You should be looking at camcorders instead of digital cameras.
Digital cameras treat video/audio as an afterthought.
They give little thought to the quality of the microphone or the sound circuits. They also place the microphone where it is convenient, not where it is best.
Here is a link to the Camcorders Forum:
I am in search of a little input on a few cameras that I have used recently. First of all, I am looking for a camera to take to live music concerts. What I have been after really is a camera that has audio that can filter enough of the bass out so that it has actually good audio and not just muddy with bass. A friend owns the Sony T300 and has great success with his audio and has really good videos. www.youtube.com/trendski I had a Nikon that I had been using for a while, and it worked pretty well...but I ended up breaking the screen and had to get another one. I decided to go with the Sony T500 because I figured it would have as good or better audio as my friends camera, plus it has a widescreen mode to shoot video in that I also liked. Ended up not to be as good as the T300 that my friend has. I was bummed. I should say that before I bought the T500, I bought the T77 which took very good video and had very good audio as well. I guess what I am after is some input on the T500 and its ability in loud situations, and if I may have gotten a bad seed. If I have to, I will go back to the T77 because I know it works for what I want it to..but I do like the widescreen options that the 500 has. Thanks for reading.