Saramonics SR-XM1 Microphone
November 2019 |
Audio / Visual
This little mic has a unique design. It looks like a miniature version of the Rode Video Micro, except it plugs directly into your cameras 3.5mm jack without any cables. The mic has a small footprint sticking out the side of the camera instead of sitting on the top with a cold shoe suspension mount. You can also bend it forwards or backwards to suit your needs. It comes with a foam pop filter cover and it performs well enough although offers no help with wind noise.
The audio quality isn't very impressive to be totally honest. It's OK at best but if your planning to use it for production use, like YouTube videos, then I'd give it a miss. It can be made a little better in post but if you have a ear for good audio then it'll bother you.
That said, the sound is decent for the price point. It would be fine for home videos or if you get the TRRS version then it will definitely improve videos recorded on your smartphone, if that is your thing?
I've returned mine and decided to stick with the Olympus ME51SW, as that one is stereo and has a cable and clip to be used as a lavaliere.
Posted by Redz
Posted on 01/12/2019 at 07:33pm
Modified on 04/12/2019 at 09:00pm