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Sennheiser MKE 200 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Directional Microphone

BH #SEMKE200 • MFR #508897
Sennheiser MKE 200 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Directional Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Smartphones
  • Battery-Free Operation via Plug-In Power
  • Built-In Wind Protection and Shockmount
Add the Sennheiser MKE 200 ultracompact and ultralightweight directional microphone to your camera- or smartphone-based shooting rig to make an easy upgrade in sound quality, even in noisy environments, without having to carry around a cumbersome windscreen and suspension system.
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Sennheiser MKE-200 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultracompact and Ultralightweight
  • 3Directional Sound Pickup
  • 4Quick and Secure Hookup to Camera, Smartphone, or Tablet
  • 5No Batteries Required
  • 6Internal Suspension Mount Minimizes Handling Noise
  • 7Built-In Wind Protection Minimizes Wind Noise

Add the Sennheiser MKE 200 ultracompact and ultralightweight directional microphone to your camera- or smartphone-based shooting rig to make an easy upgrade in sound quality, even in noisy environments, without having to carry around a cumbersome windscreen and suspension system.

Thanks to its integral wind protection, built-in shock absorption, and battery-free operation, the MKE 200 is a truly simple, space-saving, plug-and-play solution for capturing audio—a perfect companion for vloggers, run-and-gun videographers, and mobile journalists who need a quality camera-mount mic that will never get in the way of the shot.

To ensure that you're prepared for any shoot, the MKE 200 includes two locking 3.5mm audio cables—one features a standard TRS plug for compatibility with cameras and DSLRs, while the other utilizes a TRRS plug to connect with your smartphone or tablet. Plus, the supplied furry windshield can be slipped over the MKE 200 to provide increased protection from wind noise when shooting in outdoor environments.

Ultracompact and Ultralightweight
Measuring just 2.7" long and weighing only 1.7 ounces, the MKE 200 is an unobtrusive companion for your camera- or smartphone-based video rig; it will never intrude on the shot and it's so light that you'll forget it's even there. Also, the integral shoe mount allows the MKE 200 to be attached directly to your camera, no external hardware required.
Directional Sound Pickup
Most built-in camera and smartphone microphones are omnidirectional to pick up sound from all directions, which results in undue noise and ambience. The MKE 200 uses a supercardioid polar pattern to capture sources in front of the mic while attenuating side- and rear-entry sound. Low-noise electronics and a sensitive condenser element allow it to deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras, mobile devices, and portable recorders.
Quick and Secure Hookup to Camera, Smartphone, or Tablet
The MKE 200's 3.5mm output port can be connected to a range of devices using the two supplied coiled cables, each featuring a locking 3.5mm TRS plug on one end that prevents accidental disconnection at the mic.

One cable is terminated with a standard 3.5mm TRS plug for compatible hookup to your camera, DSLR, or portable handheld audio recorder, while the other cable has a 3.5mm TRRS plug to allow direct connection to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
No Batteries Required
Since the MKE 200 operates on plug-in power (2 to 10V), no batteries are required to run the microphone. Just hook up the MKE 200 to your camera or mobile device and forget about having to check, swap, or charge batteries.
Internal Suspension Mount Minimizes Handling Noise
The MKE 200 incorporates an internal suspension mount to reject the transfer of vibrations such as camera/smartphone handling noise. Plus, the bottom of the MKE 200 features a camera shoe mount, ensuring simple attachment to your camera or shoe-equipped stand or gimbal.
Built-In Wind Protection Minimizes Wind Noise
Knowing that the MKE 200 may be used in challenging shooting conditions, Sennheiser designed the MKE 200 with built-in wind protection, enabling the mic to lessen undesirable wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners without requiring that you slip on a separate foam windscreen. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, use the included furry windshield.
UPC: 615104346895

Sennheiser MKE-200 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
14 dB at 180°
Sensitivity-33 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB SPL A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (Locking, on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage2 to 10 V (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included CasePouch
DimensionsH: 2.36 x W: 1.54 x L: 2.72" / H: 60 x W: 39 x L: 69 mm
Weight1.69 oz / 48 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.615 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 4.5 x 2.8"

Sennheiser MKE-200 Reviews

Not working at all

By Abdallah
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-11

I bought the bundle MKE 600 WITH THE MKE 200 ... The MKE 200 is not working at all I tried it on all my camera with different cables .. and there's no sound

Favorite Mirrorless Camera Mic

By Kamal
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

I use this with my Canon R6 for vLogs and other content that requires something better than scratch audio and this mic delievers

Compact and effective

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-25

Compact and effective

This won my shootout of mics under $130

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

Sound is a little shy below 200Hz. Relatively low noise and the best immunity from outdoor wind noise with furry of 5 mics tested. Solid build, locking cable to mic, inconspicuous (no large, fragile red hoops), natural cardioid directional with wide acceptance angle, no close up pops from speech and without noticeable proximity effect. Passable reduction of contact noise. Immune from mild indoor wind noise without the furry, it essentially comes with it's own blimp. Also good on rf rejection as were all the other mics, except Tascam XY.

Just right!

By Ben
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

This MKE 200 is exactly what you hope it will be. Fabulous Sennheiser sound and a small package.

Good solid mic

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-27

It’s a good mic to replace camera audio. Light good build quality

Nice Mike

By Eroildo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

Nice little compact mike that's perfect for running and gunning outdoors. Not perfect by any means, but with a little post work the sound can be improved.

recomendo

By Diego
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

pequeno e compacto

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