Helping to enhance audio quality when recording video with your digital camera, the DM-E1 Directional Microphone from Canon is an external microphone offering a range of directional control, including a dedicated shotgun setting as well as switchable 90° and 120° stereo settings. It is compatible with digital cameras featuring a 3.5mm plug and offers a frequency response range of 50 Hz to 16 kHz. An included wind screen helps to reduce peripheral sound from wind or other ambient noises, and a shock mount is incorporated into the design to reduce camera and lens operation noise while recording. It is powered by an included CR2032 button-type lithium cell battery, and a power status indicator lamp lets you confirm the remaining life of the battery.
- Shotgun is a monaural recording mode that picks up a narrow band of sound in front of the camera, making it suitable for dialogues, single musical instruments, or other specific subjects.
- 90° stereo recording mode is suitable for a single subject and adds some audio context to the sides to suit recording small groups of people.
- 120° stereo recording mode offers a wider angle of sound that is ideal for recording larger groups in more expansive areas, such as a band on stage or an outdoor party.