I went to a group interview. (Not the same one as my other question, just coincidentally another one). On the whole I felt things went well. It was for a marketing position. At one point we were asked to act out a scene where we approached someone and tried to sell them something. This was done in a group of 3. The interviewers said "if you don't mind we're going to record this". I said I did mind.
I've had other interviews recorded and I did not mind at all. However I was told right away I was being recorded and it was through Skype. The main reason I said no in this situation was because I wanted to focus as much energy as possible on the task at hand and I think most people feel at least a little distracted knowing they are being recorded. Presumably they are using the recording for some work purpose, so in a sense I felt like it was doing free work.
These are pretty small reasons, so should I have just been ok with it? Would it negatively affect the chance of getting hired? Does it make a difference if the recording is audio only, photographs or video? Out of curiosity, would it ever be ok for the interviewee to ask to record the interview, or to ask for a copy of the recording the interviewer made?