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12-22-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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K-5 and plug-in power microphone?

I'm considering getting an "Ambient Tiny Mike" for my K-5 for video work. However, it's powered by the camera's microphone input, just like the Sony ECM-CG1. Sam Mallory writes on the B&H blog that "Many camera manufacturers provide "Plug-In Power" from the camera's mic input. Plug-In Power is a tiny electrical charge that can power microphones. Most Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras provide Plug-In Power."

I assume the K-5 also provides this, but can someone confirm?

Edit: Sorry, I just realized that I accidentally posted this to the Pentax DSLR forum rather than the K-5 forum.

12-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Please refer to this FAQ on Pentax's site:

K-7 External Microphone Recommended Specifications | Pentax Support

Based on that info for the K-7, I'm confident that the K-5 will support the mic.

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12-23-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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Ah, I managed to miss that. Thank you!

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