Hi luckycat – I would find a


Hi luckycat – I would find a friend who spoke Japanese and take him with me down to the Akihabara district πŸ™‚


Failing that, look for a Panasonic FZ200 ($490 in the states at Amazon).


It has a mic input, a 24x zoom for wides and close-ups, and good performance indoors and outdoors. Sadly, it has no headphone out.


Here is what it can do:




Plus slow motion and special effects (please watch at 720p):




The mic input is 2.5mm, so you'll need a $5 Hosa GPM-467 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter to use it with standard microphones.


Hope this is helpful and good luck!



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