Many people rely on digital cameras to record video these days. You are going to need a decent microphone to capture better quality audio to go with your video. If you own a Canon EOS camera, you may want to give the Canon Directional Microphone DM-E1 a look. It has shotgun and stereo directional controls and a windscreen to record high quality audio outside.
The microphone supports 90 and 120-degree angles. It has a shock mount construction to reduce camera noises and lens driver sounds. It has a built-in lithium cell battery. The Directional Microphone DM-E1 will ship in March.