6. Sennheiser wireless Evolution G3
For audio that’s close to production-grade, you’ll have to bypass most cameras’ built-in mics. This wireless lavalier setup records crisp dialog and commentary—the most overlooked elements of amateur films.
get-gadget Transmits up to 100 yards on three different frequencies. Runs for eight hours on 2 AAs. Snap-on adapter fits almost any DSLR’s hot shoe.
TIRED On-off switch stashed (too safely) in the battery compartment. $900, Sennheiser