New from Sennheiser is the MKE 200, a small mic designed for easy on-camera use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras as well as mobile devices.

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Furry: The new MKE 200 comes standard with a furry windshield, two locking connection cables for DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, and a draw-string pouch

The MKE 200 features a directional design which captures the sound of a subject while rejecting unwanted background noise. To minimise any handling noise, the microphone is designed with an internal shock-mount which acoustically decouples the capsule from the housing. To protect from wind noise, the MKE 200 has an integrated layer of protective mesh inside the housing. An included furry windshield can be used when filming outdoors.

Tobias von Allwörden, head of portfolio management for audio for video at Sennheiser, said: “With the MKE 200, we are offering creators the first step to upgrading their sound. Improved audio significantly increases the overall quality of content (and) the MKE 200 makes this possible with its unique design which minimises handling and wind noise.”

The mic features a compact, sleek design due to the fully-integrated shock-mount and built-in windscreen. Battery-free operation and a lightweight design allow for optimal gimbal performance, according to von Allwörden. In addition to the furry windshield, the unit includes two locking connection cables for DSLRs or mirrorless cameras (3.5 mm TRS cable) and mobile devices (3.5mm TRRS cable), plus a draw-string pouch for storage.