A directional microphone for your DSLR camera can provide many advantages, from hearing clearer, more defined recordings of the human voice, to increasing the overall audio quality of recordings. One of the major issues that such microphones must overcome first and foremost, is the way that it attaches to your camera.
In order to use a directional microphone like the new Canon DM-E1, no matter how well it performs, there must not only be a connection method available, either directly or via a hot shoe adapter, but it must also complement the hardware. Additionally, it needs to be easy to use and adjust, providing a desirable amount of versatility.
Overall performance is nonetheless a critical part of what makes a camera’s directional microphone valuable, and part of this quality is how well the battery operates, and how durable it is over long term, continuous use.
In this review you’ll find a complete breakdown of the Canon DM-E1‘s qualities, some of which not already mentioned being economy and appearance. We’ll go over its most impressive and essential features and give you some added insight to each one.