Hi luckycat – I would find a

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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:

 

http://vimeo.com/57346685

 

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp_pmgCsmco

 

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!

 

Bill

Hybrid Camera Revolution

 

 

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