which mic to capture ambient sounds?

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thetrystero Regular Member • Posts: 256
which mic to capture ambient sounds?

I'm using a G9 for my travels with family, and would like a good portable mic to capture ambient sounds, preferably in stereo. i'm using a takstar now which is ok (ish), but i'd like a more immersive experience. the default seems to be a shotgun mic, but upon further research, i believe the super-cardoid pattern that cuts signals from the sides probably detrimental to achieving the ambient sound is that right? i was looking at the h1n since it has stereo pickups. would that be more suited to my use-case? i'm not sure if it will be good at picking up far-field sounds, since it looks mostly to be used for podcasts etc?

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
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