Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation)

Model: 508898

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Bus Power None
Approximate Battery Life 100 Hours
Battery Type 2 x AAA (Not Included)
Operating Voltage 2 to 10 V (Plug-In Power)


Included Case Pouch
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Color Black
Weight 3.3 oz / 93.5 g
Dimensions H: 2.6 x W: 1.5 x L: 5" / H: 67 x W: 37 x L: 126 mm
Included Filters None


Maximum SPL 132 dB SPL (1 kHz)
THD < 1%
Sensitivity -23 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Max Gain)
-63 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Min Gain)
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 20 kHz

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 4.5 x 2.8"
Package Weight 0.78 lb


Windscreen Built-In
Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Indicators 1 x Green Single LED (Power)
Form Factor Camera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter
Gain Adjustment -20 to +20 dB
Tone Adjustment None
High-Pass Filter 200 Hz
Pad None
Circuitry Solid-State
Orientation End Address
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Capsule 1 x Electret Condenser
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Sound Field Mono


Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (Locking, on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
User Reviews
18 May 2019

I had a Rycote wind-muff and decided to try the Sennheiser. It fits much better that the Rycote, and is a hard inner shell covered by the outer fuzzy layer. The hard inner shell provides protection the the microphone, which is an advantage for me since I put it in a waist pack while recording...

26 April 2016

A fine quality mic - have used it effectively with my students who've needed to video record singing for college screenings. It helps focus the important sounds very nicely.

22 December 2018

5 years with this MIC without any problem. I already use it with Canon 5D Mark3 and now I use it with Gopro Hero 6. I can say that its good Mic but not perfect.

23 May 2013

I have to say this mic did wonders for the audio of my camcorder. I recorded 2 hours of footage today using this and was very pleased with the sound.

12 May 2015

Bought for using with my D800. Built well. Works good, as expected. Tested this weekend on the shore with MZW400 Wind-m@ff in mild wind conditions no noise, zero. I took one star for two reasons.

14 February 2014

The last thing I want on top of my DSLR is a huge unwieldy mic setup with all sorts of rubber bands, brackets, etc. This fits the build nicely and won't fall apart like another brand I bought earlier. The only thing I don't understand is why the indicator light doesn't stay on while it's on.

1 December 2016

Excellent little mic, low end drops of faster than I like but that's good for masking handling noise ... always a trade off. Sennheiser comes thru again. I use it on my Canon 6D

13 February 2019

I expected better from this brand. I have the MKH 416 and figured this would also be reasonable. The foam falls off easy - no steady light battery indicator. Not impressed.

9 December 2018

Great mic. Very portable. Works great on my Sony A7iii. Set the gain on the camera to 13.

19 June 2018

only by chance I still have it on. not for long. The noisy apeeared after few months. since I don't live in the US I still don't know if the warranty will be valid.

Product Highlights
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Smartphones
  • 100-Hour Run Time via AAA Batteries
  • Built-In Wind Protection and Shockmount
  • Locking 3.5mm TRS Out & Headphone Port
  • 3.5mm TRS and TRRS Output Cables
  • Highly Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3-Stage Gain Control and Low-Cut Filter
  • Furry Windscreen for Outdoor Use
  • Mounts to Camera Cold Shoe
In The Box
  • Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation)
  • Sennheiser CL 35 TRS Locking 3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRS Coiled Cable
  • Sennheiser CL 35 TRRS Locking 3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRRS Coiled Cable
  • Sennheiser MZH 400 Furry Windshield for MKE 400
  • Drawstring Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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