Olympus SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set

Olympus SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set

Olympus SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set

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Product Highlights

  • For E-P2 & E-PL1 Digital Cameras
  • Reduces Wind Noise
  • Record High Quality Sound
  • Includes Adapter & Microphone
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The Olympus SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set is your solution for recording high quality sound with your movies from Olympus E-P2, & E-PL1 digital cameras. Connect the External Microphone Adapter EMA-1 to your camera's accessory port and maximize your flexibility with the Olympus ME-51S stereo microphone. The ME-51S stereo microphone connects to the EMA-1 Adapter through a stereo mini jack (3.5mm) and with the included extension cable and clip, you can position the microphone at the best place for your sound needs.

UPC: 050332174634
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Olympus SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set
  • ME-51S Stereo Microphone
  • Microphone Adapter EMA-1
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Olympus SEMA-1 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.4 x 1.5"

    Olympus SEMA-1 reviews

    SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works with OM-D, but change the mic I bought this adapter set to use with my Olympus OM-D EM-5. It works as promised, and allows me to input most 3.5mm mics (with the correct pin arrangement) to record in-camera audio. But - the included microphone picks up a lot of noise from the OM-D, making it totally unusable. (Reviewers who were using it with a PEN series camera didn't mention this, so I'm assuming it's specific to the OM-D's fans and other mechanisms).That said - I've been able to attach another mic and it works just fine. My RODE mic isn't practical to mount to the OM-D, but the sound it records is crystal clear. I think I'll look for a lapel-style mic with a wind sock and use that rather than the included mic. For the price, it's a handy accessory, but real videographers will be recording multiple sound sources anyway...
    Date published: 2012-11-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from External Mic and Adapter for PEN E-PL2 I got this adapter to use with my Olympus PEN E-PL2 camera when recording video. The availability of this adapter was the main reason I purchased this camera over another brand. It allows the connection of an external microphone to the camera. Recorded audio sounds distorted because it's too loud. It picks up significant wind noise. The extension cable should have been longer. It would have been really nice to have a volume control on the adapter. I promptly ordered wind screens and 20' of extension audio cables. I think with these additional items, it will do exactly what I need!
    Date published: 2011-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Essential for video use! This mic adapter is essential if you use your Olympus Pen for video. I have an Olympus E-PM1. The in-built picks up all kinds of distracting sounds. When I took the camera a party, the loud music caused distortions. This mic adapter and bundled stereo mini-mic solved those issues. I am using the mic adapter with the bundled mini-mic, which is a huge improvement over the in-built mic on the E-PM1. The sound quality with the mini-mic is pretty good. Having said that, for serious video I plan to invest in a quality external mic which can plug in to the mic adapter. I docked one point from the review because the mic adapter essentially uses up the flash slot. One wonder's why Olympus did not have a mic slot built in to the camera.
    Date published: 2012-08-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not much better than the PEN 7's internal mic I bought this mic to record the performances of a singer friend. The mic provides a clearer sound than the internal mic. However, depending on which camera you use it with, the benefits might not be great. On a PEN2, the difference in quality is important. However on a PEN7, the addition of this accessory is much less justifiable because the internal mic is surprisingly good. Pros: - clearer sound - cable extender so you distance the mic from the lens to avoid zooming noise - very portable Cons: - you get more noise on the video, the mic picks up more people talking, which you don't get the internal mic - pricey for what you get - use the hot shoe so you can't use another accessory
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for the Leica M240 The mic is small and well designed. The audio quality isn't very good, but It think that has more to do with the poor audio quality of the Leica M240 rather than the quality of this mic. It is important to note that this mic is a one trick pony. It's only useful for the M240 or whatever Olympus camera it was made for. It's not the kind of mic that you can buy and use for all sorts of different cameras. I use it primarily for scratch audio. I record the real audio using a Tascam DR100.
    Date published: 2014-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recording sound quality I bought this microphone for stereo sound for a short film and for recording live music and it does not disappoint. The audio it captures sounds much recorded on the camera than it does if I recorded it straight to the computer's microphone. It can pick up subtle sounds from far distances and yet remain crisp and true. The extension cable is nice to have as well you can clip the mic to something else to keep the noises from the camera (taps, scratches, etc) from being recorded.
    Date published: 2010-10-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a decent job The SEMA does what it advertises: provided a connection into the camera for a stereo (or separate mono channels, with other connectors) input. Well made; it all fits, and it's compact. If you want to use a levalier, you will need to provide that. I used the supplied stereo mic and the hot-shoe adapter to record an interview, and it worked perfectly well. The setup provides better quality sound than the in-camera mics, for sure. If you want to close-mic voice, though, you will need the levalier itself, and another mic if the people are sufficiently separated.
    Date published: 2011-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product I was pleasantly surprised with this microphone. At first I didn't notice a difference between using it and the just using the internal mic in the camera. But, then discovered that you have to change the settings on your camera to optimize the recording volume from the external microphone.
    Date published: 2016-08-14
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