The Audio Technica ATR6550 is a great condenser microphone for making Youtube videos. It offers great noise cancellation and better recording than most of the built-in microphones on camcorders and cameras. At the time of making this video, the microphone package cost around $60 on Amazon.
The microphone is about 11 inches long (excluding wire) and about 1 inch in diameter. The package comes with the microphone itself, 1 AA battery, 1 tripod/camera mount, 1 microphone stand mount, 1 foam wind screen, and 1 1/4 inch adapter plug (big microphone jacks). The microphone offers 2 modes of recording. Normal mode is used for recording close sounds and Tele mode is used to record sounds further away.
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