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
B h photo.34921152
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.

B h photo.34921152
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.

B h photo.34921152
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.

B h photo.34921152
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.

B h photo.34921152
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

Sounds easy.35164627
9 February 2020

compact and reliable, no drama at all.

B h photo.34921152
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.

B h photo.34921152
9 December 2018

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

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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