The MKE 400 is a very rugged, versatile microphone designed for great video sound. Its compact and lightweight design (approx. 60 g) makes it the perfect companion for modern camcorders. The MKE 400 is simply attached to the camcorder shoe mount and connected to the external microphone input. For cameras without an accessory shoe there are shoe adapters commercially available that enable the microphone to be fitted onto the side of the camcorder.

The MKE 400 features a vol+/vol- key which adapts the microphone sensitivity to the camera type used and serves to reliably record soft sound sources. A switchable wind noise filter eliminates low-frequency noise. Handling noise is reduced by the integral shock mount and robust metal housing.

With only one AAA-size battery, the MKE 400’s operating time is approximately 300 hours. The battery status is indicated by an LED. For outdoor recordings, the MZW 400 professional accessories set, is available. The set includes a hairy cover and a 3.5 mm jack to XLR adapter so that the MKE 400 can be used with larger cameras.

Price and availability

The MKE400 is available now and has an RRP of $423.00.

Sennheiser MKE400

Source: Sennheiser