Along with the CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds, Sennheiser has also introduced the new, very compact On Camera microphone called Sennheiser MKE200.
It is operated via Plug-In Power and is characterized by its compact dimensions and is probably aimed in the direction of Rode’s video camera mic.
It is an ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight microphone that used in both cameras or your smartphones. It comes with integral wind protection, built-in shock absorption, and battery-free operation. These new Sennheiser Microphones are truly simple, space-saving, plug-and-play solution for capturing audio, a perfect companion for vloggers, videographers, and mobile users who need a quality camera-mount mic that will never get in the way of the shot.
The Sennheiser MKE200 includes two lockings 3.5mm audio cables, one features a standard TRS plug for compatibility with cameras and DSLRs, while the other utilizes a TRRS plug to connect with your smartphone or tablet. It also supplied with a furry windshield that can be slipped over the MKE200 to provide increased protection from wind noise when shooting in outdoor environments.
The MKE200 is just 2.7-inch long and weighing only 1.7 ounces, also the integral shoe mount allows it to be attached directly to your camera, no external hardware required. It uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to capture sources in front of the mic while attenuating side- and rear-entry sound. Low-noise electronics and a sensitive condenser element allow it to deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras, mobile devices, and portable recorders.
The MKE200 operates on plug-in power (2 to 10V), no batteries are required to run the microphone. It also incorporates an internal suspension mount to reject the transfer of vibrations such as camera / smartphone handling noise.
Sennheiser MKE200 price, availability
Sennheiser MKE200 on camera microphone has been priced at $99.95 and is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com online store.
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