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I'm thinking about getting an external microphone for my Canon EOS 7D (since the built-in one isn't very good.) Nothing pro, but something that gives better audio quality. Suggestions?

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closed as off-topic by MikeW Apr 17 at 19:30

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As an accessory for a photographic camera, I don't consider this question to be off-topic. – Dave Van den Eynde Aug 9 '10 at 14:51
It's not used for actually taking photos though, but for making video. Just because you plug it into a DSLR with video mode doesn't make it any more on topic than if it plugs into a RED. – ex-ms Aug 10 '10 at 1:31
The question you should be asking yourself is: where do DSLR experts go? I think the answer will be: here. Since I'm looking for a camera accessory, I'll get more relevant answers here, not on a video forum. :) – Blixt Aug 11 '10 at 13:20

I'm using the Audio Technica Pro 24 CM. It has a nice short curled lead that fits snugly over the camera, a hot-shoe shock mount and I've gotten good results with it. It's not 'pro', it doesn't feature XLR but it's practical and reasonable.

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Cool, it looks nice and the price isn't bad. I'll see if I can find it in shops here in Sweden. – Blixt Aug 11 '10 at 13:21

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