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External mic

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Hi all,
I remember reading ann online article about the best external mic to use with GoPro cameras. To the best of my recollection they stated Sony ECM-DS70P Electret Condenser Stereo Microphone at 50 was the most popular choice, but I seem to remember that the article said you could get a similar mic for way less and still get the same or nearly the same quality.

Does anyone have experience or can recommend a cheap solution? I don't have much in the budget to spend. I'm really thinking something sub $20 and hopefully closer to $5-$10. Is that too cheap? I don't want to waste money on an inferior product. That's why I bought GoPro instead of one of the cheap knockoffs in the first place. I want the best, but I don't want to be foolish about it either.

Thanks for your input,

Daniel


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Re: External mic

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Hey @danielr15,

 

Here is a list of the external mics that we recommend for GoPro Cameras. I have found some Lavalier mics for under $20. 

 

This list is not 100% comprehensive, other mics may work, but these mics are supported:

Supported by all cameras:

  • All Rode VideoMic models
  • Sennheiser MKE 400
  • Countryman Lapel (MEMWF05BD2-R)
  • Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2
  • Opteka VM-100 Video Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Sony ECMCS3 Clip style Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone
  • Shure VP83 LensHopper Condenser Microphone
  • Generally, any Lavalier microphone is supported 

Hero 4 Black Edition only:

  • Shure SM57
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM7B
  • Electrovoice Re20

Hope this info finds you well. 

 

Cheers,

Eric G

 

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GoPro
Posts: 215

Re: External mic

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Hey @danielr15,

 

Here is a list of the external mics that we recommend for GoPro Cameras. I have found some Lavalier mics for under $20. 

 

This list is not 100% comprehensive, other mics may work, but these mics are supported:

Supported by all cameras:

  • All Rode VideoMic models
  • Sennheiser MKE 400
  • Countryman Lapel (MEMWF05BD2-R)
  • Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2
  • Opteka VM-100 Video Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Sony ECMCS3 Clip style Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone
  • Shure VP83 LensHopper Condenser Microphone
  • Generally, any Lavalier microphone is supported 

Hero 4 Black Edition only:

  • Shure SM57
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM7B
  • Electrovoice Re20

Hope this info finds you well. 

 

Cheers,

Eric G

 

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Re: External mic

Thanks @ericgonz

Looks like I've got some research to do.  Anyone have experience with any of these mics?

 

Daniel