The Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone is a lot cheaper than the R0de mic that Jake likes, and it is bigger, but I am hoping for my needs it is just as good if not better. Here’s some product description.
The Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone is designed especially for use with video cameras, this condenser shotgun mic has a switchable polar pattern for capturing nearby or distant sound sources. Get awesome, crisp and intelligible pickup in the studio or in the field.
The ATR6550 has a camera mount for super easy attachment to the video camera ( includes a standard stand clamp).The 3.5mm mini jack connector plugs directly into the camera, there is a foam windscreen that reduces wind interference in the field.
It has “Tele” range setting, or supercardioid pattern, the condenser is made to pick up dialogue and sound effects at a distance, while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.
When ambient noise is not something to worry about, or the sound source is nearby, switch to the “Normal” (cardioid pattern) range setting.
When you order this superb piece of equipment it will include ATR6550 Microphone, Camera Mount, Microphone Stand Clamp, Foam Windscreen, 6.3 mm (1/4-inch) Adapter Plug, AA Batteries.