Excerpt: The rode go works very well with my d810 which supports power to passive microphones. Its pretty much plug and play if the camera is on auto level. The sound is better than the build in, though in quiet environments, whitenoise is relatively strong. I wouldn't recommend it for interview situations.
Excerpt: I have been looking at mics for a while, and had seen some videos comparing the rode videomic and the rode videomic pro. In the videos, I didn't hear a lot of difference between the two mics, but liked that the pro was smaller. A friend of mine had the videomic and I borrowed it for testing.
Pros: 20 Db Switch On Mic, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: There are many things about the Panasonic FZ1000 that I love. The one thing I hate is the fact that the internal mic picks up all of the image stabilization noises. So I thought I would give this microphone a try.
Excerpt: I most recently used this mic to record a discussion between four people. There was a small fountatin right next to me, and the mic is so great that you can barely hear the fountain on the audio. Truly a shotgun microphone.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Quality Construction