Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set

Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set

Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set

B&H # NIMEW1 MFR # 27159
In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today
Free Expedited Shipping Free Store Pick Up

You can order this item today and pick it up at the B&H NYC Superstore during regular business hours.

Store Schedule Get Directions

Product Highlights

  • Wireless Connectivity up to 164'
  • Record Audio from Mic and Receiver
  • Water Resistant
$0.00 Tax Collected Outside NY and NJ

You Pay: $199.00

Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Nikon ME-W1 overview

  • 1Description

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
  • UPC: 018208271597
    In the Box
    Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set
  • Microphone
  • Receiver
  • Windscreen
  • Audio Cable
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon ME-W1 specs

    Communication Method Bluetooth Standard Version 3.0
    Communication Distance Approximately 164' (50 m)
    Directional Characteristic Non-directional, monaural
    Battery 1.5V AAA alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable battery
    Battery Life Approximately 3 hours
    Volume Adjustable
    Earphone Jack 3.5mm mini-jack
    Indicators Bluetooth condition, battery power
    Switch Power on/off
    Clip Yes
    Input Monaural input via microphone, stereo input via optional external ME-1 stereo microphone
    Sound Mixing (mono and stereo, mono and mono), sound delay suppressive function, echo cancellation, noise cancellation, popping sound cancellation
    Audio Interface Stereo/dual-mono audio codec, analogue audio input, analogue audio output
    Water Resistance IPX5
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.6 x 2.3"

    Nikon ME-W1 reviews

    ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Early Returns Are Impressive I haven't put the ME-W1 through the ringer yet, but I'm impressed so far. Set up was simple and the sound quality on the tests I did was great. Background noise (cars driving by, people talking) was minimal and the quality of the intended sound was excellent. The microphone is bulkier than a standard lapel mic, which may be an issue for interview type footage. But I believe you can hook up a smaller mic and hide the transmitter. That's my next step.
    Date published: 2015-08-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from You'll probably want a lapel mic instead... 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.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Incredible Idea but falls a little short We were very excited about these and hoped this would be the breakthrough answer to our prayers because we do oral histories, and we need to get great audio from both interviewer and narrator. And yes, it does work for audio capture of both, and even gives you two tracks of audio. But that audio is plagued with a noisy background. Yes, you would expect that in this type of connector, a 3.5mm jack. However, we currently use the Sony Bluetooth mics (we have to use two sets of them at once) and they are not nearly as noisy. That said, if you ignored the noise the quality is pretty good. I regularly use Sound Soap to clean up this type of ambient hiss, but in this case I get poor results, I do not know why. It cleans up noise but at the expense of the audio you hope to keep, rendering this noise filter ineffective. I have cleaned 1000's of tracks with this method and never had such poor results, so I am at a loss. I tested the mics using a longer 3.5mm cable to the camcorder and got utterly horrible results, so you have to use the short cable to connect the receiver to the recorder/camera that came with it, or like I did, the one the above mentioned Sony came with. Thinking it was the cable I tried another, still bad audio capture. I used an external lav mic to the receiver end and then to the transmitter end and that worked fine, still did not help suppress the noise though. Using the external lav mics did eliminate the handling noise that these mics are prone to, however. We use these external lav mics with the Sony Bluetooth with excellent results, and it also hides the big presence of the transmitter mic itself on camera. Sometimes you want that. The Sony transmitter mic is large, but the Nikon transmitter mic is a little larger. I have not tested battery life yet, I just got these mics after an almost 6-month wait on them to ship. I talked a lot about audio quality, but hey, that is the most important thing on evaluating a mic I think. The last thing I will mention is that the tiny rubber buttons do not seem very hardy and I think they will be giving me trouble before all is said and done. Cool how you can set the receiver to either single source of audio record (led is blue on receiver) or dual source of audio record (led is green on receiver). If single mode is enabled the only input will be from the transmitter mic, usually this is placed on the talent. Head's up on setting the receiver: you have to turn it on, then press the rubber button twice. This will switch back and forth from single to dual capture, so on, press twice and green light comes on, press twice again while still on and blue light comes on. Not well explained in the manual. So even after all that I will continue to work with this Nikon system to try for the best because I really, really want it to work. And the audio is good were it not for the hiss. For us, it is the perfect solution. That hiss, though...harsh! Let me point out that I am a stickler for good audio, so some people may not feel particularly bothered by the hiss, because you can hear the voices very clearly even though the back ground sounds like you have a soft fan going. Professionals would object, though, for sure!! I also tried it out on one of our Marantz PMD 661 digital recorders. Not any better or worse sounding audio than with the Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder I used for the above testing. Hence the 3 stars. I will not be using it for anything important until I can get better results, though. I will keep trying!
    Date published: 2015-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Accessory for Wireless Audio Recording I purchased 2 ME-W1 wireless sets to connect external microphones wirelessly to my cameras and external audio recorder. The Bluetooth connection between the microphone and receiver worked flawlessly with clear transmission up to 50 meters. I found the directions to be ambiguous at best when I attempted to connect the receiver to the audio inputs on my cameras or audio recorder. Eventually I discovered that the audio cable has to be connected to the headphone output port on the receiver, not the microphone port. Once I connected the transmitter properly to my D4, D800E, or Zoom H4n XLR external microphone inputs, everything worked perfectly. The quality of the ME-W1 microphone is fairly good It is unidirectional but works well as a lavalier microphone for interviews. I also was able to plug an ME-1 stereo microphone or Sennheiser MKE400 microphone into the microphone input jack on the ME-W1 microphone to take advantage of the better quality of these microphones. Using 2 ME-W1 receivers to connect ME-1's or Sennheiser MKE400's to the external microphone XRL inputs on the H4n, I can get wireless stereo audio recording in venues where cable connection is inconvenient or impossible. Because each ME-W1 microphone/receiver set is connected by an exclusive preset Bluetooth frequency, the 2 microphones can be used for stereo wireless recording without interference. Just what I had hoped for.
    Date published: 2015-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have already bought two sets 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.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from garbage 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.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good start Adjusting sound levels isn't easy - similar to the Sony version - probably all made in the same basement shop somewhere in Taiwan...
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Works Great when doing video
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    • y_2018, m_3, d_20, h_23
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.7
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_8
    • loc_en_US, sid_1127273, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item

    Nikon ME-W1 Q&A

    Nikon ME-W1 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.