The Audio-Technica AT8024 Microphone is a $250 item, with excellent features and many positive reviews. An amazing free premium with the camera which is currently $50 off of initial list price. I ordered and camera was here in three days. Really nice camera and a great deal. I usually buy from B&H, but after hearing about them mistreating their warehouse workers, I decided to check out Adorama. Very glad I did!