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NikonME-1 Stereo Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (56)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Improves performance (29)
  • Well built / quality (24)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (23)
  • Home movies (21)
  • Shooting outdoors (19)
  • Shooting indoors (17)
  • Video (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (19), Semi-pro photographer (9), Aspiring film maker (7), Photo enthusiast (7), Film professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

awesome mic!

This is a vary good mic if your looking for interviewing people speaking also it is great for recording surrounding sounds also, amazing build quality vary impressive. although a little background noise when not...Read complete review

This is a vary good mic if your looking for interviewing people speaking also it is great for recording surrounding sounds also, amazing build quality vary impressive. although a little background noise when not needed. all around great little travel mic for a good price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good mic if you know what you are doing

I use this mic with my Nikon D800. It is a simple and easy device to use. Also records good audio. If you record in a noisy situation, it is okay because you...Read complete review

I use this mic with my Nikon D800. It is a simple and easy device to use. Also records good audio. If you record in a noisy situation, it is okay because you do not hear auto focusing noise of the lens in the recorded video. But when I shoot videos in quiet places, the mic picks up noise from every single auto focusing movement of the lens which is not pleasant to the viewers later. Now in a still situation, I set the camera on a tripod and set the lens on manual focus. For example, we had a Christmas program in our church last month. Singers and the violinist came out to the same spot to perform. So I set my camera on a tripod and set the lens on manual focus. I did not touch the camera or the lens until the program finished. Later when I replayed it, the picture and sound were excellent. Good video! But most of the cases I cannot use the manual focus option of the lens when shooting videos. So you need to think carefully what you are going to do with this mic. I would recommend this mic to people with caution. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could post a solution to this problem of noise picking from auto focusing lens.

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3.0

focusing noise problem

By Jack of all trades

from New Jersey

Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

Can you mount the mic on a bracket away from the lens?

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4.0

Fit for purpose

By tester

from The Woodlands, TX

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    Perfect for the camera but wish it also worked with my Dell Latitude 6440.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    solid mic

    By Ranger6

    from Rocklin, CA

    About Me Hobbyist, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction
    • Simple Connection To Dslr

    Cons

    • A bit pricey
    • Can Be A Bit Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Any Video
    • DSLR Video

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    Solid, compact, well-built mic. I wish the frequency response covered a tad bit lower, but this is just personal preference. Us it anytime you shoot video, much better than the internal mic.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I love it - thanks to previous reviewes!

    By MicMan

    from Northern Minnesota

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade

      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

      Before I purchased this product, I saw a pattern of two concerns in the product reviews: the mic was non-directional and there was noise generated by operating the camera. To address these, I purchased a 10' Rhodes extension cord and mounted the mic on a table tripod. This allowed me to get the mic off the camera - eliminating the camera noise. It also allows me to get the mic closer to the subject (could also use a boom) to reduced secondary sounds.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Mic

      By Manolo

      from Columbia, MD

      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

      Great product! Really excited to start making some videos. It was really easy to mount on my Nikon camera.

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      5.0

      A good product

      By wilbers dad

      from Rohnert Park, ca

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        The sound quality is good and better than the quality of the camera

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone

        By Tony

        from Charleston, SC

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        My videos have moved to a whole different level. Mic arrived when expected and and performs better than expected. Thanks, T.

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        4.0

        Exactly what you need

        By William

        from St. Thomas USVI

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        Needed it for a video and installed in 3 seconds works great. Recommend!

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        5.0

        Easy to use, good redults

        By FCBMark

        from FAIRFAX VA

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        I have only just started using my Nikon D 600 for video. This microphone is very easy to use and I noticed very good results immediately.

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        5.0

        Quality product

        By Phu

        from Salt Lake City

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        Nikon quality. Not battery required and way better than the camera mic.

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        5.0

        NewsEdit7

        By NewsEdit7

        from Worldwide

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        Great Microphone and all its features. However I failed to check for Mic input(s) on my D3100 and found out it was an AV output. Maybe B&H can display notice upon checkout regarding usage. Hope to use one day, perhaps with another camera.

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        5.0

        works just like advertised!

        By Ed in NJ

        from Howell, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

          Fit camera perfectly and did a great job of recording with video.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Must have accessory for videography!

          By Only the Best

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Band
            • Choir
            • Home Movies
            • Orchestra
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

            High quality stereo microphone with low frequency noise switch and vibration isolation mount which eliminates auto-focus and other camera noise heard when only the camera's built-in microphone is used.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Nikon microphone

            By Matt

            from Matt

            Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

            Great microphone for people starting to take professional video.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            DOES THE JOB

            By Bernie

            from Boca Raton,FL

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                On a Nikon 5300 this will work very well if
                you keep in mind that the camera has a built in volume
                control. If not adjust it will make whoosing sound, but after
                adjusting it works fine. 2 Techs from Nikon were not aware
                that the control was on the camera, not the mic.

                PS it does not mention this in either the Nikon instruction booklet
                for either the camera or mic.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Very impressed.

                By Big Jer

                from Tennessee

                Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                Works really well and cuts down wind noise. It's small and compact it was even reasonably priced.

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                4.0

                Decent Mic for the money

                By jcyoungquist

                from Ellensburg, WA

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                  I know almost nothing about audio when it comes to filming with my DSLR. I bought this because I'm planning to film some interviews, and I want them to appear and sound more professional than the camera's mic. My Nikon D5300 audio settings were set too high by default. When plugged in with the default settings, you get a low hiss with the audio. I googled it and found that others had the same problem. The solution is to set the audio settings to Manual, then lower the default level. My camera's default audio level was set on 15. I started with a very low setting, and worked my way back up until I found the level that produced enough volume, but did not produce the hiss. I found that the sweet spot is around 8 on my Nikon D5300.

                  With that troubleshooting behind me, I'm pretty satisfied with the mic. For the money, you're getting a good mic. Like I said, I know nothing about audio other than what I want to achieve. I'm sure that in order to get better sound quality, I would have to spend more money.

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                  5.0

                  excelent Microphone

                  By Tony D

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                    On a Nikon D5100.
                    Helps focus on my grandson music in the school band.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice clear sound by Nikon ME-1

                    By Rob Go

                    from Melrose, MA

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                      I attache this mic to my D7000 or D800 when making videos that require high quality sound.
                      Great crystal clear sound, a must have for photographers involved in video or videographers looking for a fully compatible and affortable piece of equipment

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nikon microphone

                      By Ed

                      from Riverside

                      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                      My videos use to come out with a lot of rigid noise in the background, due to the microphone my videos are now clear and understandable.

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