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For your price range the RodeNTG-1 or 2 are the way to go. The NTG-1 is a little bit cheaper but runs on Phantom power only. If your camera does not supply phantom power make sure you get the NTG-2 which allows battery and phantom power.
EDIT- I just checked at B&H and the NTG-2 is on sale for the same price as the NTG-1. Check it out. Click on the “Email me a better price” link and it comes down $20.