Microphones for Canon Cameras
While most Canon cameras will have a built in capacity to record sound, if you're looking for a higher quality finish when it comes to audio recording, an additional auxiliary microphone can be a great option. There is an extensive range of microphones for Canon cameras available to choose from so whatever model of camera you have, you'll be sure to find the perfect accessory to suit your needs.
Whether you are a professional videographer or an enthusiastic amateur photographer and whether you plan to be shooting video and recording sound on location or in the studio, you'll find a range of microphones with all the features you could possibly need for your purpose. Typically, cameras are built to prioritise quality visuals with audio the second priority, so an external specialist microphone can be a great addition to your photographic kit.
Buying a Canon camera microphone
There are several things to consider when it comes to buying a new Canon camera microphone, from the size and power to the directionality and formats.
Canon is a well respected photographic brand worldwide and their cameras are often an investment purchase, so you may prefer to buy a branded Canon microphone rather than one from a generic brand that will be compatible with your camera.
Before you buy double check that the microphone is definitely compatible with the model of your specific Canon camera so there won't be any issues when it comes to getting it set up and capturing quality audio.
Another area to consider is what size of microphone will be most suitable for your Canon camera. It's important that the microphone fits your camera properly and that it doesn't get in the way when you're filming. Typically if you're on location and moving around a lot then a smaller microphone will offer the most flexibility and ease of use, whereas on static or studio shoots then a larger microphone would be suitable.
It's also important to think about the subject or subjects you will be recording and to decide what directionality is needed from your new Canon camera microphone. Directional microphones are useful when you're recording a single subject directly, whereas omni directional microphones are more suitable when you're trying to pick up sounds over a wider area rather than from a single direction. Consider which type of filming you will undertake most frequently, then choose a microphone most suitable.