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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (AW+: 470 to 558 MHz)

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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (AW+: 470 to 558 MHz)
Key Features
  • For Professional Filmmaker, Videographer
  • MKE 2 Miniature Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • Rugged Bodypack Transmitter
  • Diversity Camera-Mount Receiver
The Sennheiser EW 512P G4 is a camera-mount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings advanced features to the EW Series, expanding this industry-standard system into a fully professional, yet cost-effective solution that filmmakers, videographers, and journalists can rely on—even in challenging shooting environments like big cities.
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Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built for Reliable Performance in the Field
  • 3Advanced Controls for Flexible Use
  • 4Proven Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 5Additional Features
  • 6EW 100 G4 vs EW 500 G4 Systems at a Glance

The Sennheiser EW 512P G4 is a camera-mount wireless lavalier microphone system that brings advanced features to the EW Series, expanding this industry-standard system into a fully professional, yet cost-effective solution that filmmakers, videographers, and journalists can rely on—even in challenging shooting environments like big cities.

The rugged EW 512P G4 combines a wide 88 MHz bandwidth with 3520 frequencies and an RF output level up to 50 mW for a clean transmission and broadcast-quality sound. Depending on your location, you can operate up to 32 mics in one space.

For pristine sound capture, the EW 512P G4 features a high-grade MKE 2 omnidirectional lavalier mic with a sweat-resistant, easy-to-conceal miniature design. Also included is a bodypack transmitter and a camera-mount receiver. The system connects to a camcorder, a DSLR/mirrorless, or a cinema camera to capture crisp-sounding speech or dialog for projects ranging from films and documentaries to wedding videos, corporate spots, and hands-free interviews.

The EW 512P G4 is backward-compatible with previous evolution systems, including EW 100 models, giving you the ability to mix and match G4/G3/G2/G1 receivers or bodypack, handheld, and plug-on transmitters.

Built for Reliable Performance in the Field
  • The EW 512P G4 features rugged, all-metal chassis well suited for extended use on location.
  • The lightweight, compact bodypack transmitter is moisture-resistant, easy to conceal, and offers rounded edges that are soft to the touch and comfortable for the talent to wear. A locking connector ensures that your lav doesn’t detach at a critical moment, while a convenient switch allows you to mute your mic. 
  • Using the included shoemount adapter, the equally compact receiver easily mounts on your camera without adding much weight. The included CL 500 cable provides a balanced connection from the receiver to the XLR audio input of your camcorder, cinema camera, or recording device. The CL 1 cable is for DSLR/mirrorless cameras and devices with 3.5mm inputs. A headphone output lets you monitor the quality of your sound while recording.
  • Both transmitter and receiver feature daylight-readable LED displays showing reception quality, battery status, and audio level. 
Advanced Controls for Flexible Use
  • The frequency scan function automatically searches for the cleanest frequency at your location.
  • To get you going quickly, the transmitter and receiver synchronize via infrared interface with the simple push of a button.
  • 10/30/50 mW switchable RF output helps overcome interference or save battery life.
  • The adjustable input sensitivity on the transmitter accommodates mic levels ranging from booming voices to quiet speech, and even line-level audio.
  • The receiver has an adjustable output range of 42 dB to match the audio input of your camera or recording device.
Proven Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • Popular with industry professionals, the MKE 2 omnidirectional lavalier microphone delivers a natural, broadcast-quality sound optimized for speech intelligibility. Its omnidirectional polar pattern ensures that the sound remains consistent, even when the speaker’s head moves away from the mic.
  • To take full advantage of the MKE 2’s dynamic range, the system employs proprietary HDX compander technology, preserving your sound without adding unwanted noise during transmission—delivering audio with remarkable accuracy and quality.
Additional Features
  • Adaptive-diversity reception for reliable transmission up to 330'
  • 20 frequency banks, each with up to 32 factory-preset channels to prevent intermodulation
  • Pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF noise when transmitter is turned off
  • User-friendly menu operation with flexible control options
  • Transmitter and receiver feature 4-step battery-life indicator
  • Auto-Lock function avoids accidental changing of settings
  • RF Mute function
  • 8 hours of battery life
  • Powered via AA batteries or rechargeable BA 2015 Accupack batteries (available separately)
  • Side contacts for recharging the Accupacks without removing them from either transmitter or receiver—requires the L 2015 quick-charging unit (available separately)
  • Unlike digital wireless systems, the SK 500 G4 transmitter can transmit to an unlimited number of EW series receivers
  • Wide range of accessories adapts the system to a variety of applications
EW 100 G4 vs EW 500 G4 Systems at a Glance
  • Bandwidth: Up to 46 MHz vs up to 88 MHz
  • UHF Frequencies: 1680 vs up to 3520
  • RF Output Power: Fixed 30 mW vs adjustable 10/30/50 mW
  • Mics at Once: Up to 12 mics vs up to 32 mics
  • Included Lavalier Mic: ME 2-II omni or ME 4 cardioid vs professional MKE 2 omni
  • Headphone Output: No vs yes
  • Audio Output: Unbalanced vs balanced
  • Plug-On Transmitter: No phantom vs +48V phantom power
UPC: 615104316225

Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Specs

System
Wireless TechnologyAnalog UHF
Number of RF Channel Frequencies3520
Included Transmitters1 x Bodypack
DiversityAntenna Diversity
RF Frequency Band 470 to 558 MHz
RF Bandwidth88 MHz
Frequency Step Size25 kHz
Max Operating Range330' / 100.6 m (Line of Sight)
Max Transmitters per Band32
EncryptionNone
Deviation±48 kHz (Peak)
ModulationWideband FM
Receiver
Receiver TypeCamera-Mount
Mounting OptionsShoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna1 x External, Fixed (Top-Mount)
Number of Audio Channels1
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Balanced Line Output (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output (Lockable)
Gain Range42 dB (6 dB Steps)
Audio Output Level1/8" / 3.5 mm Output:
+17 dBu (Balanced)
SquelchAdjustable, 5 to 25 dBμV
Adjacent Channel Isolation>65 dB
Power RequirementsBattery
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
1 x Sennheiser Accupack (Not Included)
Approx. Battery Life8 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators1 x Backlit LCD (Battery Status, Output Level, RF Level)
HousingMetal
Operating Temperature14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Dimensions2.5 x 3.2 x 0.9" / 64 x 82 x 24 mm
Weight4.6 oz / 130 g (with Batteries)
Transmitter
Transmitter TypeBodypack
RF Output Power10 / 30 / 50 mW (Switchable, at 50 Ohms)
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Lockable)
PadNone
MutingMute Switch
Audio Input Level3 V RMS (Mic Level, Line Level)
Gain Range 60 dB (3 dB Steps)
Frequency Response80 Hz to 18 kHz (Mic)
25 Hz to 18 kHz (Line)
Sync MethodIR
Antenna1 x Internal, Fixed (Beltpack)
Power RequirementsBattery
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
1 x Sennheiser Accupack (Not Included)
Approx. Battery Life8 Hours (Alkaline)
Display & Indicators1 x Backlit LCD (Audio Level, Battery Status, Signal Strength)
HousingMetal
Operating Temperature14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Dimensions2.5 x 3.2 x 0.9" / 64 x 82 x 24 mm
Weight5.6 oz / 160 g (with Batteries)
Microphone
Microphone TypeLavalier
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level39 dB CCIR
Maximum SPL142 dB SPL
Sensitivity5 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Lockable)
Cable Length5.25' / 1.6 m
Operating Voltage7.5 V
Operating Current Consumption250 µA
Weight0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 6.9 x 3"

Sennheiser EW 512P G4 Reviews

Great Wireless system!

By Antonio
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

Works great, but I would suggest buying another lavalier microphone. The diaphragm is kinda big, and the cable can be pretty loud if you don't set it up well.

Exceptional Sound Quality

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-22

I usually prefer to use a boom mic, but this mic came in handy when I needed to film testimonial interviews in a very loud industrial plant. Of course you heard the background noise in the footage, but that was intended and the subjects voice came through very clear despite the noisy environment.

This is it.

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

I had the G3 for about 3 years and decided to get a second lavalier. The MKE 2 mic sounds far better than the cheaper ME mic.

For Peace of Mind

By Alexis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

I pay as much attention to what's in the frame of my camera as I do with sound. I went with the Sennheiser EW 512P G4 to have a sense of security, reliability and great audio. The MKE 2 lavalier sounds great; and I actually like the durability of the wire. It feels that it will last longer because of it. Not knowing where my next gig will take me, to have 88Mhz RF bandwidth and 3530 RF channels, I will ensure to have the best connection possible in almost any scenario. I'm very happy with my purchase! I look forward on purchasing a second one for those gigs where I have to mic up two subjects and/or as a backup in case something happens to one of them.

Great audio pack

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-24

Nice improvement over previous ones

Awesome Mics

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

Thanks B & H! Perfect working order - brand new...

After about a year, love it, ready to buy another one!

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-01

I bought a set of G3 packs several years ago and they were great. Minimal to no problems, got me through a lot of interviews. Nowadays, I am becoming more known for audio than video, so I started upgrading my gear and THESE packs were a HUGE upgrade. I still have my G3s, but obviously the G4 is my primary go-to. The packs: Solid, sturdy, better display (blue, instead of orange), sharper text it seems. I have only had two instances of weird RF stuff. I just re-scanned the freq. and re-sync'd and everything was fine. I love having the confidence that audio isn't going to stop the show because lav packs are acting up, again. My biggest problem has been the mute button being accidentally switched and that's nothing to troubleshoot. The mic: The MKE2 is insanely better than the ME2 that comes with the G3s. I just used them side-by-side on a windy day. The MKE2 was clean and virtually unaffected. The G3/ME2 seemed noisy and much less pristine quality. Luckily, the talent wearing the better pack did all the talking. But, it was a noticeable difference. So, from here, that changed my mind - Time to get my G4 a sibling. I am going to buy two more MKE2 lavs for the G3s, and I am getting a second G4 system to round out my arsenal. This whole system is a significant upgrade for working pros. If you moonlight as a sound person, like a videographer role, the G3s are absolutely fine. But, for someone charging clients for a sound person, you need to deliver and these are perfect for corporate/doc/live event application. You often see people showing up with older packs and running into problem after problem. These Sennheisers are built for the modern day where everything is wireless and RF is everywhere. You start becoming everyone's go-to, because you are operating the most modern gear...and that equals money.

Powerful addition to your kit

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

Love the new G4s. My only comment is that when syncing you have to hold them together a bit longer and be more still than with the g3. The MKE-2 mic rules and is a big upgrade from the ME-2

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