(1) My camera (Canon S2 IS) doesn't come with a shoe. It can take very\ngood video in good light conditions, but the quality deteriorates\nquickly with the light.\n(2) My camcorder doesn't have builti-in video light, but came with a\nshoe. Most external video lights are expensive and cheap ones take\nseveral hours to charge and produce only a few minutes of light.\n\nI wanted to experiment with small and cheap LED flashlights and see\nhow they might work as video lights.\n\nI found this 9 LED flashlight on Amazon for with conditional free\nshipping:\n[URL]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LIOPTS[/URL]\n\nI used this flashlight and took a short video using my digital camera\nin low light conditions. I have posted the video at:\n[MEDIA=youtube]_9vZAcjDWcY[/MEDIA]\n\nPlease note that I am not making any recommendations. I am just\nposting my observations for the benefit of others who may be thinking\nthe way I was. I am sure an external video light with its own stand\nwould be much better option.\n\nThis particular flashlight is small enought to fit in my camera bag\nalong with the other portable accessories such as a small tripod, lens\ncleaning kit, spare batteries, and memory cards that I always carry.\n\nI am now trying to figure out how to mount a foot (tongue?) to this\nflashlight so I can use it in my camcorder's shoe without having to\nhold it in my hand.