I have a Panasonic AG-AF100 and need to get a short shotgun mic for it. My main use for this mic would be just general shooting when filming on the street, or capturing audio from events in small rooms - and sometimes overhearing part of a conversation.
With my other cameras, I've been using my Rode NTG-3 and love it. However, its a bit too heavy and awkward for the AF100 camera body. I also have a Audio-Technica AT4053a microphone, but I primarily use that for interviews. I'm currently looking at the Panasonic AG-MC200G shotgun and the Azden SGM-PDII.
Which microphone should I consider using for general use? Should I go with my Audio-Technica AT4053a microphone, and mount it on the camera? Or should I try out the Panasonic AG-MC200G shotgun or the Azden SGM-PDII?