External Mic for Panasonic GH1 - MS1 vs. Rode and?

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External Mic for Panasonic GH1 - MS1 vs. Rode and?
5 months ago

Amazon is selling Panasonic's DMW-MS1 for $99.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMW-MS1-External-Microphone-GH1/dp/B002EGDFD2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405801054&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+GH1+mic

There is also another cam seemingly without a brand name for $89 that allows two angles of sound recording, narrow and wide.

http://www.amazon.com/Stereo-Shotgun-Microphone-Panasonic-DMC-GH1/dp/B003TTMHK0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1405801054&sr=8-4&keywords=panasonic+GH1+mic

This seems to be the best option at under 200, Rode Shotgun for $149

http://www.amazon.com/Rode-Videomic-Shotgun-Microphone-Rycote/dp/B00CAE8PM4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405802037&sr=8-1&keywords=Rode+shotgun

I watched a video of a test of a Pana GH with and without the MS1 mic and the difference wasn't all that noticeable. I don't think I'll consider it.

http://vimeo.com/7284924

Granted for any series video work, you want a separate audio recording device close to the subject, but I like to enhance the mic sound quality of my camera.

Any thoughts of the above two mics and/or other options for a mic that would work with my GH1?

Thanks,

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