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Panasonic DMW-MS2E

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Overall 8
8.0

good value for the money

paulofthenauth, B&H Photo
31 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this microphone as it was an obviously good partner for my Panasonic GH3. It's procing was competitive with other quality mikes out there and the clincher for me was that it comprises both a directional shotgun mike and a wide stereo mike and comes with a useful though tight fitting wind cutter. Having put it though its paces it performs well and picks up strong signals without much interference.
  • Pros: Good Audio Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Works well

Newsrocket, B&H Photo
15 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a professional news writer and videographer. Audio quality is excellent. Side cancelling characteristics are good but not great. Overpriced but what isn't these days.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

Dreamline, B&H Photo
13 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this to use to beef up the audio capture of my GH3. I really liked the mic itself, solid construction, nice windsock, integrates well with the camera. I also like that it comes with an extension cable for remote use. Heck I even like the sound of the mic, it's a pretty solid shotgun mic. Except for the fatal flaw, the noise floor is way too high.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Extension Cable, Includes Windsock, Lightweight
  • Cons: Noise Floor Unacceptable
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Overall 10
10

If you own a GH3, you should have this.

Creative Jedi, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I think that no GH3 is complete without this microphone. It is perfectly matched to the camera (designed just for the GH3), is very compact, has excellent audio quality, is very fairly priced, and is selectable from shotgun to a very spacious stereo field from the camera's menu. Some have complained of not enough noise coupling in the mount, but I use it exclusively on a tripod, and unlike video cameras, there is no motor (like old tape cameras) or power zoom to generate...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Perfect Match For Gh3
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Overall 10
10

By far better than I expected

Marc, B&H Photo
4 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The pick up pf the mic is astounding, but you do have to set the GH3 controls properly. The fact that it came packed with a wind sock was an added bonus. Meets the performance of some XLR based microphones.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Best video mic I've ever had!

Brenchard, B&H Photo
28 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Perfect fit for the GH-3. Easy setup all on menu. No batteries gets power from camera. I use it at Church and interviews. Records music and voice with great results. Good investment.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Stereo or shotgun this mic hits the mark

Carnavalpix, B&H Photo
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Purchased one as a package with a Lumix GH3 and right out of the box this tool was effortless to use. With default camera and mic settings it captured a live band event with clean stereo sound and no overmodulation. The unit is light, the telescoping mount is useful, and I can't wait to try it on a boom pole with cable.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good for the price

Kdawg, Adorama
21 May 2013
  • Excerpt: My only complaint is the mount. You need a real shotgun mount. I heard everything I did with my hand on my steady cam. Thunks and thuds. It is a step above the onboard mic. Mine came with a nice pouch and dead cat. It's not bad for everyday use, but I'll stick with my Sanken CS1 for interviews.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Dedicated Microphone for GH3

Ron H, Adorama
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I spent some time looking for comparison reviews of this microphone. I ended up purchasing it and then making a YouTube video comparing it to the camera mic (Panasonic MS2 Microphone Comparison). As this is my first external mic, I can't really compare it to Rode, or other brands. Not sure this would work on cameras other then the GH3, as there are no controls on the mic. Switching from Stereo to Shotgun is done by the camera menu. Easy to use and seems rugged.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Dedicated Mic for GH3

Ron H, B&H Photo
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I spent some time looking for comparison reviews of this mic. I ended up purchasing it and then making a YouTube video comparing it to the camera mic (Panasonic MS2 Microphone Comparison). As this is my first external mic, I can't really compare it to Rode, or other brands. Not sure this would work on cameras other then the GH3, as there are no controls on the mic. Switching from Stereo to Shotgun is done by the camera menu. Easy to use and seems rugged.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use
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