Hi everyone,

I'm looking to get a camera to make demo videos of new products launched at music product trade shows.

I really need the camera to be able to take an external mic signal - the shows are very noisy so we really need to be able to focus where we're recording. This is where I get confused though:

- I can't find any reasonably priced cameras with mic inputs.
- What mics do you us with video camera?
- I was looking at a condenser but then how does it get phantom power?
- Ideally the camera would have a relatively wide angled lens, though this is not essential

As you can probably tell I don't know anything about camcorders - any help is much appreciated!