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    Which cameras accept an external mic

    Other than the Nikon P7000

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    Re: Which cameras accept an external mic

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    Other than the Nikon P7000
    David, I don't know that any "small sensor" cameras have a jack-in mike (audio input) capability. I know the Panasonic and Olympus Micro-FourThirds and FourThirds SLRs which can capture video have audio inputs, likewise the Nikon and Canon SLRs with video capability. Most "small sensor" cameras are restricted to using their built-in microphones.

    With my E-5, I can jack in a Zoom sound recorder as a pass through. This enables me to record high quality sound with the sound recorder and lay a low res track down with the video, which allows very accurate overlay and subsequent stripping of the audio track in production. If I ever get around to doing any serious video work, that is ... !!

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    Re: Which cameras accept an external mic

    G3 has omited mic in - but that's not sooo bad.

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    Olympus XZ1

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    David, I don't know that any "small sensor" cameras have a jack-in mike (audio input) capability.

    The Olympus XZ1 has the same input capability (flash, EVF or audio) as the Olympus m4/3 cameras.
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    Re: Which cameras accept an external mic

    And I have ordered the Olympus SEMA-1 MICROPHONE ADAPTER - OLAS1M unit for the XZ-1; I plan to use a Sony wireless mic and input to the SEMA from the receiver. I have used this setup for years for pro video—so I know the sound will be at least OK!

    @ hot: that's a pretty cool setup with the mini-Zoom—but nothing beats close micing for voices; I plan to use this setup for video blogs.

    Does anyone know if the new X10 has some kind of external audio input, BTW?

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