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+1 on what NHE said.
but since you asked for cheap…
here’s my advice for inexpensive options:
sony has a bluetooth wireless mic that fits the acessory shoe, as well as a mini zoom shotgun mic that fits the shoe, both are adequet for amatuer uses, and the bluetooth mic is quite handy.
I use a rode video mic and a L bracket to mount it on for serious work.
Sony also has a wireless lav mic, that will also serve amatuers well… I use it for personal work, and rent the pro equipment when needed.