I've use a canon HF10 and it has the standard 3.5mm input jacks. what is a good microphone to get? I was thinking about getting the canon DM-100 because it can use the hot shoe but id hate to spend $160+ on a mic that doesn't perform as well as a cheaper alternative and i really hate the "dead cat" look of the wind guard(thingy?) if i did go with the DM-100, could i get a plan black foam wind guard? would it be as effective? I wouldn't mind jmmy rigging a non-canon mic to fit in the accessory shoe and running a cable to the mic inputs. and i would also like it to be versatile and attach it to a boom when the situation permits. thanks a lot.