Rode VIDEOMICPRO - Camera Microphone
The RODE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio. At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is an all-new 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db. A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.
Excellent quality of sound, especially for panning and spacial awareness. The battery life can seem to go quite fast at around 10 hours with a single AA battery
You can record in MP3 or WAV formats at the simple switch of a button, and can similarly alter other recording settings:
-MP3: 48kbps up to 320kbps
-WAV: 44kHz/16bit, all the way up to 96kHz/24Bit. Overall, a brilliant recording device at a great price. The accessory kit could be better, but for this cheap price it works perfectly as a starter kit.