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NikonME-1 Stereo Microphone
 
4.2

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Improves performance (34)
  • Well built / quality (25)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (15)

Cons

  • No performance improvement (4)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (28)
  • Travel (25)
  • Shooting outdoors (24)
  • Shooting indoors (23)
  • Video (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (26), Semi-pro photographer (9), Aspiring film maker (8), Parent (7), Photo enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love it - thanks to previous reviewes!

Before I purchased this product, I saw a pattern of two concerns in the product reviews: the mic was non-directional and there was noise generated by operating the camera. To address these, I...Read complete review

Before I purchased this product, I saw a pattern of two concerns in the product reviews: the mic was non-directional and there was noise generated by operating the camera. To address these, I purchased a 10' Rhodes extension cord and mounted the mic on a table tripod. This allowed me to get the mic off the camera - eliminating the camera noise. It also allows me to get the mic closer to the subject (could also use a boom) to reduced secondary sounds.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good mic if you know what you are doing

I use this mic with my Nikon D800. It is a simple and easy device to use. Also records good audio. If you record in a noisy situation, it is okay because you...Read complete review

I use this mic with my Nikon D800. It is a simple and easy device to use. Also records good audio. If you record in a noisy situation, it is okay because you do not hear auto focusing noise of the lens in the recorded video. But when I shoot videos in quiet places, the mic picks up noise from every single auto focusing movement of the lens which is not pleasant to the viewers later. Now in a still situation, I set the camera on a tripod and set the lens on manual focus. For example, we had a Christmas program in our church last month. Singers and the violinist came out to the same spot to perform. So I set my camera on a tripod and set the lens on manual focus. I did not touch the camera or the lens until the program finished. Later when I replayed it, the picture and sound were excellent. Good video! But most of the cases I cannot use the manual focus option of the lens when shooting videos. So you need to think carefully what you are going to do with this mic. I would recommend this mic to people with caution. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could post a solution to this problem of noise picking from auto focusing lens.

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5.0

So a great mic. Will do a wedding this weekend so stay tuned

By Tee

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

Small, light weight and easy on / easy off. So far no noticeable wind noise in a weekend of outdoor shooting. Lots of bird and river (water) noise which I wanted.

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4.0

Adds quality to video recordings

By Mary

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

This microphone improves sound quality on video recordings. It reduces distortion and airy noise.

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3.0

Not for primary voice

By Huskercat

from Lincoln, NE

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No Performance Improvement

Best Uses

  • Shooting Outdoors

Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

I was hopeful that in a quiet environment this mic would suffice as a primary mic for recording interviews. No such luck. Frankly, the built in mic on my Canon Rebel T3i is a better performing mic for this purpose. The quality of the sound is also rather tinny. I guess there's no substitute for micing the interview with a clip on.

The ME-1 is very easy to use, compact and attractive. I would think its best use would be to capture nat sound in a windy environment.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Disappointed

By Anon

from Eastern Washington State

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No Performance Improvement

Best Uses

  • Home Movies

Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

The intention this purchase was reduced pickup of focusing noise during video recording. Unfortunately, the pickup of focusing noise was as high or higher than the integral microphone. As such, I returned the ME-1. I am expecting to receive a pre-amp that will allow me to use a shotgun mic. I anticipate that it will achieve the goal.

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  • No

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4.0

Pretty good for a budget mic

By jleeder77

from albuquerque

About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Indoors

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    This mic does deliver better audio than the built in mic on my Nikon D5500. However, it's claim to "dramatically reduce" the autofocus noise in the video is just not true. It's a good mic for just over $, just be aware that you'll still hear your camera lens' autofocus.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Mic

    By North

    from Minnesota

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    Works really well! Easy to use, simple to do, simple mount, I used it indoors and cannot say how well it's used outside, but low cut filter worked great for low fan noises.

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    5.0

    Great Asset to video recording

    By Mark S.

    from Hanford, CA

    About Me Parent, Semi-Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Seems A Bit Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    Really improves audio quality. Recorded my daughters cheer squad from across a crowded gym during a championship basketball game and the mic did a great job.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Nikon Quality you can Rely On

    By Jamey D

    from South Dakota

    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

    I have only had a few days with it but can already tell audio quality versus built-in is far superior. Sounds not muffled and record accurately. The compact size is also a plus as easy to pack and adds little to any weight to your gear. A little cloth case similar to what comes with other lNikon lenses is an added touch. Understand this is not a high-end cinema quality piece but for the occasional video shooter this should handle about 90 % of your needs. I have not regretted the purchase,

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    5.0

    Speak Up

    By Steve

    from Kansas City

    About Me Semi Pro Pic And Video, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • On Or Off The Camera
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Audio Is Weak Or Distant
      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

      Have been doing some family video with the senior family members who do not have the strongest voices. The ME-1 and 25' extension are the perfect solution to get up close and personal audio. You can place the mike on the camera or anywhere in the scene with top quality audio results. In my case I used it with my D7200 for production quality video and audio.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Noisy

      By Dave

      from Dallas

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Design
      • No Performance Improvement

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Indoors

      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

      Had a lot of high pitched background noise (hiss) on my D800. The in camera mic had less. May not be a problem with the mic per se. The D800 is a camera not a quality audio recorder. I might try another mic. Aside from the noise the sound quality was pretty good.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would definitely recommend this product

      By Dad on the Go

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

      I purchased this Microphone to get better sound quality out of my recordings. It works perfectly and sound quality is much improved over the built-in Mic. You will not be disappointed.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Not much of an improvement

      By Deb M Photography

      from Chantilly, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • No Performance Improvement

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

        Used hoping for better sound quality than built in microphone. Did not make much, if any notable difference.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Easy to Use Mic

        By Pic Chick

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Replacement
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

          I can't believe how well this mic picks up sound! It was easy to set up and use immediately. It makes the built in mic seems so quiet when using this one. What a great find.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nikon Stereo Mike

          By Submarine Sound

          from So Cal

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

              Use for video recording

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              • No

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              3.0

              focusing noise problem

              By Jack of all trades

              from New Jersey

              Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

              Can you mount the mic on a bracket away from the lens?

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              4.0

              Fit for purpose

              By tester

              from The Woodlands, TX

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                Perfect for the camera but wish it also worked with my Dell Latitude 6440.

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                • No

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                4.0

                solid mic

                By Ranger6

                from Rocklin, CA

                About Me Hobbyist, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Simple Connection To Dslr

                Cons

                • A bit pricey
                • Can Be A Bit Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Any Video
                • DSLR Video

                Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                Solid, compact, well-built mic. I wish the frequency response covered a tad bit lower, but this is just personal preference. Us it anytime you shoot video, much better than the internal mic.

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                • No

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love it - thanks to previous reviewes!

                By MicMan

                from Northern Minnesota

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                  Before I purchased this product, I saw a pattern of two concerns in the product reviews: the mic was non-directional and there was noise generated by operating the camera. To address these, I purchased a 10' Rhodes extension cord and mounted the mic on a table tripod. This allowed me to get the mic off the camera - eliminating the camera noise. It also allows me to get the mic closer to the subject (could also use a boom) to reduced secondary sounds.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Mic

                  By Manolo

                  from Columbia, MD

                  Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                  Great product! Really excited to start making some videos. It was really easy to mount on my Nikon camera.

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                  5.0

                  A good product

                  By wilbers dad

                  from Rohnert Park, ca

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone:

                    The sound quality is good and better than the quality of the camera

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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