Lavalier Mic Connected to DSLR Audio Test
Lavalier Mic Connected to DSLR Audio Test

Since my last video, I wanted to test the Audio Technica ATR-3350 connected directly to the microphone jack on my Canon 7D DSLR.  Here is a quick test of the audio quality.

Notice the audio levels are extremely high and my voice is distorted. Using the ATR3350 connected directly to a DSLR is not a very good option at all unless you have Magic Lantern for the 550D (T2i), 5D Mark II, or other DSLR.

With Magic Lantern, you can control the gain control. Since the 7D has automatic gain control (AGC), the levels are blown way out to -0db.

✏ Convenient way to have on-talent audio without extra equipment
✏ Could work very well with a DSLR that has the Magic Lantern firmware hack (Such as the Canon 5D Mark II, T2i, or others)

✏ Nearly unusable audio because of the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) on the 7D
✏ Only records to left channel with provided 3.5mm connection (simple solution would be to buy a 3.5mm mono to stereo adapter)

Buy the Audio Technica ATR-3350 here:
Zoom H1 digital audio recorder:
3.5mm mono to stereo adapter:

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