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Audio-Technica’s AT897 is designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and remains out of the frame even with compact digital cameras. This high-performance short shotgun offers outstanding long-distance audio pickup due to narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.
 

Is this a good mic for recording insects and does it match my camcorder?

I would like to get an external mic for my Panasonic HDC TM900 camcorder. The specifications only say:
MIC input: -70 dBV (Mic sensitivity -50 dB equivalent, 0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz) (Stereo mini jack).

My questions:
1) will this mic work well with this camcorder?
2) I plan to video insects and often they will be a foot away or closer. Will the mic work well at these close distances?
3) Are there other mics I should consider instead?

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1 year, 8 months ago
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