If my 5D Mark III arrives in time, I will be recording an elementary-school play in a few weeks. If it doesn't arrive, I will use my Vixia HF S200 HD camcorder.
I have purchased a TASCAM DR-07MKII recorder, which I will mount on the stage.
In addition to that, I would like to have decent audio on the camera itself. Can anyone recommend a reasonably-priced shotgun-style microphone that I can plug into the camera's microphone input, and mount on the flash hot shoe?
The auditorium is relatively small, with only about 12 rows of seats; my guess is that the camera will be about 40 feet from the stage.