Mono Camera Microphone
A mono camera microphone offers a simple and powerful solution for capturing quality audio for video purposes. For vivid, rich sound that complements your video, a camera microphone will provide you with brilliant results.
Mono camera microphones are ideal for use with video camcorders for capturing the voices of family members on holidays, weddings, birthdays etc. You can also use them in a professional environment. By using a mono camera microphone your sound quality is dramatically increased in quality, opposed to using a camera's own internal microphone.
Something to keep in mind when upgrading your camera microphone is that it isn't a complete, all-in-one solution for better audio. Getting great sound in video productions usually involves the use of other tools and techniques. However, a better on-camera mic will improve the overall audio performance of your camera so it depends what you are using it for. For personal use, a simple mono camera microphone will do. For professional use, you would probably want to consider getting other tools as well to fully enhance the recording experience.
With a great selection of brands to choose from such as, Sony, Canon and Panasonic, there is a huge choice of mono camera microphones. There are also unbranded camera microphones available which are less costly. Some of the interesting features mono camera microphones have include the ability to record from far away, a monitoring earphone which lets you hear what is being recorded and mic mixing, which lets the camera operator and the subject both be recorded.
There are many different types of mono camera microphones suitable for all types of recording devices. For example, if your main camera is compact, it would be a good idea to pair it with a similar sized microphone like a compact shotgun mic. There are also full-sized professional shotgun mics available too. Stereo shotgun mics are great for switching between stereo and mono operation depending on what you are recording.
Wireless mono camera microphones are also available. These mics ensure that your camera doesn't get tangled up in various wires.