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Audio

Read this section for information on adjusting audio settings when recording sound with videos.

Microphone Sensitivity

  • -button menu :
  • Camera controls :
  • Other menus :

Turn the built-in or external microphones on or off or adjust microphone sensitivity.

Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted by holding the button and rotating a command dial.

  • Choose a setting between 1 and 20. The higher the value, the higher the sensitivity; the lower the value, the lower the sensitivity.
  • Select "auto" to adjust sensitivity automatically.
  • To disable audio recording, choose [Microphone off].
Microphone Sensitivity

If the sound level is displayed in red, the volume is too high. Reduce microphone sensitivity.

Using an External Microphone
  • Audio can be recorded with videos using external microphones with 3.5 mm mini-jack plugs connected to the camera's microphone connector.
  • Use [Mic jack plug-in power] in the video recording menu to choose whether the power for the external microphone is supplied by the camera (see this section).

Attenuator

  • -button menu :
  • Camera controls : —
  • Other menus :

Enable the attenuator to reduce microphone gain and prevent audio distortion when filming in loud environments.

Settings can be adjusted using [Attenuator] in the video recording menu.

  • Select [ON] to reduce audio distortion when recording videos.

Frequency Response

  • -button menu :
  • Camera controls : —
  • Other menus :

Choose the range of frequencies to which built-in and external microphones respond.

Settings can be adjusted using [Frequency response] in the video recording menu.

  • [Wide range]: Record a wide range of frequencies. Choose for everything from music to the bustling hum of a city street.
  • [Vocal range]: Choose for human voices.

Wind Noise Reduction

  • -button menu :
  • Camera controls : —
  • Other menus :

Enable the low-cut filter to reduce noise caused by wind blowing over the built-in microphone.

Settings can be adjusted using [Wind noise reduction] in the video recording menu.

  • Select [ON] to enable wind-noise reduction.
Wind Noise Reduction
  • Note that other sounds may also be affected when [ON] is selected.
  • Selecting [ON] for [Wind noise reduction] has no effect on optional stereo microphones. Wind-noise reduction for optional stereo microphones that support this feature can be enabled or disabled using microphone controls.

Microphone Jack Plug-in Power: Mic Jack Plug-in Power

  • -button menu : —
  • Camera controls : —
  • Other menus :

Choose whether the camera powers external microphones.

Settings can be adjusted using [Mic jack plug-in power] in the video recording menu.

  • The camera does not provide power to external microphones when [OFF] is selected.
  • To prevent noise from interference generated by the power supply, we recommend turning plug-in power [OFF] when using microphones that do not require plug-in power.
  • For information on whether your microphone requires plug-in power, consult the manufacturer.

Headphone Volume

  • -button menu :
  • Camera controls : —
  • Other menus :

Adjust headphone volume.

Settings can be adjusted using [Headphone volume] in the video recording menu.

  • Press or to choose from values between 0 and 30.