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Registered: ‎10-15-2017

SL2 External Mic and Internal Mic

Is there anyway to disable the internal mic of the Rebel SL2 and just use an external source? I have the external source that sounds very good but all my files are getting bleed from the internal mics and it sounds not so great. I've tried looking through the manual but it says they both record at the same time. Any help would be appreciated.





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Posts: 4,935
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: SL2 External Mic and Internal Mic

The manual is unclear, it says the external mic has "priority", which I take to mean that it urns off the internal mic and uses the external. You might have to call Canon to straighten it out.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-15-2017

Re: SL2 External Mic and Internal Mic

Yes I thought it was a bit unclear as well. I noticed drastically different sound qualities depending on where I stood. That’s why I thought the internal mics were still going. I’m planning on testing with the manual mode and get the levels right so that hopefully the external is louder but we’ll see.
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Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: SL2 External Mic and Internal Mic

Hello thediceyreview, 

When you connect an external microphone to the EOS Rebel SL2, it cuts out the internal microphone.  This is what is meant by given priority.  

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