The DM-E1D is the first full digital microphone released for EOS Digital cameras. Digital signals are less susceptible to external noise, resulting in better sound quality compared to analog microphones. Utilising the new Multi-Function Shoe, the DM-E1D draws power directly from the camera and is able to transmit audio data to the camera. This results in a battery-less and cable-less design.
This microphone is equipped with three types of directivity for optimum recording according to the usage situation. Directivity can be switched via the menu screen on the camera.
A touch of the Menu button located at the back of the DM-E1D will display the microphone settings immediately on the camera's LCD monitor. Pressing the Menu button again will toggle back to the camera's menu settings.
With microphone settings done directly on the camera display, this allows for reduction in the size of the microphone, and also removes the risk of accidental switching of settings when loading and unloading equipment.