An external mic. Time after time this accessory has paid off.
New to camcorders, after a lot of review I think I'm going to get the PV-GS320 after wanting to go hard drive(Sony SR82), but think the miniDV choice gets me more for the money, e.g. 3CCD yields better video?, viewfinder not in the Sonys, sounds like editing a question mark - differing opinions regarding for dvd and hard drive, but no big contorversy with miniDV.
OK? Now what accessories do I NEED. I figure YES to a second battery, probably to a charger for the car. Yes, to a case, but is cheap OK - I'm leaning to cheap. Tripod nice but not yet(see if I actually use the camera much). Do I get a UV filter to protect the lens, or is that hogwash? Other filers that come in kits- polarizing and flourescent - needed? Wideangle or telphoto lenses - I'm thinking nice, but not necessary. Are all the tapes of good quality or should I avoid some? Other recommendations? Not afraid of high tech, but not into it. More a point and shoot type, easy is good.