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Sennheiser Releases The MKE 200 – A Compact On-Camera Directional Microphone

With the release of the new ultracompact, lightweight plug-and-play directional microphone from Sennheiser, videographers can now upgrade their on-camera sound.

Sennheiser MKE 200 for videography
Sennheiser MKE 200

The Sennheiser MKE 200 is a budget-friendly on-camera microphone, great for run-and-gun style video shooters and camera operators. It’s a directional mic with a pre-polarized super-cardioid condenser capsule, meaning it captures audio sources coming from the front, ideal for interview or testimonial video shoot settings.

The mic can be used with mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, smartphones, and tablets. It has a built-in wind screen and shock mount that can be mounted to any standard cold-shoe. It also comes with a furry windshield that can be slipped over the wind screen in case conditions outdoors get too windy.

Sennheiser MKE 200 with videographer
Sennheiser MKE 200 in action

The ultracompact Sennheiser MKE 200 (6.8 cm long and weighs 48.2 g) is a plug-and-play, battery-free mic, so any smartphone or camera with a 2 - 10 volt power source can handle it. It comes with two cables, one 3.5mm TRS for mirrorless and DSLR cameras, and a 3.5mm TRRS cable for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

TRS cables and windshield for camera operator mic
TRS cables and windshield

Interesting to notice is that the 3.5mm output is front-facing, so the camera operator won’t be disturbed by the cable while using a viewfinder.

Sennheiser MKE 200 and mirrorless camera
Front-facing 3.5mm output

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: 69 x 60 x 39 mm

  • Pick-up pattern: Super-cardioid

  • Transducer principle: Pre-polarized Condenser

  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive) 120 dB

  • Powering: 2-10V

  • Sensitivity: -33 dB V/Pa

  • Color: Black

  • Connection: 3.5mm locking jack

  • Connection cable: 3.5mm TRS & 3.5mm TRRS cables included

  • Equivalent noise level: 20 dB SPL (A)

  • Frequency response: 40 to 20,000 Hz

  • Weight: 48g

The Sennheiser MKE 200 is available to pre-order for €99.00. You can read much more about the mic by visiting Sennheiser’s website here.


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