MKE 400

Highly directional compact shotgun microphone with integrated features for enhanced in-camera audio.

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The MKE 400 is a compact, highly directional on-camera shotgun microphone designed to isolate and enhance the audio for your video. Like the MKE 200, the MKE 400 includes built-in wind protection and integrated shock absorption, while offering even more features to ensure the best possible recordings.

A three-step sensitivity switch enables the MKE 400 the ability to provide distortion free sound in any environment, and a switchable low-cut filter focuses your audio on the most essential frequencies for clarity and speech intelligibility. Interchangeable, 3.5 mm locking coiled cables offer compatibility with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices and a convenient headphone output allows you to monitor your levels while recording.



  • Compact, highly directional, super-cardioid shotgun microphone for isolated and enhanced in-camera audio
  • Integrated wind protection and internal suspension mount to minimize handling noise
  • Built-in low-cut filter and 3-step sensitivity switch for added flexibility and control in any environment
  • Integrated headphone output jack with volume adjustment for audio monitoring
  • Interchangeable 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS connectivity for DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices
  • Automatically powers on/off when connected to DSLR/M cameras
  • Also available as the MKE 400 Mobile Kit, including: MKE 400 microphone, Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

Focus your sound

The MKE 400 features a super-cardioid polar pattern achieved by an acoustic interference tube, providing focus and detail while rejecting unwanted background noise. Ideal for vloggers and videographers alike, this highly directional microphone will enhance your audio and bring presence and clarity to your recordings.

Focus your sound

Record with confidence

All handheld cameras are susceptible to handling noise, so the MKE 400 features integrated wind protection and shock absorption. This combination ensures the cleanest audio recordings possible while shooting video on the move. Attach the included furry windshield for maximum wind protection in outdoor environments.

Record with confidence

Versatile by design

In today’s world, your video recording is most likely not confined to one device, and your microphone doesn’t have to be either. Each MKE 400 includes 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS locking cables to be used with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices.

Versatile by design

Adapt to the situation

Let’s face it, poor acoustic environments are practically unavoidable when traveling or shooting on location. That’s why the MKE 400 comes equipped with both a low-cut filter and a 3-step gain sensitivity switch. Use the low-cut filter to remove problematic low frequency rumble or wind noise and adjust your gain sensitivity to optimize recording levels in any environment.

Adapt to the situation

Before you start rolling

One of the most important steps when recording audio is to check your levels and monitor your sound. While some cameras have a headphone jack, not all do, and that’s where the headphone monitoring output comes into play. Plug any 3.5 mm headphone directly into the MKE 400 and use the integrated volume control to dial in your recordings.

Before you start rolling
MKE 400 – Product Tour

MKE 400 – Product Tour

MKE 400 – Feature Overview

MKE 400 – Feature Overview

MKE 400 Mobile Kit

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What's in the box?

  • MKE 400 on-camera microphone
  • CL 35 TRS, locking TRS to TRS coiled cable
  • CL 35 TRRS, locking TRS to TRRS coiled cable
  • MZH 400 furry windshield
  • Drawstring pouch
  • Quick guide
  • Safety guide

Technical Data

  • Dimensions
    126 x 67 x 37 mm
  • Frequency response
    50 – 20,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level
    132 dB SPL
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < 1 % at 50 mW
  • Weight
    93.5 g
  • Microphone connector
    3.5 mm jack, screwable
  • Operating time
    > 100 h*
  • Power supply
    battery (2x AAA / LR03 size, 1.5 V)
  • Headphone connector
    3.5 mm jack
  • Output Power
    105 mW (headphone impedance 16 Ω)
    70 mW (headphone impedance 32 Ω)
  • Transducer principle
    pre-polarized condenser
  • Pick-up pattern
    super cardioid
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)
    -23 / -42 / -63 dBV/Pa


  • Quick Guides
  • Safety instructions and regulatory information
    • Safety instructions and manufacturer declarations - MKE 400 (650 KB) Download

  • Spec Sheets
    • Product specification - MKE 400 Mobile Kit (490 KB) Download

    • Product specification - MKE 400 (240 KB) Download

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