Hi all, So I have a Panasonic hc-w850, although this question is also relevant for the v-750 etc. I use the camcorder for vlogs, and also want to use it to record my guitar playing. I am concerned about the noise level damaging the camcorders microphone. Although I play through an amplifier and at fairly reasonable levels (bedroom levels) the videos I have made sound a bit sharp or have a noticeable hiss/noise floor during playback. When I record, it is in mp4 format, and I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to setting mic levels, or seeing if the audio is clipping. Am I right in thinking the w850 has a mode in mp4 stereo where you can see the left and right bars on the lcd, and if they go into the red it means its bad? Am I better to get an external mic? If so what one might suit my needs for guitar recording? The rode videomic seems within my budget. Cheers guys!