Pearstone Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe

Pearstone Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe

Pearstone Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe

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  • Works with Active Interface Hot Shoes
  • Similar to Sony VMC-K100

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The Pearstone Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe frees you up from being limited to Sony's proprietary microphones by allowing you to use your own external microphone. This adapter, similar to the Sony VMC-K100, works with any Sony camcorder that has an Active Interface Hot Shoe (AIS). Simply connect the adapter to the camcorder's Active Interface shoe and connect your microphone jack to the side of the adapter. Please note, when the adapter is connected to the hot shoe, the camcorder's built-in microphone is disabled.

Similar to Sony VMC-K100 adapter
Allows for connection of non-proprietary microphones
Works with any Sony camcorder with an Active Interface Hot Shoe (AIS)
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Pearstone Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Pearstone 9011300 Specs

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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 3.2 x 0.5"

    Pearstone 9011300 Reviews

    Microphone Adapter for Sony Camcorder Hot Shoe is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adapter expands your sound options! This Pearstone adapter does exactly what I need: provides option of using standard external microphones with my Sony mini-DVD camcorder. I am using it with a consumer-grade wireless sytem, but just about any microphone that uses an 1/8 mini plug could be used (pro mics can be used with an XLR to 1/8 adapter cable). You are limited to mono sound, as stereo is not possible through Sony's Active Interface hot shoe (this is a Sony issue, not an adapter issue). There is no locking collar (like Sony accessory mics have), but the adapter seems to stay in place without it. All-in-all, this is a very useful item.
    Date published: 2010-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works but wobbles It's worth it because it does give you a plug-in connection for 3rd party devices. However, as others have noted, there is no locking ring ... a puzzling omission. If only the adapter is on the camera with a connecting wire, the fit into the Sony proprietary hotshoe is tight enough. However, when topped off with a hotshoe to 1/4-20 adapter and a Zoom H1 recorder, a total of about 4 oz., the whole thing becomes wobbly. It would be okay for a relatively static placement on a tripod, but not for running after subjects and bumping around with the camera. Nevertheless, it gets 4 stars for being the only game in town.
    Date published: 2010-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mic adapter for sony camcorder It works, fine. I replaced a Sony adapter I accidentally broke. The cost of this generic adapter is ridiculously exorbitant. It was more costly than the Sony version (no longer made). I will not keep it, since I already bought a new camcorder. Always try to buy a camcorder w/ mic input jack. If you don't have a jack, this device is a handy thing to have. External mics are a must for classical piano and other accoustic music captures!
    Date published: 2010-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solution for discontinued Sony VMC-K100 We have 2 Sony HDR-SR1 Camcorders. We have always had a problem with the audio recording using the mic in on the camcorder in HD format. Problem solved! New life given to these once stored away camcorders. The Pearstone Microphone Adapter for the Sony Hot Shoe works great. I am able to use a wireless mic system and make a great HD video recording with great sound. No more hiss or buzz while using the HD settings. It fits the Hot Shoe just right. Just make sure the mic cable is secured properly and not pulling on the adapter and it will work real good.
    Date published: 2011-03-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Product; Poor value Will use to attach shotgun mike to my HC90 Sony camcorder. Design does exactly what I want. This product is the Only Show in Town. There is nothing else I could find to do the job. Pearstone is making a bundle on this one. The cost at almost $50 ... should have been about $15 or $20 at most. In addition to cost, another negative is the lack of swivel or tilt adjustments. But the big negative is the limitation on the weignt of the microphone (just a few ounces). The weight limitation could be increased considerably if the height were reduced by about 50% thereby improving resistance to breakage.
    Date published: 2011-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST HAVE FOR ME THIS IS A PRODUCT THAT DOES WHAT IT IS MEANT TO DO. Because my Sony Camcorder has no external Mic. input socket, using this excellent adapter is the only way I can use an external mic. Personally I think this adapter is better designed than the original Sony version because this one allows you to mount the mic. onto the camera,wheras the Sony version did not. I have only one slight critically comment to make, and I'm not sure if it is the fault of the adapter or the camera, and that is the mic. adapter is very slightly loose fitting onto the hot shoe. All in all though the product is a saviour.
    Date published: 2010-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Persone adapter rocks! This innocuous little adapter mounts into your Sony camcorder intellegent hotshoe and allows the use of 3rd party microphones.This is great as the only other way to get the sony brand cameras to accept other mikes is to buy a sony mike and adapt it, risky and expensive!I was not prepared for just how small this device really is, much better than an adapted mike.Great price, ...The only caveat is the mounting of the 3rd party mike, stacking it on top of the adapter is a little on the flimsy side, not a problem though if you use some form of rig( DOF rig or DSLR rig)I am so very glad I purchased this little device as now I can isolate the video soundtrack from any camcorder or other erronious noises!
    Date published: 2010-06-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works... just barely. first off, the adapter is SMALL. No bigger than my thumb. I ordered this for a Sony HDR-CX500V to be used with a Rode SM1 mic (camcorder mic) and if I shift the camera too quickly, the adapter falls out of the slot. I need to find a way to lock this down to make it worthy. Sadly... I don't think I'd ever order another Pearstone adapter.
    Date published: 2010-06-09
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