Em1mkII + Microphone: why so low?

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luisflorit Veteran Member • Posts: 7,992
Em1mkII + Microphone: why so low?

I am trying to use my EM1MKII with an external mic (Azden SMX-10). The mic is not a pro mic at $70, but should be better considerably better  than the camera mic.

My problem is that the camera mic records the sound much higher (albeit much noisier) than the Azden. I set the volume to +5 for the camera mic,  and +10 for the external mic.

Although the Azden uses a AAA battery, the camera menu option  "Plug-in Power" set to On makes the volume better (why?), and it works even if I set the mic power to OFF (?!). My batteries are a bit old, but they  are working fine with a flashlight.

Ideas?

Thanks,

L.

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