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I don’t remember the model numbers of the current offerings (probably different than US model numbers,anyway), but Canon now offers several moderately priced camcorders with 3.5mm stereo mic input and audio monitoring via the AV output jack with appropriate adapters. One decent mic is the Audio-Technica ATR-25, a stereo electret model which will feed both channels, available for less than $50 US. I recommend using a right-angle adapter with any 3.5mm mic connector plugged into a camcorder, asa cableor adapter sticking out ofthe jack is an accident waiting to happen. Also, a mono-to-stereo adapter between mic cable and right angle adapter will allow you to use a monaural mic, like a lavalier or interview handheld, sendingaudio to both channels,not just the left. If you use any mic with XLR or 1/4″ plug connector, use an adapting cable to step it down into the 3.5mm right angle connector.