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I’ve also been doing some research (believe it or not) on your problem. I’ve checked ebay, craig’s list, etc., and can’t find the item you are looking for. If I understand your camera correctly, there is no mic in port and all mic input must go through the active interface hotshoe. I found a sony zoom mic that presumably does this, but you are back to your original problem of getting camera noise. http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11038016
Your camera does a pretty good job at capturing good HD video, however it is limited in professional or even prosumer features. If you are ready to get into the pro or prosumer realm you have many, many options. The limiting factor for most people is, of course, the cost. Personally I’ve invested over a grand this month alone in prosumer accessories (not professional mind you) and I will be spending over 6 thousand more in a couple of weeks. For me, I’m old and I’ve saved every penny so this is not an issue to invest in my passion and art, but I don’t think I’m in the majority of aspiring video / filmmakers.
If you are willing to upgrade to a new camera, try to find one with XLR inputs, 3 chips, HD if that is important to you – in other words, you can minimize your investment by making a shopping list of the features that you need and that you will need in the near future. Then google everything read every review and shop the best price. I know you know all of that, but I think you may have limited options in trying to achieve your goals with this camera.
I feel your pain.