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Old Aug 27, 2009, 2:32 AM   #1
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Default recommended Kodak Zi8 external mic?

I am planning to upgrade to a Kodak Zi8 after reading glowing reviews around the net. I am coming from the DXG-569v, and I was actually one of the first who got them in stores. The DXG performs well under some conditions, but the sound quality is the thing that constantly drags it down.

What are some recommended mics out there? Also, do wired mics constantly perform better than wireless ones? Thanks.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 8:25 AM   #2
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I prefer the wired microphones. The Rode VideoMic is a shotgun that I love.

I have a Philips wireless microphone, but I'm constantly experiencing noise/drop-out with that one.

However, where wireless microphones are concerned, there is one *type* of wireless microphone that gets very good reviews. Unfortunately, it is a proprietary Sony "bluetooth" model... the ECM-HW2. Sony says it is compatible with any camcorder that has an "active interface shoe." Well, not every camcorder has that.

Here's the link:


It's a great microphone, however. You can find it for around $160.

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