Excerpt: I use this with the Canon Vixia HF M40 to shoot railroad video. It seems to improve the sound quality over the built in mic though I haven't tried it out on a windy day. It does appear to be rather delicate so I would recommend being very careful.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Lightweight
Excerpt: What a difference this makes. If you have a home theater speaker system, this is a must. Without it, the sound is flat coming from 2 front speakers. With it, the rear speakers kick in to give a more "rich" full sound.
Pros: Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
Excerpt: My daughter picks up the camera, turns it on and points it at me saying "Hey dad, what's this fuzzy grey thing on the camera?". We talk for a minute about it.I play it back on the HDMI into my surround sound system and my wife turns around when she hears my daughters voice thinking she's in the room...
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
Excerpt: I have bought the microphone for using with my Canon Vixia HF G10 camcorder.I have used it for record live music and I'm very satisfy of it. Vixia HF G10 have a good internal microphone,but with SM-V1 the quality of sound is better.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Quality Construction
Excerpt: This microphone has better sound quality than the standard built in mic on the camcorder. It also captures in surround sound, although it's more like 4.1 channels (since the center channel in movies is dialog, so the center channel doesn't apply in the real world).
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Sound quality