirrorless camera with video is going to be more expensive than a dedicated video recorder, but is versatile in that it can take pics and vids (obviously, so only 1 device to carry), and has interchangeable lenses, so you could achieve different look/feel,fields of view, depth of field yada yada yada...
If you go in the way of a camera, I'd recommend going mirrorless with articulated screen. Makes shooting videos much easier. Lets say, a Sony a5000 (or similar) as to not break the bank. You can upgrade lenses as you please, and eventually replace the body of the camera in the future without having to completely replace the lenses (providing you don't opt to eventually upgrade to a full frame camera, then you would want full frame lenses)
All that being said, get something within your price point that you're not going to feel uncomfortable bringing out, in fear of getting damaged.
How much are you looking to spend?
I shoot with a Nikon d750 for photos and video, using various lenses. On my Tamron 24-70 mostly these days.
Get a tripod before anything else.