Sound Recording

You can record movies while recording sound with either the built-in microphone or an external one. You can also freely adjust the sound-recording level.

Use [Shooting: Sound recording] to set sound recording functions.


  • Sounds from Wi-Fi operations may be captured with built-in or external microphones. During sound recording, using the wireless communication function is not recommended.
  • Make sure any output plugs of external microphones or any headphone jacks are fully inserted in the camera.
  • The camera's built-in microphone may also record mechanical sounds of the lens or sounds of camera/lens operations if AF operations are performed or the camera or lens is operated during movie recording. If so, it may help reduce these sounds if you use an external microphone equipped with an output plug and position it away from the camera and lens.
  • Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera's external microphone IN terminal.
  • Noise reduction is not applied to the audio played through headphones. Thus, the audio recorded with the movie will be different.
  • Do not change the [Shooting: Sound recording] settings when listening with headphones. This may cause sudden loud output that may hurt your ears.


  • Audio is also output when the camera is connected to televisions via HDMI, except when [Sound recording] is set to [Disable]. In case of feedback from television audio output, move the camera away from the television or turn down the volume.
  • The volume balance between L/R (left/right) cannot be adjusted.
  • Sound is recorded at a 48 kHz/16-bit sampling rate.

Sound Recording/Sound-Recording Level

  • Auto

    The sound-recording level is adjusted automatically. Auto level control will take effect automatically in response to the sound level.

  • Manual

    You can adjust the sound-recording level as needed. Select [Rec. level] and turn the Quick control dial 1 dial while looking at the level meter to adjust the sound-recording level. Look at the peak hold indicator, and adjust so that the level meter sometimes lights up on the right of the “12” (–12 dB) mark for the loudest sounds. If it exceeds “0”, the sound will be distorted.

  • Disable

    Sound will not be recorded.

Wind Filter

Set to [Enable] to reduce wind noise when there is wind outdoors. Only activated when the camera's built-in microphone is used. When the wind filter function takes effect, part of the low bass sounds will also be reduced.


Automatically suppresses sound distortion caused by loud noises. Even if [Sound recording] is set to [Auto] or [Manual] for recording, sound distortion may still result if there is a very loud sound. In this case, setting it to [Enable] is recommended.

  • Microphone

    Any connected external microphone is used instead of the built-in microphone. The following external microphones (sold separately) are recommended.

    • Multi-Function Shoe Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D

      Attaches to the camera's multi-function shoe ().

    • Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 / Stereo Microphone DM-E100

      The external microphone's 3.5 mm mini-plug connects to the camera's external microphone IN terminal (). The microphone itself attaches to the camera's multi-function shoe.

  • Headphone

    By connecting commercially available headphones with a 3.5 mm mini-plug to the headphone terminal (), you can listen to the sound as movies are recorded and hear camera operating sounds. To adjust headphone volume, press the Q (Quick Control) button, select [Headphone], and adjust by turning the Main dial or Quick control dial 2 dial or press Multi-controller left or right ().

    You can also use headphones during movie playback.


  • Headphone volume can also be adjusted in [Set-up: Headphones].
  • The volume of sounds for camera operations is adjusted in [Set-up: Volume].