Summary: This mic is specifically for the Canon GL2 hotshoe although it can be used on some other hotshoe cameras (Canon gives a list of compatible cameras). Not having a cord is nice. The GL2 has a very good built on stereo mic and so far I am unable to detect a noticible difference between the two in stereo modes. I have only tested the DM 50 on shoots over an hour 3 times and really can't see 'bang for the buck' on it's 2 stereo modes.
Summary: I bought this for the canon legria hf s100 and it does not fit - the compatibility is not clear on amazon or canon Sp i bought it as it said others who had bought the same camcorder had bought it. Highly frustrating, now need to send it back. The other canon dm-100 has bad reviews so i dont want that one, hence i now dont know of another compatible mic.
Summary: Very lightwight and sensitive, this mic is ideal for video cameras having a 3 position sound direction switch. Used with an HDD Canon camera, there is no camera sound noise, a criticism made about many mics.Cost may be a factor but the product is high quality.
Summary: Great works fine, main reason I got it was to stop wind sound, which it does very well and has 3 setting's as the above reviews, the only down side is the cost, it's a shame they don't make camcorders to stop wind sound
Summary: Have been trying to get hold of one of these since last summer, at there true price they are way too expensive. I was lucky enoughto find one on Amazon second hand. And I must say it was worth the wait. It's a very competent mic that give good results, I've added an extra fluffy wind shield to improve on it's already good wind noise prevention. What I really like is that it's powered from the camcorders own battery, so no battery running out when you least expect it.
Summary: Very nice compact external microphone, works perfectly with my Canon HV30. It is powered by the HV30 hot shoe, so doesn't use up the accessory power output allowing use of an external light. It wouldn't work as a boom mike because it has no auxiliary power input, unless you made one up like the hot shoe. But I bought it to go on the camcorder, so not a problem.
Summary: Purchased especially to record a wedding. Absolutely excellent quality sound, and it can be set for "shotgun" or two "stereo" modes. Haven't got anything to compare it with, but highly recommended for serious videos.