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I want to buy a mic for my Canon HMF30 but I'm not sure which would be better.

The Rode VideoMic is the cheapest and I've seen people talk about it on here.

Then the Sennheizer MKE400

The accessories for the Sennheizer also seam to be more expensive at 43$ for a dead cat wind muff and XLR adapter.

Which would be a better deal?
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both are 1/8th stereo mics. this really belongs in the video section but no biggie.

um as far as brand goes, i lean more towards senn. both are great companies and make great high quality mics. these are not of course lol. but honestly unless you are super picky both will capture very good sound. when it comes to things like these you get what you pay for but honestly you will be happy with both

i dont have that camera so im not sure but if it doesnt have a top rail to mount the mics your going to have to figure something out lol.
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the rode is a pretty well regarded mic for HDSLR, so i would assume the same if used on a camcorder.
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I appreciate the responces. I did some googling around and it appears that the two mic's are pretty similar in quality, where one fails the other exceeds.

But I also read that the MKE is a mono mic while the Rode is stereo. The other thing is that the Rode's mounting system looks more stable than the MKE which I have read is very delicate.

In any case I think that since were talking about amateur audio equipment either option is going to have its draw backs. In which case I might as well just go with the Rode.

Thanks for the input though, rep's given to both of you.
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You made a good choice on the Rode, it's a very good price/performance Mic for armature filmmakers!
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