EM-5 External Microphone Suggestions

Started Apr 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Andy Hastings
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EM-5 External Microphone Suggestions
Apr 25, 2012

This may seem like a dumb question but I am really looking for help here. Searched the forum and the internet and couldn't find anything. I know the SEMA-1 provides a mic jack to attach a third party microphone.

My experience with Sony camcorders is limited to on-camera mic attachments...with the EM-5's video capability looking so promiseing, I believe it will become my primary tool for video as well as photos.

Some have indicated that the on-camera microphone isn't that good and it seems any camera benefits from an external mic. However, I have no experience with off-camera microphones...I'm not sure how that would work....like if i am recording an informal video or a soccer game, or whatever...I need an "assistant" walking around with a mic?

Bottom line question - are there any external microphones that actually mount on the camera with the SEMA-1 unit already attached (besides the included Olympus mic)? It isn't clear to me that there is anyway to attach anything.

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