Nikon D5300 microphone

florin2

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Hello,

I am facing a problem with the camera's microphone when recording loud sound, like firework explosion. Every time there is a loud sound, the audio is simply interrupted for a certain time.
If I record with the sensitivity set to Auto then it is the worst case, because it tries to lower the sensitivity for loud sounds and higher to capture quiet sounds.
If I set it to manual and the sensitivity is not low enough, then only really loud sounds will interrupt the audio.
Here are 2 videos with manual configuration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y4f22MDBrY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnDhU7jQmcU
And here is one with auto:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAV7xtoCpPI

Notice how there are sound holes in the video caused by the fireworks' loud explosions.

Before D5300 I had D5200 for which I did not face this problem, so I don'y know what could be wrong with my D5300.

Did anyone happen to face a similar issue with any camera model?
Could it be that the microphone is damaged or it is a soft issue? Should I send it to a service?

Thank you!
 

bjornl

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I don't have a 5x00 Nikon. But I own two others. You should serious consider the Røde mic. They're fairly cheap and much better than the built in mics to Nikon, Canon, etc.
 

florin2

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Hello,
Thanks for your answer. I am aware that the DSLR internal mic is not that great in sound quality, but what bothers me is that with my old D5200 I did not have this problem at all, of sound going quiet in those moments. Even with microphone's sensitivity set to auto, when there were loud sounds, it would record it, even if it was distorted or too loud, but it was there, not missing.

There could be also the case that D5200's mic will somehow still record the very loud sounds, but will limit their level to a certain threshold. Whereas the D5300 will just simply throw away the audio that is above that threshold, which is not nice.

So I was wondering if anyone here had this problem with D5300 series, meaning that is a general problem with that series, or my mic is broken?
 

bjornl

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I don't have a 5x00 Nikon. But I own two others. You should serious consider the Røde mic. They're fairly cheap and much better than the built in mics to Nikon, Canon, etc.
 
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