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Nikon introduces ME-1 stereo DSLR microphone

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Nikon introduces ME-1 stereo DSLR microphone

Nikon has launched the ME-1 microphone, an accessory for its latest entry-level DSLR, the D5100. The external mic made its debut alongside the DSLR yesterday at its London launch.

Designed to slot neatly into the hot shoe of compatible cameras, Nikon claims that the ME-1 has been developed to capture professional-quality audio. The ME-1 is fitted with a vibration reduction system, designed to cancel out unwanted noise originating from the camera’s autofocus system.

Furthermore, the ME-1 also allows you to suppress unwanted interference from wind gusts and distracting background noise with the aid of the supplied windscreen and low-cut filter. The sensitivity of the unidirectional ME-1 can be adjusted through the camera menu. It is powered by the camera’s battery rather than its own supply.

The ME-1 will be available from 21 April, priced at £120.

cliche

April 5, 2011, 9:27 pm

Can you add more information on the video quality on camera reviews, seeing as they are becoming more multimedia capable in light of the external mic mentioned here ?.
Took this from the uk http://www.trustedreviews.com/... - the Panasonic SD60 and an old Fuji Finpix f31FD, but carrying two devices was a pain. I would really like to know if the still cameras can compare to camcorder quality.
Thanks

SundanceKid

April 5, 2011, 10:02 pm

Is this compatible with other video DSLR? (e.g. Canon 7D, 600D etc.).

I think there should be a review on the best video camera's including the ever growing array of DSLR's. They give a lot more flexibility and quality control over their camcorder counterparts. But the difficulty is if you can't afford to stretch your budget to get the Canon 7D, then what are the best options to go for?

Enigma

April 6, 2011, 3:37 am

Typical.

They took aeons to add video and then Full-HD and so on. Now this amazing feat of adding a mic!!! God this must rival the moon landing by NASA!!!!

What pathetic marketing ploy to drip-feed features so that Customers keep coming back.

Yes I agree with my fellow TR readers there needs to be a video quality score as well as still pic quality.

Also we NOW need sound quality score etc etc.

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