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Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders

B&H # SISDW150 Mfr # SDW-150
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Product Highlights
  • Digital Wireless Technology
  • Compact Size
  • Clip-on Microphone

The Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System is designed to provide camcorder users with the flexibility and convenience of hands-free and cable-free microphone operation. The system includes a camera mounted receiver with a shoe-mount and a belt-clip transmitter with clip-on microphone. Digital transmission means no interference from standard RF wireless devices and the system is easy to operate with both transmitter and receiver on matched channels.

Clip-on Microphone
The clip-on microphone attaches to a shirt or sweater and provides hands-free microphone operation.
Digital Wireless Technology
Digital wireless provides interference free transmission and reception.
Battery Efficient Operation
The receiver operates on 2 AAA alkaline batteries and the transmitter uses 2 AA alkaline.
Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders
  • Transmitter with belt-clip
  • Receiver with shoe-mount
  • Clip-On Microphone
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SimaSDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders
     
    3.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    63%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Compact (9)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality (5)
    • Limited functions (4)
    • Unreliable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Novice (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good for the money

    I bought this item to use with a Canon Rebel T3i, never expecting Sennheiser quality, and I wasn't disappointed. It does a serviceable job once you manually adjust your levels. The microphone clip...Read complete review

    I bought this item to use with a Canon Rebel T3i, never expecting Sennheiser quality, and I wasn't disappointed. It does a serviceable job once you manually adjust your levels. The microphone clip is large and stiff. Hiding the mic is a chore because it's big, and so is the transmitter. The receiver sits somewhat loosely in the camera's hot shoe. The overall appearance is silver plastic -- but I'm still enjoying using this system, and you can't beat the price as a test of how much you'll actually use a wireless lav before spending the big bucks on something better.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You get what you pay for.

    I used this product for a Wedding video. The sound cut out several times, and there seems to be a hissing noise anytime the mic is receiving strong audio. The Mic itself has...Read complete review

    I used this product for a Wedding video. The sound cut out several times, and there seems to be a hissing noise anytime the mic is receiving strong audio. The Mic itself has a midrange canny sound, I may still use it but replace the mic, but only until I upgrade to a more decent system.

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    4.0

    Excellent Microphone

    By Glenn S

    from Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      This is a great wireless option as an add on to my camcorder to better record voices.

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      4.0

      Great product

      By Sean

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      This is great. I figured I would try this out to see what the quality was like. I was not disappointed. It was such a great price, compared to a few hundred dollars for other high end products. This product is one of my go to items when it comes to sound.

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      4.0

      WORKS OK FOR THE MONEY

      By Joe Bly

      from NYC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Ok For Price
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      No instructions in the package. Got the instructions on the Sima website. The included mic has too much bass and high level output. The transmiter also works with three other better mics that I have.

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      2.0

      What I'd expect

      By S17

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      You get what you pay for. For about $[$] this product works so far (I've only tested it in the office). I could only afford to spend $[$] and so this is better than nothing BUT the two main issues I've come across so far is: it's noisy and the mic is not directional. The mic picks up sound from all directions, so yes it will capture the audio of the person that it's clipped onto but you're also going to get a lot of ambient noise. And two it's noisy. Just holding the mic in a silent room with headphones on I hear all kinds of strange interference sounds and signals. Oh well you get what you pay for.

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      4.0

      What a Bargain!

      By RebNinerOne

      from North Central Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • A Must-have In Wind
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Feels flimsy
      • Needs Equalization

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • YouTube vids

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      Bought for use with a top-end Canon consumer camcorder. Shooting in windy conditions wipes out ANY on-board camcorder mic, this is the solution. It also gives multi-clip video scenes a stable audio level. Audio needed equalization, it's a bit weak in the low tones. It feels flimsy, but so what - it works!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      audio is good

      By jackie

      from ft lauderdale

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

      • Hot Shoe Attachment Issue

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

      The hot shoe connection doesn't secure the receiver... may be missing part of the attachment..

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not a good product

      By Al

      from Ronkonkoma, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

          It is Impossible to use it because of huge background noise The built-in microphone works much better.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good for the money

          By California Wild

          from Los Angeles area, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cheap appearance
          • Clunky size

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

          I bought this item to use with a Canon Rebel T3i, never expecting Sennheiser quality, and I wasn't disappointed. It does a serviceable job once you manually adjust your levels. The microphone clip is large and stiff. Hiding the mic is a chore because it's big, and so is the transmitter. The receiver sits somewhat loosely in the camera's hot shoe. The overall appearance is silver plastic -- but I'm still enjoying using this system, and you can't beat the price as a test of how much you'll actually use a wireless lav before spending the big bucks on something better.

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          4.0

          works for purpose intended

          By gr8goofy

          from charlotte nc

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Belt clip too rigid
          • Clip could be better

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

          works for what I bought it for. BUT The clip on the mike pack is not user friendly. It is a poor design and very rigid. It will not last long.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Bang for the buck!

          By Elizabeth

          from Estero FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

            This is a really cool little nifty add-on to your camcorder. It's powerful and a lot of bang for the buck. Highly recommended!

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Golf Putting video tips

            By Doug

            from Northern VA.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                I purchased the wireless mic so I can put my putting tips on the internet. The system is easy to use and the sound is clear.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very good product

                By B&H User

                from CT

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                The microphones work great and the sound are clear.

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                1.0

                Ugh, get what you pay for

                By Wilkey

                from Falls Church, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                Sound quality and level were terrible. Flimsy construction and the lockdown was too short to screw down securely onto the cold shoe of my TM700. Linkup to receiver was unreliable. Wow, it's only [$] but still, not a worthwhile purchase.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                You get what you pay for

                By JoeyJoJo Jr. Shabado

                from Tempe, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Limited Functions
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                While this is light-weight, it feels cheap. Like a cheap gum-ball machine toy. The sound quality isn't bad, but I did lose 15 seconds of audio without knowing. I didn't pay a lot for it, so I guess I shouldn't expect a quality product either.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value!

                By JE

                from Houston, Tx

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                Good quality sound. The range is excellent, easily 50' with no loss in quality. Very easy to use, just a power button and a link button. Lapel microphone is interchangable, so it can be upgraded. Very pleased with my purchase.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                You get what you pay for.

                By Rob

                from Fort Lawn, SC

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                I used this product for a Wedding video. The sound cut out several times, and there seems to be a hissing noise anytime the mic is receiving strong audio. The Mic itself has a midrange canny sound, I may still use it but replace the mic, but only until I upgrade to a more decent system.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product at the right price range

                By MikeTech

                from West Palm Beach, Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Short battery life on mic

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                We used this product to record presentatios that took place in a loud vendor hall at a technology conference. The micrphone worked well and is well worth the price. It would make a good addition to a school or classroom that wanted to pgrade the quality of recordings especially made outdoors.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy to use

                By reamergirl

                from Athens, OH

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Interviews

                Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                nice for the price

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Would be great system, but...

                  By Fire Vid.

                  from Laurel, Ms

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Simple Use

                  Cons

                  • Popping heard

                  Best Uses

                  • Productivity
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                  I bought this system for use on my camcorder for use at weddings, church, etc. The sound itself is very good, good range beyond what was specified. Only problem was constant "popping" when speaking at any distance from receiver. Tried a different mic from a known "good" system and still heard popping. Not in the wire, just the system. Would be a great system if there was no popping.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By VTP-LLC

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Need other color options

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sima SDW-150 Digital Wireless Microphone System for Camcorders:

                  Used for my video small business. it's a great product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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