DJI Recommends Microphones for the Osmo Camera

Users of DJI’s new stabilised, hand-held camera, the Osmo have discovered one limiting factor – the microphone. Because of the noise the Osmo makes and because of the location of the built-in mic at the top of the handle, new owners have been contacting DJI and asking them to recommend third party microphones that would fit the bill.

DJI Osmo

The DJI Osmo

Now DJI have announced that, after “testing hundreds of different microphones from lots of different manufacturers”, they have come up with a short list of six recommended models. They would probably attach to a universal mount which is available as an accessory. The 3.5mm socket for the mic lead is right next to the built-in mic and above the control trigger.

Mic socket on Osmo

The mic socket above the trigger with the mic on the right.

Osmo universal mount

The Osmo universal mount

The shortlisted microphones are mainly shotgun (directional) but also stereo and your choice depends on the type of audio you need. Bear in mind that, with a camera that rotates 360 degrees, your sound could easily get out of kilter with the pictures if the mic’s in a fixed position.

Here’s the DJI list of recommended microphones:

Rode VideoMicro

The Rode VideoMicro

Rode VideoMic Pro

The Rode VideoMic Pro

Sony ECM DS70P

The Sony ECM DS70P

Sennheiser MKE400

The Sennheiser MKE400

Mymyk Smartmyk

The Mymyk Smartmyk

DED DV-889

The DED DV-889

Heliguy usually recommend the Rode Videomicro Osmo external microphone. In our experience it provides the best balance between price, simplicity of use and sound quality.

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