At a park nearby the DVeStore offices, we test the Sony UWP V-1 and UWP V-6 system at a distance of over 200'. The Sony UWP V-1 includes the bodypack transmitter + receiver, and the UWP V-6 includes both bodypack transmitter, receiver and adds a plug-on transmitter.
The Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System replaces its UWP-C series predecessor with enhancements that include a rugged, all-metal chassis and Mic/Line switchable input at the transmitter. PLL-synthesized tuning, space-diversity reception and all other professional wireless features that made the UWP-C series a popular choice, go into the enhanced UWP-V1 system.
The camera-mountable receiver features space-diversity technology which stabilizes reception and minimizes RF interference by selecting the strongest incoming signal. In addition the antennas swivel so that you can achieve even stronger reception. A stereo mini jack output with monitor volume control is featured and both stereo, mini and XLR cables are provided. An LCD display provides channel & frequency information, battery life, RF-input level, audio-output status and accumulated operating time. The receiver operates on 2-AA batteries for up to 8 hours and its compact design and included shoe-mount adapter allows easy mounting to most camcorders.
The improved body-pack transmitter features a microphone and line level input switch. This allows wireless transmission of microphone or line level signals. Like the receiver, the body-pack transmitter also features 188 selectable UHF frequencies and operates up to 8 hours on two-AA size alkaline batteries. An omnidirectonal lavalier microphone is supplied with this system.
Improved All Metal Construction
The transmitter and receiver both feature metal construction for maximum durability on the road.
Mic and Line Input Switch
The transmitter features microphone and line level switching for transmitting microphones or line level signal sources.
UHF Synthesized Frequencies
Both transmitter and receiver provide 188 user selectable frequencies, providing plenty of options when interference is present.
Space Diversity Receiver
The receiver features a space diversity design which simply chooses the strongest signal between the dual incoming signals, then sends that signal to output.
Selectable RF Output
The transmitter allows selection between 5mW output power and 30mW output. 5mW is suitable for indoor, simultaneous multi-channel operation while 30mW is intended for outdoor, long-range use.
Both transmitter and receiver feature a comprehensive LED display providing channel and frequency information, battery life, total usage time and more.
A high-quality omnidirectional lavalier microphone provides the sonic quality needed to handle professional and non-professional applications.
Guy Cochran from DVeStore says, "Overall a great package at an awesome price. Our only complaint would be the challenge in finding replacement parts from Sony. We've done the leg work for you Need a replacement antenna for the UWP V-1 or V-6? Click here "
Type of System
Camera Mountable UHF Synthesized Wireless Lavalier System
RF Carrier Frequency Range
30/32 - 566 to 590MHz
Approx. Working Range
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Overall Frequency Response
40Hz to 18kHz
# Of Channels
# Of Simultaneous Systems
Type of Receiver
Camera Mountable, Space Diversity, Crystal-Controlled PLL Synthesizer
Type of Outputs
3.5mm (1/8") Mini-Plug, unbalanced
3.5mm (1/8") Mini-Plug, unbalanced with Variable Level
DC 3.0V (2 AA-Size alkaline batteries)
Battery Type/Approx. Life
Two AA Batteries, Up to 8 Hours
Camera / Belt / Mic Stand Mountable
(2) 1/4 Wave Wire
2.48 x 4.11 x 0.86" (63 x 104.5 x 22mm)
Approx. 7.2 oz (205g) (including batteries)
Type of Transmitter
Crystal-Controlled UHF PLL-Synthesized Body-pack Transmitter
Type of Input Connector
Mic/Line Switchable - Mini Microphone Connector (3.5mm)
Type of Microphone
Body-pack transmitter not handheld
Interchangeable Mic Heads
compatible with any microphone features a mini (3.5mm) connection
Battery Type/Approx. Life
Single AA-Size (LR6) Alkaline Battery, Up to 8 Hours
Microphone level control
Miniature 1/4 Wave Length Helical Antenna
2.48 X 3.24 X 0.73" (63 x 82.5 x 18.7mm)
5.1 oz. (145g) (with Battery)
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Package (30/32 - 566 to 590MHz)
* UTX-B2V Body-pack Transmitter
* URX-P2 Portable Receiver
* Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic
* 3 x Windscreen
* Mic Holder Clip
* Belt Clip (Transmitter)
* Shoe-mount Adapter (Receiver)
* Belt Clip (Receiver)
* 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini to Mini Output Cable
* 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini to XLR Output Cable
* 1 Year Warranty
Dave Dugdale from Learning DSLR Video does a great rundown of the Sony UWP V1 versus the Sennheiser Evolution G3.