For better sound quality you can use an external digital voice recorder with built in stereo mic.(some say better to record in mono for less problems) and sync it in post edit. Do note you still have to place it close to the subject. The chinese recorders are cheap and of course you can also use the branded pricier ones like Tascam ,sony etc. For windy conditions outdoors you may need to attach another mic with a "rabbit" or furry wrap to reduce wind pickup or cover the recorder like so. What do you want to record?