Does anyone know what is the best budget camera with an audio jack input, does not really matter if it is a compact or DSLR . I will be using a rode video pro and need good sound. I will be shooting mainly video.
Perhaps nobody's answered because there is no "best" camera as there are all sorts of subjective and intangible qualities at play?
The Canon EOS 550D is relatively affordable (even more so second hand) and you can get very good quality video without having to spend a fortune on lenses. With Magic Lantern, you have a range of audio settings as well.
For some, the downside is that unless you use parfocal lenses, manual focusing is your best option if you plan on zooming during shooting as the contrast-based autofocus when doing video is not the quickest.