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External Microphone for FZ-100

Started Sep 24, 2010 | Discussions thread
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External Microphone for FZ-100
Sep 24, 2010

Just received the FZ100 today. I was hoping to use my Sony ECM-MSD1 mic.

Two issues

The Sony plug is larger than the Panasonic mic insert (I could possibly get a step down adapter?)

In the Panasonic Manual the following is mentioned: "when a stereo microphone other than the dedicated stereo microphone is used, it will not only malfunction, but may also cause damage, so do not use it."

Not sure if the reference here is for any dedicated microphone, or specific to the Panasonic one? Has anyone used an external mic other than the Panasonic DMW-MS1? If so, did you need to use an adapter step-down plug? Did the camera recognize the mic?

thanks for any input here.

Meanwhile, I have a lot of brain rewiring to do to move from my hard-wired FZ28 mentality to the FZ100 way of seeing things.

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