I just had to put together a list of items for tech conference video blogging. Here’s what I suggested: Camera: Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Raspberry)’ by Eastman Kodak Company http://amzn.to/bgPxiG (this one lets you use an external mic – very IMPT)Tripod: Sunpak 620-020 2001UT Travel Tripod with Extra Quick-Release Mounting Plate’ by SUNPAK http://amzn.to/dpou0aExternal Mic: Sony ECM-DS70P Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone’ by Sony http://amzn.to/9lfDWk