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NikonME-1 Stereo Microphone
 
4.2

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

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    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Improves performance (26)
  • Well built / quality (21)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (23)
    • Home movies (20)
    • Shooting indoors (17)
    • Shooting outdoors (17)
    • Video (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (16), Semi-pro photographer (9), Aspiring film maker (7), Photo enthusiast (7), Film professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (56)

    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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    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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      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.

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        • 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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        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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                  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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                  5.0

                  Easy to use, works great!

                  By aroostookphoto

                  from Van Buren, Maine

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors

                    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                    Very simple and straightforward to use right out of the box. Works great on my Nikon D600 for weddings and I'm looking forward to using it at other events, as well.

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                    4.0

                    Great tool for using video

                    By JC Exec

                    from Mexico

                    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                    If you are planning to record video portions on your dslr, please be sure to buy one microphone like this one.
                    I love keeping myself on one brand so this Nikon does a great job

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                    5.0

                    This product is awesome....

                    By Big Smile, Inc.

                    from New York and Pennsylvania

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                      I use this product for video taping. The main use is for putting people on tape or film for auditioning purposes.I like everything about this product and it is not bulky.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Hicham

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                          This is such a powerful Microphone. It catches sound from a long distance and the sound is great.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Huge Improvement

                          By BEP

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                            The Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone creates a huge improvement over the in-camera microphone on my Nikon D4. I was shocked when I hooked up my videos with music to external speakers or listened with headphones. The bass blew me away. I recorded a friend singing and playing the guitar, and it was like being there in person. Voice tone and resonance were there. I could hear the strings vibrate and his fingers move up and down the strings. If sound matters, this is one accessory to not be without.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent quality sound

                            By Studioblue

                            from Calumet City, IL

                            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                              The ME-1 stereo microphone offers a great external choice for cleaner audio capture. Nikon got it right in a small form high quality microphone.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Fills a need

                              By Drumstick

                              from RI

                              Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                              This mic improves the sound quality on my D7100 that I use for high school and youth football. The built-in mic was OK, until I shot a game in windy conditions. The ME-1 comes with a wind scree. And a low-cut filter that takes a lot of the rumble out.

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                              5.0

                              Nikon on a Canon!

                              By Alumni Productions

                              from Norman, OK

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                                I used the Nikon ME-1 on my Canon Rebel t3i and it works awesome! Captures wonderful sound and blocks wind very well.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Light mic, functional, simple works well

                                By copajaus

                                from Sydney, Australia

                                About Me Parent, Technically Challenged, 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 bought this as I was needing a small Mic to improve the quality of video on my Nikon SLR. For the price I think it's pretty good and does the job well. The Mic. still pick some noise with some lenses but overall the recording quality improve dramatically compared to the standard in camera mic.
                                  An essential purchase in my opinion.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  D7100 Shootgun

                                  By Ono Kane

                                  from Las Vegas

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                                    The ME-1 improves audio by reducing camera noise and narrowing the area of detection. It also is relative small and easy to use. For the size and price it can not be beat.

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                                    5.0

                                    Does just what its supposed to do.

                                    By timbobby

                                    from Louisiana

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel
                                      • Upgrade

                                      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                                      With first use, off-camera, and using an extension cable, this microphone proved to be useful and economical. I haven't used it on camera, nor tested it in various condition yet, but so far, so good.

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                                      • No

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