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Old March 4th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #16
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Small microphone suggestions for 5D?

Can anyone suggest a small but decent external mic for the 5DmkII? Smaller than the MKE400, preferably. I just want it to so I can isolate the sound from camera handling noise and put a windscreen on it as well. I have a "big" mic already, just want something tiny to keep in the camera bag.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #17
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Hey Dylan,

Glad to see that we now have the same camera :)

Did you mean the Sennheiser MKE400?

That thing is already as small as your pinky. You want something smaller than that?
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Old March 5th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #18
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Well I've been telling ya to get a 5DmkII for YEARS... :)

How long is the MKE400? I'm really looking for something ultra small so I can leave it on in my camera bag still attached.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #19
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Try Sony ECM-MSD1 stereo mic (about $70) with standard 3.5mm mini jack. It may not be as small as your pinky but the total package is certainly more compact than the Sennheiser MKE400. Because it is a stereo mic, sound pickup is not very directional but it sounds good enough mounting on my FX1 as a casual mic.

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That Sony doesn't seem to get great reviews on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Sony ECMMSD1 Stereo Zoom Camcorder Microphone for DCRHC20/30/40/65/85, DCRVX2100, HDRFX1

... how do you find the sound quality compared to the internal mic?

I have to say it is MUCH more like the sort of size mic I am looking for. While most people may feel the Rodes and Sennheisers are small, for running-about field use I'm wanting something much smaller like this. Thanks for the info.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting that. The reviews on it's camera sound isolation seem pretty bad, and considering the 5D is probably noisier (with IS) than a camcorder, this might be a bad choice.

The size is perfect though, about 2.5" long, compared to the MKE400 5"

Anyone have any other small mic options?
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