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fjle
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Camileo x416 external microphone

I need an external microphone for our X416.  I couldn't find details in the manuals, except that there is a receptacle for one.  Any recommendations?  -Frank

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Peter
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Re: Camileo x416 external microphone

I've never used an external microphone with any Toshiba camcorder, but I believe that most any should work.

- Peter
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Bob-R
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Re: Camileo x416 external microphone

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Even some basic info would be useful, and I can't believe the specsheet and manual don't at least say what jack the camera uses.  I'm going to guess 3.5mm stereo phone jack as is common, but my unit hasn't arrived yet to be sure.

 

Other specs like impedance, etc. would be useful too.  I'm hoping a 2K Ohm stereo mic will work though.  Many condensor mics need a 1.5v to 10v bias supply as "phantom power" from the attached device, etc.

 

Considering that in this product's class external mic input is a fairly unique feature I think Toshiba should be a little more forthcoming about a few details.  This could help sales since some people are looking for this in a camcorder.

 

Any authoritative info would be appreciated but I'll try to post back after experimentation in a day or so.

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Bob-R
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Re: Camileo x416 external microphone

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Ok, an update.

 

Got my Camileo X200 and on examination the microphone jack is 3.5mm stereo.  I have an Olympus ME51S stereo tie-clip mic handy so I gave it a try.  Works fine, not bad even when used with a cheap 12 foot extension cable instead of the 1 meter (3.3 feet) that comes with it for pocket recorder use.

 

Specifications:

 

Type: Stereo electret condenser microphone
Microphone dimensions: 38(L) x 14(B) x 40(H)mm
Plug: 3.5mm stereo
Frequency Response: 100 – 15,000 Hz
Directivity: Uni-directional x 2
Mike Sensitivity: -40db at 1 kHz
Output Impedance: 2.2kOhms
Power Supply: Plug-in-power system (1.5V - 10V)
Color: Silver and Black microphone
Weight: 7 grams main unit, 18 grams including extension cable and tiepin clip

 

Hope this helps anyone else with the same questions. 

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Peter
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Re: Camileo x416 external microphone

Thank you for returning with some information! You're faster than me. I haven't received any more information about it.

- Peter