The Flip Video (2.2 x 1.2 x 4.2 inches) records up to 120 minutes of video. It uses two AA batteries and is simple to operate with a power button on the side and a red record button in the center.
The Canon Vixia HFM40 camcorder records video on a 8GB memory card. Files can be downloaded onto a computer in a M4V format. The camera can run on rechargeable batteries for 125 minutes, or can be connected to an outlet with a power adapter. The camera has audio capability and features 1080p HD recording. A tripod and external microphone can be used when necessary.
Several tripods are available in the VRC to help with stabilizing a camera or camcorder. The tripods are adjustable and collapsible.