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The Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Shotgun Microphone is a professional
audio solution for handheld consumer video cameras and larger video cameras alike. The integrated
shockmount conveniently mounts the MKE 400 onto any camera accessory shoe while effectively
suppressing handling and vibration noise.
Switchable sensitivity aids in capturing long and short distances, resulting in pristine detailed
audio and low noise. Additional features include all metal construction and up to 300 hours of
operation on a single AAA alkaline battery. The MKE 400 offers a simple solution to achieving high
quality audio and is well suited for consumer and professional video applications.
Switchable Sensitivity The MKE 400 features switchable sensitivity for optimum results when
capturing long and short distances.
Integrated Shockmount Easily mounted onto any accessory shoe, the integrated shockmount effectively
suppresses handling and vibration noise.
Efficient Battery Operation The MKE 400 is powered up to 300 hours on a single AAA alkaline battery.
Durable All Metal Construction The all metal construction provides a durable, rugged frame for
rigorous professional and consumer operation.
|Polar Pattern||Supercardioid / Lobar|
|Frequency Response||40Hz to 20kHz
80Hz to 20kHz with windscreen
|Dynamic Range (Typical)||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Maximum Input Sound Level||126dB vol. in - position
118dB vol. in + position
|Power Requirements||1.5V AAA Battery (300 hours)|
|Output Impedance||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Output Connectors||1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Mini Plug|
|Low Frequency Roll-Off||None|
|Dimensions||5.12 x 0.82 x 2.44" (130 x 21 x 62mm) (LxDxH)|
|Weight||2.1 oz (60 g)|
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Video Camera Shotgun
* MKE 400 with 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Mini Cable and Shockmount
* AAA Alkaline Battery
* 2 Year Warranty
MKE 400 Review
The first is an ultra tiny shotgun mic from Sennheiser, it's the MKE400. To give you an idea of the size, it's physical length and width is that of your pinky finger. Yes, that's one amazingly short shotgun microphone. It's surprisingly directional for such a small mic. The design team at Sennheiser was able to innovate while answering the market's request for an even smaller on-camera mic. They maintained the same high quality sound since they built the very first shotgun mic, yes, Sennheiser invented the interference tube design that all of today's shotgun mics are based on.This mic is a great upgrade to a stock mic because it improves sound, yet is so unobtrusive. Attached to a mid sized camera, I can easily maneuver through a crowd without attracting too much attention. That's great when you need to be stealth. Yet you're still getting that high quality sound that Sennheiser is famous for- and that sound is from the direction that you're shooting - great for events, Steadicam, ENG, behind the scenes and documentary style work.