Rugged, compact and versatile for great video sound: The MKE 400 is a small shotgun microphone for cameras with a lighting shoe mount and external microphone input
One reason why the Sennheiser MKE 400 is popular is because of its Lightweight
Reviewed by 4 customers
I use this mic. for DSLR video. It is amazing
Sennheiser makes some very good products, I was really surprised by how unremarkable the microphone performs. I was not sure if it is my luck or a defective product as recording on various sound recorders gave a distinctive hum. using the gain introduces a lot more ambient noise than expected for a microphone in this price range. I was really disappointed in its performance and wouldn't recommend it.
I like this mike because I read it was a quality unit which so far seems to be true. Plus, it is perfect size for use on compact consumer/prosumer camcorders. I would have given it 5 stars, but there could be something better, and I am just a beginner at this time. A very nice piece of equipment.
A giant leap above the built in Microphones in a Canon 7D! It is not perfect and one needs experience in using it as it can be extremely directional.