FZ150 Sound Tests, in camera and external microphones

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FZ150 Sound Tests, in camera and external microphones
Oct 29, 2011

Decided to do a few sound tests with my FZ150 comapring the sound of the in camera microphone to the sound of 3 external microphones:
-Panasonic DMW-MS1-stereo
-Rode Stereo VideoMic(SVM)-stereo
-Sennheiser MKE 400-mono.

The Mic input on the FZ150 is 2.5mm. The connection on the Rode and Sennheiser mikes is 3.5mm, so you will need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter to be able to connect the mikes to the FZ150.

The FZ150 was placed on a tripod in front the loudspeakers, to form a triangle with the 2 loudspeakers. The room size is 14 feet wide, 22 feet long, 9 feet ceiling, wood floors. The sound system is located on the short wall of the rectangle shaped room. The system used was: Proac tower speakers, Proac ER1 subwoofer, SimAudio amp and preamp, Pioneer Elite DVD-CD player using the excellent stereo analog output.
Used the following music selections:
Music wih female voice:Amanda, Amanda McBroom, Sheffield Lab Crème de la Crème
Instrumental music:Amuseum, James Newton Howard, The Sheffield Jazz Experience
Acoustic Music:Shape of my Heart, Dominic Miller and Neil Stacey, Naim Records.

After you have listened to the different microphones on a good sound system, can you hear a difference between the different microphones?
Which microphone do you prefer?

In Camera Microphone:

Music with female voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnF2fcScuU8

Instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgAhJXVzPMM

Acoustic music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9dILBOsHc

Panasonic DMW-MS1 external microphone:

Music with female voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDAN2h3efng

Instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ov5_k1jsI

Acoustic music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuvLkE7zOfg

Rode Stereo VideoMic

Music with female voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9eXxYlAZs8

Instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOvYNWlRLy8

Acoustic music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMGvXbaVlX0

Sennheiser MKE400:

Music with female voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYua54URg6s

Instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpfydqWEtKM

Acoustic music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwXE6eMx00o

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