The classic 635A live interview wired microphone is the most popular (ENG) electronic news gathering mic in the world. It delivers great sound and is known as “The Buchanan Hammer”—a nod to EV’s ancestral Michigan home—for its rugged durability. Also available in black (model: 635A/B).
The 635N/D-B has the same “hammer-like” toughness and classic performance and reputation as the 635A with the added benefit of increased output from its neodymium magnet structure.
A dynamic supercardioid microphone designed for the most exacting professional use. EV’s Variable-D™ design keeps frequency response uniform regardless of directionality. An integral blast filter permits handheld and outdoor use without “P-popping” or excessive wind noise.
The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D™ design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.
The RE27N/D is a high-performance, neodymium-equipped industry-standard broadcast microphone. Superb resolution and depth for voice and instruments have also made the versatile RE27N/D a favorite of recording studios and live sound engineers around the world.
The RE50B is the industry standard for handheld interview mics in broadcast television production. Used on interviews with everyone from the President of the United States to the family next door, the RE50B is heard and seen in the reporting of news correspondents around the globe.
The RE50N/D-B delivers all of the outstanding performance of the industry-standard RE50B with the added benefit of a high-output neodymium capsule magnet. A top choice in broadcast television production where the additional gain of a neodymium capsule is well-suited for particular camera or recording device inputs.
The RE92L is a professional-quality miniature cardioid electret condenser lavalier microphone. Its excellent sound quality and small size make it the perfect choice for miking speech in house of worship, broadcast, presentation and theater applications. Terminated with three-pin XLR.
I'd call it the best camera for that price. I'd go for it.
FYI, Downsides are:
* Limited lens compatibility (no autofocus motor, so many Nikon lenses won't work)
* Autofocus is slow enough to be completely useless in live view mode (try it in a store)
* Video mode isn't up to par with Canon and friends. You get limited resolution, awkward frame rate, horrible audio (11kHz with low quality built-in microphone, and no microphone input, and the kit lens will give you lots of image stabilizer noise).
Stepping up, Canon 550D is an amazing camera (albeit without the pivot LCD)