External Mic for D5100

Started Jul 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Dianapdx Junior Member • Posts: 37
External Mic for D5100

Hi people, I'm trying to figure out the best option for taking concert video with my D5100. My son and nephew are in a band and I want to be able to take videos to put on YouTube. I care more about the sound quality than the video quality, this isn't for commercial distribution or serious high quality videos.

They know a music guy who loaned them an Alesis VideoTrack, and I thought I would be able to plug it into the camera and use it as a microphone, but it doesn't work. I'm not completely sure why, but maybe because of the video part of it? I'm thinking I'll get a Zoom H1 and from what I've read it should work.

So those are my questions: Should the Alesis work and I'm just not doing something right? Will the Zoom H1 work? Is there another better option that doesn't cost 100's of dollars?

Thanks for your help!

Diana.

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