I'm looking to spend about £80 on a microphone for my HF100. I've heard that Canon's own DM-100 microphone is pretty good, has anyone had any experience with it? Also, the Rode Videomic also sounds a good option, but it needs an external battery, which isn't great.
Is the Rode much better than the Canon, do you think? The use will be general recording of family outings, and will also be used extensively for making short films.
Bass rolloff is an issue too; I’d like to have the option to turn it off.
I'd like to hear if there are any other options. Thanks.