Sony Introduces New-Generation UWP-D Wireless Microphone Series

Sony Announces Update of UWP-D Wireless Microphones Series

Sony has updated its popular UWP-D wireless microphone series with some exciting new features. The new-generation systems deliver uncompromising audio quality while still being easy to use and fast to set up, with no menu diving. They are made with simplicity in mind for DIY cameramen, videographers, vloggers, and journalists working in the field without a crew. The systems are packed with professional features, including NFC Sync and Auto-Gain functions, which handle time-consuming frequency setup and mic-level adjustments for you, so the shoot can begin in seconds.

Sound quality is greatly improved with the addition of the new SMAD-P5 digital-data transmission interface, compatible with Sony cameras equipped with a digital Multi Interface Shoe (MI shoe).

The new UWP-D series includes the following range of wireless systems.

  • UWP-D21: URX-P40 camera-mount receiver & UTX-B40 bodypack transmitter with omni lav mic

    Sony UWP-D21
    Sony UWP-D21
  • UWP-D22: URX-P40 camera-mount receiver & UTX-M40 handheld wireless microphone with cardioid capsule

    Sony UWP-D22
    Sony UWP-D22
  • UWP-D26: URX-P40 camera-mount receiver & UTX-B40 bodypack transmitter & UTX-P40 plug-on transmitter with 48V phantom

    Sony UWP-D26
    Sony UWP-D26

Designed to be compact and lightweight for mobility, the UTX-B40 bodypack transmitter has been reduced by approximately 20% compared to the previous model’s size. In addition, the length of the URX-P40 receiver (with the SMAD-P5 MI shoe adapter attached) has been drastically shortened, making it easy for use with compact camcorders or smaller digital interchangeable-lens cameras.

Sony UTX-B40
Sony UTX-B40

The URX-P40 receiver offers easy integration with Sony’s a7R IV mirrorless camera and the PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 XDCAM camcorders, sharing audio information such as RF level meter, audio-mute status, low-battery alert for the transmitters, and displaying them on the viewfinder. Utilizing the SMAD-P5 MI shoe, audio signals can be transmitted digitally from the wireless receiver to a connected camera without a cable connection.

An additional benefit of the MI adapter is the ability to unify power management, since the wireless receiver gets power from the camera, while the camera synchronizes power on/off with the receiver. The SMAD-P5 is compatible with selected models of Sony cameras equipped with an MI shoe.

Sony SMAD-P5
Sony SMAD-P5

Setting up the system couldn’t be easier, with the new and unique NFC SYNC feature designed for simple and quick channel setting for reliable RF transmission. By holding the NFC SYNC button on the receiver for a few seconds, it automatically scans the cleanest frequency. For optimal speed and efficiency, users only need to touch the receiver with the transmitter to sync the RF channel.

More New Features

  • Low-profile and lightweight design ensures easy mobility
  • High-visibility OLED display for indoor/outdoor use
  • Channel memory function for fast switching between two receiver frequencies
  • Monitor mode for using a receiver as an in-ear monitor
  • Auto-gain mode volume control
  • 15 dB gain volume boost mode for off-mic audio
  • Variable muting function
  • Backward compatibility with Sony WL-800/UWP series

Sony UWP D Wireless Mic System | First Look

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Hello, have they announced anything on the updated 2 channel receiver?

H Fareed - 
We have no word from SONY regarding a dual channel version.   

Can we expect a dual channel receiver? Like the URX-P03D.

Hi Paul - 

No word from SONY yet regarding a dual channel version.  We will keep you posted as soon as we learn anything new.