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External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Hey everyone,

 

I have a Canon Rebel T5i and a Azen SMX-10 Stereo Condenser Microphone Condenser Microphone (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GE403I/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza)  The external mic is powered by an AAA battery, and is powered on and plugged into the 3.5 mm jack, but the camera seems to still be using the internal mic.  Any idea what the issue could be?

 

I would expect that if the mic wasn't working, then the camera would get no audio at all (I verified the mic works by using it with another device), so I suspect that the camera just isn't recognizing it.  Is there some setting I need to change?

 

Thanks,

R

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Hi Rcasale42,

 

Thanks for posting.

 

I'd take a look at the "Sound Recording" menu option at your camera. To do this, please turn your camera on, then press the MENU button. Now, navigate to the second Movie tab (Movie camera icon with 2 dots), then scroll down to "Sound recording" and press the SET button. If you're shooting in one of the "basic modes, such as "Auto", your this mode should be set to "Auto". In Creative modes, such as "P", "Tv" or "Av", it may also be set to "Manual". If this is the case, please ensure that the recording level is set sufficiently high to capture sound.

 

If your camera is already set to accept audio input from your microphone, I recommend checking with Azden to see if their  microphone is compatible with your camera. The impedance of the microphones that can be used with the camera is around 200 to 2K.

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Registered: ‎06-19-2015

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Where is the 3.5mm microphone jack on the T5i??? The only jack I can find is for the shutter release, and it's much smaller.

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Should be right below it. The one labeled "Mic" 8^)

 

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Registered: ‎06-19-2015

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Thanks. Apparently mine's the T5, not the T5i, and apparently that one does not have a mic jack. So I'm screwed for using this camera to shoot video outdoors. 

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Get a zoom recorder or equivalent and add the audio in post.

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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎06-19-2015

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Thanks, but that's a pretty expensive work-around, plus another piece equipment to have to carry. I think I'll just have to sell off my T5 and get a T5i -- or something else more suited to shooting video. 

 

I have to say though, that's it's very disappointing that T5 doesn't have a mic port, and certainly NOT what I was expecting from a DSLR camera. 

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Note you got an *entry level* DSLR. My XS did not even have video.

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Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i


@raydunakin wrote:

Thanks, but that's a pretty expensive work-around, plus another piece equipment to have to carry. I think I'll just have to sell off my T5 and get a T5i -- or something else more suited to shooting video. 

 

I have to say though, that's it's very disappointing that T5 doesn't have a mic port, and certainly NOT what I was expecting from a DSLR camera. 


Free advice for everybody reading this forum: Never buy a camera without first reading the specs.

 

Even better (but more work): List the features that are important to you, and look them up in the owner's manual before you buy.

Bob
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Registered: ‎06-19-2015

Re: External Mic Doesn't Work on Rebel t5i

Video without decent audio is next to useless. Yeah, it's an "entry level" camera, but surely a microphone jack wouldn't break the bank. 

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