I plan to make some indoor videos of an educational nature with a whiteboard. I'm looking for advice for a basic camcorder/table/phone I should buy to do the job as simply as possible. I'm not too techie.
I wonder, do I need an external mic? I'm guessing not.
Start out by using the built-in mic. You can always add an external mic if necessary. You need a steady hand and slow panning when you shoot the video. For better quality videos I suggest a rigid tripod with a fluid head to avoid jerky videos.