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Mike__D

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Hi all,
I just bought a miniDV recorder, the Canon ZR40. I created a post here:
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I have noticed the microphone is so sensitive that it picks up the tape transport noise/hum. Is this common to all miniDV camcorders? If not, maybe I should return this model for one that doesn't have that problem. Otherwise the sound is phenominal! And I love the size of the camera, as well as the features.
Thanks in advance!
Mike D.
 

Jeff Kleist

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Yes, the camcorder is so small that the mic can't help but pic up the tape

you should buy an external mic if sound quality is an issue
 

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