Polsen CAM-2W - Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G3 Band)

Polsen CAM-2W - Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G3 Band)

Polsen CAM-2W - Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G3 Band)

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Product Highlights

  • Easy-to-Use Lavalier Wireless System
  • Compander-Free for High-Quality Audio
  • Two Switchable Frequency Bands
  • Available in 4 Different Frequency Bands
  • Camera & Belt Clip Mountable Receiver
  • Easily Concealed Lightweight Transmitter
  • Includes Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic
  • G3 Band (171.045 and 171.845 MHz)
  • 100' Range (300' in Optimal Conditions)
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Polsen CAM-2W-G3 overview

  • 1Description

The Polsen CAM-2W is a 2-channel wireless microphone system that is designed for hands-free mobility in a wide variety of applications including video production, electronic news gathering (ENG), electronic field productions (EFP), and classroom and presentation applications. It is a reliable, easy-to-use solution for wireless sound transmission.

The CAM-2W includes an omnidirectional microphone (PL-2W), which is ideal for ENG and EFP video applications since omnidirectional microphones are minimally susceptible to wind and handling noise. The PL-2W also provides flexible placement options and allows for head movement without affecting the sound.

The CAM-2W system was designed with two switchable frequencies to avoid interference while operating at a range of up to 100 feet (300 feet in optimal conditions).

A durable and flexible antenna that can be positioned for the best possible reception is included. Audio can be monitored in real time with the included earphone. A tie clip for wardrobe placement and a windscreen that reduces wind noise and vocal plosives are also included.

The CAM-2W system is a compander-free system for delivering high-quality audio. In most wireless systems, the audio signal is compressed in the transmitter and then expanded in the receiver causing undesirable artifacts such as pumping and breathing. Compander-free systems don't exhibit these artifacts making them a favored solution among filmmakers around the world.

Easy to Use
The CAM-2W system is quick to set up and easy to use. Everything needed for high-quality audio transmission is in the box including lavalier microphone, earphone, and an audio cable to connect directly to a DSLR camera or camcorder.
Compander-Free System
The system operates without compressing audio prior to transmission, and expanding it again at the receiving end. This compander-free system eliminates audio artifacts caused by pumping and breathing, and assures the delivery of high-quality audio.
Two Switchable Frequencies
The system has two switchable frequencies to avoid Radio Frequency (RF) interference caused by other electronic devices sharing the same frequency. Changing frequencies is as easy as switching the channel selector switch to the A or B setting. Each model (G1, G2, G3, or G4) operates in a different frequency range.
Portable Receiver
The receiver can be mounted onto a standard shoe mount of a DSLR or video camera, or can be attached with a belt clip, providing a variety of recording and monitoring options.
Compact and Lightweight Transmitter
Weighing approximately 3 ounces, the transmitter can be easily concealed on a subject by attaching it with the included belt clip, or placing it in a pocket.
Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
The CAM-2W includes the PL-2W omnidirectional microphone, which is ideal for video applications because it offers flexible placement options.
Real-Time Monitoring
The included earphone can be attached to the Phone Out jack of the receiver for real-time monitoring of the signal from the transmitter. This feature can be used to monitor the signal at the receiver, and can also be used for stage directions and cuing.
Long-Range Operation
The system has an operating range of 100 feet (30.5m) (300 feet in optimal conditions) giving operators a wide variety of options for shooting and recording.
Adjustable Antenna
The durable and flexible antenna on the receiver is adjustable and can be positioned for optimum reception even if the camera is pointing in a different direction than the sound source.
9V Power
The transmitter and receiver each operate on a single 9V battery that provides approximately 8 hours of normal operation. The receiver includes a 9 VDC power input jack for operation with a 9V power adapter (not included).
Using Multiple Pairs
Simultaneous use of more than one CAM-2W/2WC transmitter/receiver pair in the same vicinity is possible by purchasing sets that rely on slightly different frequencies. They're identified on the model sticker located on the back of the box as G1, G2, G3, or G4. By using correctly matched units, four wireless pairs can be deployed at once.
Replacement Parts Available
Replacement lavalier clips, camera shoe mount brackets, antennas, battery covers, and belt clips are available
UPC: 847628575103
In the Box
Polsen CAM-2W - Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G3 Band)
  • PL-2W Omnidirectional Microphone
  • Transmitter (Batteries Not Included)
  • Receiver (Batteries Not Included)
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/8" (3.5mm) Cable
  • Removable Antenna
  • Shoe Mount Adapter
  • Belt Clip
  • Earphone
  • Foam Windscreen and Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Polsen CAM-2W-G3 specs

    Operating Frequencies G3 Band (171.045 and 171.845 MHz)
    Modulation Frequency modulation (FM)
    Modulation Sensitivity 6 mV input for full deviation
    Battery 9 V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption 50 mA
    Battery Life Approximately 8 hours
    Dimensions 4.09 × 2.44 × 0.94" (104 × 62 × 24 mm)
    Weight 2.8 oz (80 g) without battery
    Operating Frequencies G3 Band (171.045 and 171.845 MHz)
    Reception System FM super heterodyne
    Reception Sensitivity 2 µV for 30 dB S/N
    Output Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    DC Input 9 VDC (center positive)
    Battery 9 V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption 50 mA
    Battery Life Approximately 8 hours
    Dimensions 4.09 × 2.44 × 0.94" (104 × 62 × 24 mm)
    Weight 3.5 oz (100 g) without battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.843 x 5.591 x 2.205"

    Polsen CAM-2W-G3 reviews

    CAM-2W - Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G3 Band) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at an unbelievable price I own 3 lav mics.The Sennheiser ew100 ($)The Polsen Cam-2W ($)And the Sony WCS-999 ($)I was disappointed in the Sony (noise floor and weak mic jack connection)But for $ more the Polsen shines! I have used it in tandem with the Sennheiser quite satisfactorily. They intercut well. Although it is SLIGHTLY more noisy than the Sennheiser, for $ less, it is adequate. And when editing with a music bed, or perhaps a slight tweak of a denoiser plugin (standard on most pro non-linear editors), it is hardly noticeable.Very pleased. Also glad it comes with a cold-shoe mount. The Sony did not.
    Date published: 2015-03-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from With Audio, You Get What You Pay For While I didn't have particularly high expectations for a plastic wireless lav system running on 9V batteries, a large (but simple) production last year forced me to go with more affordable lav systems as I needed 2+ to be used simultaneously. I had these systems in the field on a production within a week or two of receiving them and immediately knew something was afoot. I'm not sure if the product boasts antying in the signal-to-noise ratio department, but if they do, they need to drop that as a selling point; IMMEDIATELY. These systems are incredibly noisy; a fault that seems to be exacerbated if your talent happens to move...at all. Had B & H replace one of the two systems that seemed to be worse than the other only to find the same issue on the new set. Finally had to open an RMA with Polsen Audio (GRADUS GROUP - whose equipment and accessories I've had nothing but trouble with: faulty batteries, cheaply made chargers, etc.). If you're in a pinch and need an affordable solution for tie-tack mic systems that operate wirelessly, then perhaps I'd suggest these. If you have a standard of professional, high-quality content to uphold; stay away.
    Date published: 2016-07-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What you Expect, what you need. This mic set is great for the price. Works how you expect it to no major issues with the exception of an occational buzz when the receiver or the subject moves. That being said its still much better than some more expensive older versions of the same technology I have used in the past. Love how it dose not have to record to a seprate device, being able record straight to the camera cuts out a lot of bull and makes things move a bit quicker. No clapper, no syncing tracks in post.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value They work just fine for my occasional use. They feel a bit cheap, because they are and that was my expectation. There is a little radio noise on them, relative to a professional set or a direct plug, but again at this price they perform quite nicely. However relative to using my shotgun mic or the on-camera mic, or even my digital audio recorder's built in mics, these deliver definitely superior voice. I'm happy to recommend them as long as you set your expectations appropriately. 3/4 the quality of items that cost 4x the price.
    Date published: 2017-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This system is ideal The quality of this set is fantastic, especially for the price. I use it for video auditions for actors and get all of the detail I could possibly hope for!
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unsuitable for Commercial Use Great wireless for the price, but too much hiss and interference noise, coming in intermittently. Hiss can be fixed in post, but the random inteference noise is terrible. Also, the Audio Output does not work with my Zoom H6 nor Sony FS700. Tried using TRS adapter and TRS to XLR adapters but it does not work. Only the Microphone out works but there's too much hiss and interference. The Audio Out works only on my Samsung S7 handphone though.
    Date published: 2016-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great setup especially for the money!!!! Disclaimer: This is the first wireless mic for DSLR's that I have used..... so..... First thing is that I shoot Canon 7D's and they do not have a built in earphone output jack. This unit does have that and so monitoring audio output is now possible with the 7D using this unit. It even comes with a set of earbuds!!! Sound quality is very good and I did not experience any niose problems from my electrical equiptment in the studio doing some studio vids.It has multiple channels and such so you should be able to find a clear channell no matter where you use it. The units are fairly big as these units go but not so big as to be a problem or nuisence. The antenna on the reciever is kinda big also but it will only help increase signal and range so it too is no big deal. Mic comes with a windscreen and is the type of mic that keeps external noises to a minimum.Price is right....works great...lightweight and good looking..... what more could you ask for???
    Date published: 2015-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfect For the money you can't get a better deal. I am a radio Technician and know communications. Signal quality and strength for general applications is great. My not be sound studio quality but to an average listener to the audio, its perfect.
    Date published: 2018-02-06
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