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

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Maverick_ Senior Member • Posts: 1,170
External Mic for Panasonic GH1 - MS1 vs. Rode and?

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


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


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


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.


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?


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