DSLR Video – Nikon D4 and D800 Bass-poor

Guest post: Nikon D4 and D800 audio levels

Worst news first – frequency response

There is no bass. The frequency response of the D4 is identical. The lower limit of the D800’s audio band is too high for proper reproduction of most male voices, let alone environmental sounds. This might make sense for the built in microphone, as it somewhat attenuates noise from holding and operating the camera, but even then, I would expect the roll-off to start at a lower frequency.

Another reason to use an external audio recorder like a Zoom or Tascam.

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