Nikon today announces the new ME-W1 Wireless Microphone. Portable and easy to use, this non-directional/monoaural microphone records crisp audio from up to 50m away.
Compatible with any camera equipped with a microphone jack, the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone is an incredibly handy piece of equipment to own. It has been engineered to capture clear, uninterrupted audio direct from the source, delivering the kind of high sound quality that makes an audience sit up and take notice. Comprised of a microphone transmitter and a receiver that communicate via Bluetooth, the system is simple to set up and easy to use. The ME-W1 is ideal for recording presentations, on-the-spot street interviews, and professional-quality video blogs, with up to three hours continuous use on a single battery. And should you want to capture a music performance in stereo, simply plug the Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone into the ME-W1’s external microphone jack.
Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager, Lenses & Accessories, Nikon UK, says:
“The new ME-W1 Wireless Microphone is the ideal tool for aspiring videographers who use a Nikon D-SLR to capture their video, and seek professional, high-quality results. This superb, easy to use device offers outstanding sound quality with up to three hours uninterrupted use on a single battery, making it an excellent addition to Nikon’s already vast range of accessories.”
Quality sound from the source
The ME-W1 Wireless Microphone is a superb way to enhance the power of your video footage with clear audio captured direct from the source. When you need to move around, or you’re shooting in noisy environments, a wireless microphone can be an invaluable piece of equipment. With the freedom to position the microphone right by the source, you can easily add another layer of emotion to your movie, capture the full power of a speaker’s voice, or record ambient sound from hard-to-access positions. With the ME-W1, both the microphone transmitter and the receiver capture sound. Audio can be recorded via the microphone alone or via the microphone and the receiver, making it easy to focus on your subject alone or record a two-way conversation. Whether you’re shooting interviews or ‘man-on-the-scene’ style video blogs, the option of one-way or two-way audio recording is an incredibly useful one to have.
Compatible with a wide range of cameras, the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone doesn’t just benefit Nikon D-SLR users. Any Nikon 1 or COOLPIX camera equipped with a microphone jack can be used directly, and you can connect various third-party devices to the ME-W1 via optional dedicated cables. The sound input is monoaural, but when you want to record in stereo, simply plug Nikon’s optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone into the ME-W1’s external microphone jack. Whether you’re capturing a music performance or a keynote presentation, you get freedom of movement and video composition without affecting sound quality or directionality.
Portable and durable
Able to deliver up to three hours of uninterrupted recording on a single AAA battery, the ME-W1 is incredibly easy to power. Coupled with its compact dimensions and water resistant, shockproof, and dustproof construction, this microphone is a highly convenient tool. Whether you’re pounding the streets interviewing people for a new video blog, recording a lengthy event, or shooting movie scenes all day, you have portability and durability to keep going.