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-   -   Built-in mic seems loose? (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-xh-series-hdv-camcorders/110771-built-mic-seems-loose.html)

Don Palomaki March 23rd, 2007 08:42 AM

The mic is a bit wobbly / loose just naturally. That provides a bit of shock mounting to isolate it from camcorder handling noises. The retaining screws are inside.

Greg Boston March 23rd, 2007 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by Steve Ramsey (Post 646749)
Is there something wrong here? Or, is this just an engineering feature to dampen rattling/movement noise to the built-in mic?

You are correct. They started doing this with the XL2 to provide vibration isolation to keep camera noise from being coupled into the microphone.


Steve Ramsey March 23rd, 2007 08:53 AM

Wow - you guys are fast on the replies!

Thank you so much for the info and putting my mind at rest. I only ever shoot with external or shotguns, so I never paid any attention to the mic in the first place - just made me nervous.

Thanks, guys - I owe you an {adult beverage}.

Chris Hurd March 23rd, 2007 09:03 AM

A frequently asked question. Merged into our existing "Mic Loose?" thread.

Michael Grayson April 9th, 2007 09:20 PM

Loose microphone on my A1
My mic mounting is very loose on my XH-A1...I noticed it when I got the cam but didn't pay much attention....now as I'm shooting more...it's abig deal...anybody else with this issue?

Bill Busby April 9th, 2007 09:36 PM

It's supposed to be that way. There's a thread somewhere here if you search.


*edit* Never mind, I see in the link now that 2 mic topics were merged

Chris Hurd April 9th, 2007 10:12 PM


Please search first before asking questions.

Bill Busby April 9th, 2007 10:26 PM

Doh! I thought he was talking about the built-in mic. :-\


Bill Watson May 1st, 2007 06:25 PM

XHA1 onboard mic
G'day there.

I'm looking at the xha1 as my next camera.

Just one question at this stage. Does the onboard microphone come apart easily? Or at least the mike head? It feels like the head plugs in to the body(maybe) but I didn't want to try and remove it in front of the saleman in case I created an embarrasing 'you broke it, you buy it' scenario.

Bill Busby May 1st, 2007 06:39 PM

It's supposed to wiggle a little. It's just a bit of shock absorbtion. And not it's not supposed to "un-plug"


Don Palomaki May 2nd, 2007 05:56 AM

If the construction is similar to the GL series, it does not come appart readily. There is a good bit of disassembly required to take off the built-in mic.

Mark Fry May 2nd, 2007 10:08 AM

And you'll wreck your warranty if you try to remove the mics. Out of interest, why do you think you'd need to?

Bill Busby May 2nd, 2007 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mark Fry (Post 671379)
And you'll wreck your warranty if you try to remove the mics. Out of interest, why do you think you'd need to?

I assumed he didn't really want to. I thought it was just a curiosity thing.


Bill Watson May 2nd, 2007 02:43 PM

Thanks guys.

I was curious, yes.

Just thought it would make it easier to fit a simple rain jacket if the mic head was a 'plug in' arrangement.

Since then I've found the 'Kata' RC-14 link which seems to fit the bill.

Nathan Quattrini June 2nd, 2007 09:16 PM

Is the Mic supposed to wiggle?
I just noticed tonight that my mic isn`t solid on the camera, I can actually wiggle it like a loose tooth. Is this normal? Or did the guy at Ritz last week break it loose when he tried to grab my camera from me?

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