Review: Fotodiox LED98A
Obviously, you need light to capture an image. While there are a variety of cheap options, one that may set you back a few bucks, but is extremely useful is an LED light. These are banks of LEDs crammed into a very small package. They offer lots of light, the ability to run on batteries, low-to-no head output, and a small profile.
Fotodiox sent me one of their LED98As to review and I quite like it. I'll admit, at $50 it's not the cheapest option, but what it lacks in low price, it more than makes up for it in quality and accessories (an included case would make it perfect). Check the video for details or my other LED video light review if you're looking for something cheaper.