RX10 Video and External Microphone

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Jerry Stevens
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RX10 Video and External Microphone
Dec 14, 2013

I am not a videographer, just an amateur photographer delighted with my RX10. However, the cam already has catapulted my video game to another level instantly without my even trying. What I want to learn is how to take advantage of the external mic input to up the audio quality likewise. Can someone advise on an inexpensive setup? (I do not want to pour money into this venture until I am more comfortable I know a little about what I am doing.)

Let's say I want to do a talking head video.

(1) If wired, does the mic have to have its own battery? Does the mic have to have enough wire to be held by the speaker, or can a mic situated on the cam pick up well enough at say a 10-15 ft distance? What kind of mics are out there to be considered?

(2) Can this be set up with a wireless mic so as not to be tethered to the camera?

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