How do I attach an external microphone to the camcorder? VIXIA HFR10
Article ID: ART135501 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


External Microphone VIXIA HFR10


When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the camcorder's machinery.  In such case, we recommend using a commercially available condenser microphone with its own power supply and rated 600 ohms or greater. Follow the steps below:

  1. Configure the camcorder to operate in one of the following modes:   AUTO or smart AUTO .
  2. Attach the external microphone to the MIC Terminal. (3.5 mm plug)
  • You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a 3.5 mm plug but audio recording levels may vary.
  • When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder [WIND SCREEN] will automatically be set to [OFF].
  • If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, turn on the microphone attenuator with the [Microphone Attenuator] setting or adjust the audio recording level manually.
  • Mic Terminal specifications:  3.5 mm minijack, -57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone)/5 kilohm or more.