EDIT: I purchased an Elura 100 but am looking for new information as seen below in post #10. I will post it here as well... I got my camera and tapes and boy is the quality a lot better now than it was years ago on my parents old VHS camcorder! I am looking to possibly get an external mic for the camera but I noticed there is no shoe to hold the mic on top of the camera. The Elura 100 does support external mics so I would like to use one when I am doing higher quality recordings. What would be a good solution to this problem. Does anyone have any recommendations for good mics for under $100? Thanks all!