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03-01-2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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Is it possible to connect a wireless microphone to the K-50?

I am trying to dabble in vlogging with my existing K-50 DSLR, does anyone know whether a basic wireless lavalier microphone will be able to plug into the K-50?
For reference, I have something like this in mind but am unsure whether there is a terminal on the camera to plug it into: Wireless Headset Lavalier Microphone System -Alvoxcon Wireless Lapel Mic Best for IPhone, DSLR Camera, PA Speaker, Youtube, Podcast, Video Recording, Conference, Vlogging, Church, Interview, Teaching: Musical Instruments?tag=pentaxforums-20&

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03-01-2020, 12:52 PM   #2
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I don't think the K-50 has an audio input port. Models since the K-3 do, though.

One option would be to simply record the audio separately, which is what I think most people do.

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You cannot use an external microphone with a K-50, however, you can record audio separately and combine it with the video in post.
11-03-2020, 12:13 AM   #4
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+1 and thank you for all the replies! -- I finally started vlogging with the K-50 and have taken 2 approaches:
The first was to simply record audio with the built-in microphone, then remove noise using the audio gate filter in my editing software. This works fairly well with the camera mic since I am some distance away and there is a distinct difference between the background noise profile and my voice.
The second was to record my video in mute and then sync with separately-recorded audio. However, I've found that being cheapskate with mics doesn't help here as the audio on my cheap (sub-$10) lavalier mic is worse than that with the K-50's internal mic if I am moving around in any way. So, it only improves things if I sit on the couch (someplace noise-deadening), ensure there is as little ambient noise as possible, then record. I have found that in the end I had to upgrade to a better USB mic.

11-23-2020, 01:50 AM   #5
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Typically the best way to record would be with an off camera audio interface. Be it a desktop one or a pocket one like a Tascam or zoom. I don't recommend recording muted as the recording will help you line up audio properly in post.

Good luck.

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