What external mic should I get for my DSLR camera? (Part 2)

Episode 1004 (1:42:19)

Rob from Tarzana, CA

Rob has a Nikon D7000 DSLR and wants to improve his sound with an external mic. He was thinking of getting a Rhode, but they're a little bit pricy so he's wondering if there's something a little less expensive.

Leo likes the BeachTek. It plugs into the camera and would allow him to use any professional XLR mic. Unfortunately, the BeachTek is just as much as the Rhode mic would cost, so that's not saving him any money. Leo has a mic on backorder that would be less expensive, but he won't be able to speak to its quality until he gets it.