06-18-2018 10:46 AM
06-18-2018 11:42 AM
Through ton's of trial and error I have concluded that this external mic port will NOT work with a external microphone unless that external device is powered. I ended up purchasing a Comica CVM-WM100 which works pretty good other than it "Shows" a lot of noise when recording, but on playback it sounds fine.
06-18-2018 12:28 PM
When you used that mic with your Android phone (I have a Galaxy S7) did you have the power on or off? Supposedly you aren't supposed to need the power. I use it with my Vixia camera and it works great, but I knew going in that it needed a powered mic.
08-17-2018 03:26 PM
I'm having mostly the same issue ... however, I'm not trying to plug a microphone into the camera, but rather a stereo audio cord that routes to the output of an Allen and Heath ZED14 mixer to which I have a USB audio return for playing audio clips and music, as well as two microphones for a podcast. When I plug the cord in, I either hear hissing, though nothing is feeding through the mixer, or I get some sort of hum. I've adjusted all of the settings on my mixer, but still getting the background noise. What could the issue be? Am I not able to use this camcorder for recording my podcast?
09-06-2018 07:40 PM
Why not tell us what microphones work with the camera? The lavalier is not what I need because I need a microphone that has its own stand. I know it needs external power. Do usb powered microphones work or not? Someone in this thread seemed to indicated that they would not work.
01-03-2019 08:03 AM
I too am having issues with the microphon port. The entire reason I purchesed the Canon Vixia R800 camcorder was to film at different locations using a handheld microphone. There are not any brands you can recomend that are compatable? It seems this was a disapointing purchase if there is no guidance on how to make this prodcut actually useable. I would really appreciate any help with this.