DSLR Video – Nikon D4 and D800 Bass-poor
May 24, 2013 Leave a Comment
Worst news first â€“ frequency response
There is no bass. The frequency response of the D4 is identical. The lower limit of the D800â€™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.