Is the PowerDeWise Microphone compatible with a Canon DSLR Camera

How to use the website to get the required information “Link”
  1. Click on “Support”.
  2. For DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras, select “Interchangeable Lens Camera Systems”. For Powershot select “Digital Compact Cameras” Same goes for Mirrorless. 
  3. Select “FAQ” or “Manual” for the info about external microphones. 

Most commercially-available external stereo microphones with a 3.5 mm diameter mini-plug can be connected to the camera. If an external microphone has been connected to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal, it will be given priority over the built-in microphone.

To expatiate on this point: Normally, the built-in microphone will record stereo sound. If a commercially- available microphone equipped with a mini-plug (3.5 mm diameter) is connected to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal, it will be given priority.

Sound Settings/Adjusting Recording Levels

The sound-recording level is adjusted automatically.

Auto level control will operate automatically in response to the sound level.

  • Manual (For advanced users): You can adjust the sound recording level to one of 64 levels. Select [Rec. level] and look at the level meter while pressing the <U> key to adjust the sound recording level.

    While looking at the peak hold indicator (approx. 3 sec.), adjust so that the level meter sometimes lights up the “12” (-12 dB) mark on the right for the loudest sounds. If it exceeds “0”, the sound will be distorted.

Is the PowerDeWise Microphone compatible with a Canon DSLR Camera
  • Disable: Sound will not be recorded.
  • Wind filter: When set to [Enable], it reduces wind noise when there is wind outdoors.

    This feature takes effect only with the built-in microphone. Note that [Enable] will also reduce low bass sounds, so set this function to [Disable] when there is no wind. It will record a more natural sound than with [Enable].

  • Attenuator: Even if you set [Sound recording] to [Auto] or [Manual] and shoot, sound distortion may still result if there is a very loud sound. In such a case, setting it to [Enable] is recommended.
Model Diversity

The entry-level line of Canon DSLR has 3 names for every model, one for Japan (something that starts with Kiss), something for the USA (Rebel “something”), and a number followed by a “D” for the rest of the World.

This way, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i for the USA market is the same Canon EOS Kiss7i for Japan and is the same Canon EOS 700D for the rest of the world. Why DSLR and EOS? Canon EOS (Electro-Optical System) is an autofocus single-lens reflex camera (SLR) camera series produced by Canon Inc.. Introduced in 1987 with the Canon EOS 650. A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. Compatibility The Canon camera models mentioned in this file have the following compatibility attributes:

An External microphone IN terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, meaning it works with 4 to 3 pin adapter.

  • it is possible to use a microphone that supports plug-in power (which is supplied from a camera to the microphone) because the camera is compatible with plug-in power.
  • It is possible to use a condenser microphone. However, it is not possible to use a condenser microphone that requires phantom power (which is supplied from external power equipment to the microphone).
  • It is not possible to use a dynamic microphone.
N.B: Ф Stands for 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack – Probably Russian for ‘f’

Devices with External microphone IN mentioned in the Technical Specification but users don’t really use it with an external mic

“Link to every Canon camera manual” List of Compatible Canon DSLR EOS Series Cameras (Full List)
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 
  • Canon  EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)
  • Canon EOS 200D (EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Canon EOS 200D II (EOS Rebel SL3)
  • Canon EOS 550D ( EOS Rebel  T2i) 
  • Canon EOS  600D (EOS Rebel T3i) 
  • Canon EOS 60D (60Da)
  • Canon EOS 60Da (60D)
  • Canon EOS 650D (EOS Rebel T4i)
  • Canon EOS 700D (EOS Rebel T5i)
  • Canon EOS 750D (EOS Rebel T6i)
  • Canon EOS 760D (EOS Rebel T6S)
  • Canon EOS 800D (EOS Rebel T7i)
  • Canon EOS 70D (N)
  • Canon EOS 70D (W)
  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5DS (EOS 5DS R)
  • Canon EOS 5DS R (EOS 5DS)
  • Canon EOS 6D (Wi-Fi Model)*
  • Canon EOS 6D (Non-Wi-Fi Model)*
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon  EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS M
  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Canon EOS M6
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • Canon EOS M50

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

N.B; If you connect an external microphone to a Canon DSLR camera’s external microphone IN terminal, the external microphone is given priority. Another name for Canon EOS 200D II is Rebel SL3, EOS 250D or Kiss X10 List of Canon DSLR EOS Cameras That do not Have a Microphone Jack
  • Canon EOS 10D
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Canon EOS 1000D ( EOS Digital Rebel XS)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (EOS Rebel T3)
  • Canon EOS 1200D (EOS Rebel T5)
  • Canon EOS 1300D (EOS Rebel T6)
  • Canon EOS 1500D (EOS Rebel T7)
  • Canon EOS 3000D
  • Canon EOS 300D
  • Canon EOS 30D
  • Canon EOS 350D
  • Canon EOS 400D
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EOS D60
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • Canon EOS 1D
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1Ds
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon EOS M100
Cross-Reference List for Compatibility  Canon EOS 77D:   Instructions Manual: Check page 26, 285, 313 Canon Website: Canon EOS M50** Instructions Manual: Check page 53 Canon Website: N.B External Mic port is present structurally and mentioned in the manual, but there’s no information about the type of EXT Mic in the manual. However, information about Ext mic is present on the Canon website (That’s why it’s on the “compatible” list) Cameras Is the PowerDeWise Microphone compatible with a Canon DSLR Camera Best possible statement: If your Canon has 3,5mm jack – PDW mic will work with your camera? 90% Why you do not just buy a microphone with a TRS jack?  While buying a microphone with a TRS jack will indeed work for your Canon without having to use an adapter, the truth is that it is severely limited. In other words, you will be able to use the microphone with only your Canon camera and some audio recorders, nothing more, nothing less. However, a microphone with a TRRS jack, that also comes with a TRRS to TRS adapter is a better option, why?
  • The TRRS jack, without the adapter,  means you can use the microphone with a wider range of devices that include iPhones, iPads, earlier versions of MacBook Pro
  • With the adapter, you very much use it with the Canon Camera and audio recorders. 
Having this information in your “bag”, which would you choose? Ensure it’s the right Port Is the PowerDeWise Microphone compatible with a Canon DSLR Camera Plug the microphone jack into the port with “Mic” just above it.