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Panasonic DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera

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Panasonic DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Monaural or Stereo Selectable
  • 2.5mm (Sub-mini) Connector
  • 5.5" (140mm) Cable

You Pay: $99.00

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The Panasonic DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone is compatible with the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera. With this microphone you can record audio in higher quality and from greater distances. The microphone has a 2.5mm (Sub-mini) connector, a 5.5" (140mm) cable and can record in monaural or stereo.

Powered with one AAA battery
Cable length 5.5" (140mm)
Frequency response 100 to 20,000 Hz (with low-frequency cut selector)
Recording is monaural or stereo selectable
Panasonic DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera
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    DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera
     
    4.3

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Everyday (7)
      • Home (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (6), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Suitable for our purposes

      We use the camera to record informal chamber music material for auditions and program applications. It is not a high end mic, but a big improvement over the internal mono mic on the...Read complete review

      We use the camera to record informal chamber music material for auditions and program applications. It is not a high end mic, but a big improvement over the internal mono mic on the camera. It rivals the better internal mics on dedicated video cameras.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      ligthweight, cheap,.average quality

      Its ok. its cheap. there's no level control in the GH1 so you're limited anyway. Its better than onboard sound, but doesn't hold a candle to properly recorded sound.
      It'll do...Read complete review

      Its ok. its cheap. there's no level control in the GH1 so you're limited anyway. Its better than onboard sound, but doesn't hold a candle to properly recorded sound.
      It'll do me for run and gun sort of journalism

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      4.0

      DMW-MS1

      By Kumar

      from Pleasanton CA

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Design

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

      Kind of OK

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice upgrade

      By Doug

      from Chapel Hill, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Upgrade

        Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

        Better sound quality than the built-in mike. Plus, unlike the built-in mike on my FZ-200, does not pick up noise from the autofocus system when things are very quiet.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Impressed with the recording sound.

        By Bob a New User

        from Philadelphia PA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Upgrade

          Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

          I am a novice but I do have a discerning taste for quality. That said; the Panasonic DMW-MS1 is everything I wanted or needed to make my recordings worthwhile. I will not try to compare it to other external microphones, simply because I have no experience. I only know what I hear from my recordings with this microphone attached to my Panasonic FZ-150, the sound is very good. So if you are searching for an external microphone and you have a Panasonic FZ-150, or similar camera, than you should consider this microphone.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Better than expected!

          By Les the missionary

          from Jonesboro, AR

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

            I ordered this microphone to replace one that was lost overseas. I thought I was ordering an exact replacement, but when this one came in it was much better than the original. The sound quality is much higher, and the ability to pick up sounds at a greater distance than with the previous model far exceeded my expectations.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Minor upgrade to audio recording quality

            By Shutterbug

            from South Plainfield, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Not so expensive

            Cons

            • Does not feel sturdy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur documentary shoot
            • Video

            Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

            Only marginally better than the on-board stereo mic of the Panasonic GH2. At least the sound pickup is closer to the audio source (subject) in front of the camera rather than the on-board mic which is positioned closer to the shooter (near the hot shoe). The stereo mic level indicator on the GH2 (enabled through the menu) will lay to rest any worries about forgetting to turn the mic on. The 2.5mm connector fits my GH2 just right without having the need for an adapter (I've considered using better spec'd mics from Rode but they required the use of a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter). The cord length is just right. My only gripe is that it feels like cheap plastic. But it's priced like one, so no complaints. Overall, it supplements my Panasonic GH2, in form and function, very well.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Panasonic DMW-MS1 Stereo Mic

            By astronorick

            from Valley Forge, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

              Product use is straight forward. Mic mounts on GH-1/2 camera flash mount, and plugs into camera via Panasonics sub-mini microphone in jack. Mic does well in better isolating directional sound, as opposed to the camera's built in microphone.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Ideal for casual use

              By AndyD

              from Northumberland, UK

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                Much better than the built in mono mic on my Panasonic G2. Decent sound quality for the casual videographer

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                great mic!

                By derek

                from santa cruz, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                      great mic i use it every time i use my camera. has really good audio and has the wind cut option witch is nice. easy to use and lasts really long on its one battery.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Does a good job

                      By jldesigner

                      from Laval, Canada

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                        Although not in the same league as a professional mic, this one works well.
                        Plastic (what isn't today?) made but still, well built.
                        I haven't used it much but I believe it will do the job for a long time.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By Hamed

                        from UAE - Dubai

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                          i use this Mic for all my movie shoot daily, very compact & useful

                          i like it so much

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Jim

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                            A great addition to GH1 or GH2

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Nice sound, no gain input selector

                            By Chong An

                            from Vashon Island, WA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • No gains input selector

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                            Extremely lightweight, correct size, does not block camera view. Nicely rendered stereo sound, plus good focus to the front. Too bad that there is not much audible difference between the on-board mike and the external mike, and this comes out on a standard MacBookPro.

                            The overall sound-space is good, the high freqs are warm, no hissing. The low end is free from echoes or reverb distortions. Would be great to have at least two gain input levels to select from, possibly three.

                            Another disadvantage is that you cannot regulate the input level during recording, though that may be device-dependent. If you found it otherwise, feel free to comment, but I tinkered with it while mounted on a Lumix GH2, and there are only presets for input level in the camera, and no on-the-fly controls.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good product.

                            By Aquagiba

                            from Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                              There is a clear difference for the better when using external microphone.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Sure you want to say that, here?

                              By None

                              from Pinedale, WY

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Not Durable

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                              I decided that a monoral sound track on a High Def Video was just cheap, so I bought this mike. I would have settled for a less expensive one, but I didn't find another with a micro stereo plug which the camera requires. It is light, nearly featherweight and not obtrusive. I can't complain about the sound quality because it is way better than the built-in mike. Only negative is its price.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works as described

                              By Sam

                              from Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Hobart, and more

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                Only used it a couple times so far, though produced clean and clear sound. Use it with both GH1 and GH2. Internal mics on these camera are pretty good - this mic is even better. A simply way to improve audio when shooting video on the Lumix G cameras.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Suitable for our purposes

                                By CLyon

                                from Narberth, PA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                    We use the camera to record informal chamber music material for auditions and program applications. It is not a high end mic, but a big improvement over the internal mono mic on the camera. It rivals the better internal mics on dedicated video cameras.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great Mic for Value!

                                    By BFreeDP

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Interviews

                                      Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                      For semi-pros and freelancers it is always a good idea to have your own Audio. For shooters, it isn't always convenient to run a dual system. Having your own mic, even a simple one that fits in the hot-shoe is a great plus! By giving yourself improved quality and audio capability you can not only add better sound but extend your services. Great for shooting interviews!

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                                      • No

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      ligthweight, cheap,.average quality

                                      By giantkillerrobots

                                      from alice springs australia

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                        Its ok. its cheap. there's no level control in the GH1 so you're limited anyway. Its better than onboard sound, but doesn't hold a candle to properly recorded sound.
                                        It'll do me for run and gun sort of journalism

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Really works great!

                                        By Evanflys

                                        from NorCal

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Looks cool
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Not cheap

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Interviews
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Videography

                                        Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                        The stock GH1 mics work fine but this really gives much better audio quality.

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                                        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome mic for an Awesome price!

                                        By Velocity HDSLR

                                        from Layton, UT

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about DMW-MS1 Stereo Lumix Microphone for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Digital Camera:

                                          Great Stereo mic! I don't leave home without it. Turn peoples head, they ask me everytime, " Is that a mic on your SLR camera? How cool!"

                                          The quality is great for short film, commercial and sports.

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