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01-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Microphone opinion question.

Hi, I wanted to ask the opinion of those who know better than me. I want to buy a microphone for my next experience abroad, for adding decent audio to my video. I dont have a huge budget, so it cuts my options. Ive also been looking for something small and compact. Ive looked around the forums, and have done quite a bit of research and ive found the "Azden High-performance (SMX-10) Stereo Condenser Microphone" It has received quite good reviews, and I think will serve my purposes quite well.

But I wanted to ask, would it be worth getting, or doing research on handheld external self contained recording devices? and then adding the sound to my videos later?

What are your opinions?

Thank you very much for your help!

01-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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I have this mic (or one very similar to it by the same manufacture - I just don't have it handy to see the model number). I don't do a lot of video but on my K5 it does make a difference using it versus the built in mono mic. I think it takes on AA battery and for my money (I think I paid about $100), it does very well. My only complaint is that you can't get your eye up to the viewfinder with it wouldn't be doing that in video mode anyway. YMMV

Oh, mine came with a nice foam windscreen that also works well.

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