The following equipment can be checked out from the Language Resource Center:

canon camcorder Canon HF M40 camcorder
HD camcorder with internal hard drive/removable memory. High quality optical zoom, and very high quality image. Comes with an external mic
Best used for
Short films, long films, lectures, performances, speeches, movement, nature/outdoor recording, low-light recording
flip camera Flip camera
Standard definition camera wih internal memory. Ideal for quick and easy video recordings
Best used for
Lectures, speeches, short sequences, well-lit recording, simple video projects
audio recorder Audio recorder
MP3 recording/playback. 45 hours of recording. Built-in zoom mic
Best used for
Lectures, speeches, interviews, concerts, on-the-go events
snowball mic Snowball USB condenser mic
Professional condenser microphone with a USB digital output. Easy to use. Ideal for high quality voice recordings, podcasting
Best used for
Stationary/at-computer recording, high-quality voice recording, acoustic music