Hope this is the correct section i'm posting in. I will be travelling around asia and i want to interview the locals that i meet on the way. I want equipment that will enable me to do it to a professional standard if possible. I have about 1500 GBP to spend.

This is my first step researching this so i;m really looking for a foothold. Obviously i will need a camcorder capable of recording long periods, decent mics and reliable storage devices for backup.

I already have a laptop and editing software. Do you think portable lighting equipment would be necessary as well? It would be much appreciated if someone could be so kind as to give me some advice on what sort equipment i should be looking at. Thanks.