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Canon DM-E1 Overview

The DM-E1 Directional Microphone from Canon is the perfect accessory for enhancing the audio quality of your digital camera recordings. With directional control settings including a dedicated shotgun setting, 90° and 120° stereo settings, you'll be able to capture audio with clarity and precision. It's compatible with digital cameras featuring a 3.5mm plug, and offers a frequency response range of 50 Hz to 16 kHz. An included wind screen helps to reduce peripheral sound from wind or other ambient noises, while a shock mount is incorporated into the design to reduce camera and lens operation noise while recording. Powered by an included CR2032 button-type lithium cell battery, the power status indicator lamp lets you confirm the remaining life of the battery.

External microphone offers enhanced audio quality as well as greater recording control to render more dynamic video productions.

Three separate pickup settings are available to suit a variety of shooting needs:

  • Shotgun is a monaural recording mode that picks up a narrow band of sound in front of the camera, making it suitable for dialogues, single musical instruments, or other specific subjects.
  • 90° stereo recording mode is suitable for a single subject and adds some audio context to the sides to suit recording small groups of people.
  • 120° stereo recording mode offers a wider angle of sound that is ideal for recording larger groups in more expansive areas, such as a band on stage or an outdoor party.

This microphone is compatible with select EOS digital cameras that have a dedicated movie recording mode and an external mic jack.

The included wind screen helps to reduce peripheral sound from wind or other ambient sounds for cleaner, more focused playback. Additionally, the microphone has an integrated shock mount construction to reduce camera and lens operation noise.

A frequency range of 50 Hz to 16 kHz can accurately capture a wide variety of sounds, including live music, nature sounds, and dialogues.

Rather than using the camera's battery, this microphone incorporates its own power source to offer longer continuous recording times. The included CR2032 button-type lithium cell battery is easily replaceable and a power check lamp is featured on the mic body for checking battery level status. Additionally, when connected to a camera, the microphone will be automatically turned on or off in conjunction with the camera's own on/off switch.

Primary Applications Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources Speech/Voice Over
Sound Field Mono, Stereo
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Indicators 1 x Single LED (Battery)
Windscreen Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 16 kHz
Impedance 550 Ohms
Sensitivity -42 dB at 1 kHz
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS (on Attached Cable)
Battery Type 1 x Built-In (Included)
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Colour Black
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 85%
Dimensions H: 4 x W: 8.4 x L: 13 cm
Weight 0.11 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Canon DM-E1 Directional Microphone
  • Wind Screen
  • CR2032 Button-Type Battery


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.