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Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set

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Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set
Key Features
  • Wireless Connectivity up to 164'
  • Record Audio from Mic and Receiver
  • Water Resistant
Record monaural audio from subjects from up to 164' away with the water-resistant ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set from Nikon. The mic uses Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with all Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1, and COOLPIX cameras that have a 3.5mm microphone jack. The set includes a microphone, receiver, windscreen, audio cable, and a case.
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Nikon ME-W1 Overview

Record monaural audio from subjects from up to 164' away with the water-resistant ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set from Nikon. The mic uses Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with all Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1, and COOLPIX cameras that have a 3.5mm microphone jack. The set includes a microphone, receiver, windscreen, audio cable, and a case.

Both the microphone and the receiver capture audio, allowing you to record voices of both the photographer and the subject. Headphones can be plugged into both the mic and the receiver so that both parties can hear each other when shooting at a distance. Stereo recording can be achieved by connecting the optional ME-1 microphone to the ME-W1.

  • Mixing (mono and stereo, mono and mono)
  • Sound delay suppressive function
  • Echo cancellation
  • Noise cancellation
  • Popping sound cancellation
  • Nikon ME-W1 Specs

    Communication MethodBluetooth Standard Version 3.0
    Communication DistanceApproximately 164' (50 m)
    Directional CharacteristicNon-directional, monaural
    Battery1.5V AAA alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable battery
    Battery LifeApproximately 3 hours
    Earphone Jack3.5mm mini-jack
    IndicatorsBluetooth condition, battery power
    SwitchPower on/off
    InputMonaural input via microphone, stereo input via optional external ME-1 stereo microphone
    SoundMixing (mono and stereo, mono and mono), sound delay suppressive function, echo cancellation, noise cancellation, popping sound cancellation
    Audio InterfaceStereo/dual-mono audio codec, analogue audio input, analogue audio output
    Water ResistanceIPX5
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.49 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.7 x 2.35"

    Nikon ME-W1 Reviews

    ...great piece of gear!

    By Mark
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-06-03

    Wowwowwow! Received this mic a couple weeks back and been working overtime with it. Crystal clear sound (even with addition headset being used) even at a distance (about 20 feet), this is a keeper!

    Have already bought two sets

    By Bill
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-08-30

    My second set of these. Using two Sony 4K HandyCam video cameras for dance performances and wanted to obviate crowd noise from people near the camera. Also useful for dance lessons with either the student or instructor wearing the mic. Audio is captured even the mic worn on a belt.


    By Anonymous
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2017-03-14

    Yes they are easy to use but ... Lousy sound - The quality is terrible - very noisy and harsh sounding Too Big - A lav is supposed to be invisible. These are very big and clunky. Blue Light - As if the clunky size wasn't bad enough, some clever design person decided to put the led power light right at the top, so even if you manage to tuck it under a shirt, the blue light still glows through. Overall, and unusable piece of garbage.


    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2016-06-20

    Works Great when doing video

    You'll probably want a lapel mic instead...

    By jleeder77
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2016-03-06

    The pics themselves work fairly well as lapel mics, but when walking, running, or general action the rubbing and wind is overpowers the rest of the audio. The size of the mic makes it very difficult to hide as well. If you don't really need the waterproof feature, then go with a pair of lapel mics over this set.

    A good start

    By Charles R.
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2016-02-28

    Adjusting sound levels isn't easy - similar to the Sony version - probably all made in the same basement shop somewhere in Taiwan...

    Good investment at Reasonable Price

    By Randal
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-05-06

    I've used this to do recordings using a camera / teleprompter set up and it did just fine. The only downside is that the mircrophone is a little large and thus is more noticeable than just a regular, small lavaliere microphone would be. (That's because it has to hold a battery.) I worked around that by hiding it in something on my set. The set up is easy and it plugs right into my camera's microphone jack. Not sure how it would do outside in the wind as there is no muffler that comes with it...just an opening. But...I'm pleased with what it does for me.

    Fits My Needs Perfectly

    By Scooter
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2018-03-23

    I am using this for remote outdoors recordings and story tellings, fits my needs perfectly and works great

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    I'd like to use something like this to do 'pro' ...

    I'd like to use something like this to do 'pro' Zoom calls with better audio quality. Let me know if this is possible: 1) Use a standard external lavalier mic (in this case, a Rode) instead of the built-in mic, via the 3.5mm jack. Then, monitor the audio from the headphone jack. 2) On the receiver side, connect this via adapters to my USB audio interface (SSL 2) - taking the headphone or line out into the mic input, and the output into one of the XLR ports. (This might need some impedance matching + adapters). Is this possible? My other approach would be to use a Rode Wireless Go for the mic, and then a standard Bluetooth DAC to monitor the audio.
    Asked by: Arjun
    The 3.5mm jack in this is for mic level audio out only; It's not for headphones/monitoring. You could input that into an XLR port with the appropriate adapter. I'd recommend discussing your intentions with a phone or chat agent so that we can best ensure that your specific needs are met.
    Answered by: Yoni
    Date published: 2021-06-04


    Can you turn off the receiver mic so that it doesn't record what's going on around the camera/photographer, only the subject wearing the remote?
    Asked by: William K.
    You can turn off the mic on the receiver so that only the mic on your subject is on, yes.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    it si possible to use more than 1 transmitter? if it is, how many? I am a wedding videographer and would like to capture audio for both groom and bride, even the priest if possible
    Asked by: Carlos M.
    Sorry, no. Audio recording requires each mic have its own transmitter and track. That means you must have a mixer that can take 2 or more microphone. Three signals on one track would not allow any control of the levels of the three tracks resulting in a audio mess. I suggest that you speak with one of our Pro Audio agents regarding what you wish to do. They would have a great solution.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I have preordered, just wanted a hint on when these will be available for shipping?, thanks.
    Asked by: deborah
    Please email [email protected]<a href= target= _blank ></a> for an updated order status.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Is the bluetooth function only for connection between the transmitter and receiver, or can it also transmit audio directly to a cell phone?
    Asked by: rory
    It is only for transmitting from transmitter to receiver. Will not work with a cell phone.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Following up on the question and answer about turning off the receiver mic, how would you turn the receiver mic off? And both the transmitter and receiver have up and down volume buttons, is there a way to monitor what volume the equipment is at?
    Asked by: Peggy
    To turn off the receiver you need to do that from the mic itself. And to monitor the sound the only way is if you have a headphone jack on the camera to attach a headphone to.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Can you suggest a non-screw end lav mic compatible with the transmitter/mic of theNikonME-W1? Upon testing, I have discovered that when the receiver is enabled as mic also (a great feature of this set), an external lav mic will work fine, thus freeing the interviewer from the immediate camera position. Also, the extreme handling noise is eliminated, both transmitter and receiver by using external mics. But, I ask for suggestions of little lav mics because the lav mics I used to test are the screw on kind, and those seem to rattle around thus producing crackling if flexed. (Sennheiser AVX mics). Use is for interview situations, in this case, oral history. Thanks!
    Asked by: deborah
    We would suggest this one: Microphone Madness MM-LAPEL-1 Lapel Style Omni-Directional Microphone B&H # MILAPEL1.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    does it work for an iphone 6?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, it is not. The Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone is designed for use with Nikon's current DSLR cameras, as well as the Nikon Coolpix P7000, P7100, P7700 and P7800 Digital Cameras, as well as the Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Digital Cameras.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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