Somewhat overlooked is an interesting product that DJI introduced alongside its new modular Actioncam Action 2: the DJI Mic 2-channel mobile wireless microphone system, which consists of a 2-channel receiver and two 30g lightweight transmitters with integrated omnidirectional mono microphones that can be used from a distance of up to around 250 meters. The audio from the two transmitters, which communicate with the receiver via 2.4GHz frequency band, can also be recorded in high quality on their 8GB internal memory (which is equivalent to about 14 hours of recording).
The DJI Mic receiver features USB-C, Lightning, and TRS connectors (some via included adapters), allowing it to be used in conjunction with smartphones, cameras, and laptops. The receiver&s touchscreen display can be used to make changes to input/output settings and check levels and battery status. The two transmitters can be upgraded with an included windscreen for better recording despite wind. By means of their integrated clips or with the magnetic clips, the transmitters can be worn on clothing. Transferring recordings to the computer (or tablet) is done via their USB-C port.
DJI Mic Transmitter with windshield.
The scope of delivery includes a charging cradle, which can be used to supply the receiver with power on the one hand, but which also serves as an additional battery itself. While the charging cradle can be charged within 160 minutes, the receiver and the transmitter of the DJI Mic can be fully charged in 70 minutes. The transmitter batteries last for a maximum of 5.5 hours of operation, the receiver battery for 5 hours - together with the charging cradle even up to 15 hours. If the charging cradle is used as a mobile battery-powered charging station, its current is sufficient for 1.8 complete charges of the receiver including the two transmitters.
DJI Mic charging cradle with receiver and transmitters
The DJI Mic supports two recording modes: mono and stereo. In stereo mode, audio from the two transmitters is recorded on separate channels; in mono mode, audio is recorded on only one channel. As a backup, a secondary audio track is recorded at a volume of -6 dB. The input and output sensitivity of the microphones can be adjusted between -12 dB and 12 dB.
DJI Mic Set
DJI&s Mic System is scheduled to launch in January 2022 at a price of €329 and is available for pre-order now. It is in direct competition with the compact wireless microphone solutions RØDE Wireless Go II and Hollyland Lark 150 - the former is currently available from around 250 euros, the latter (which also has its own charging cradle) from around 285 euros. Unlike the other two solutions, however, the Hollyland system does not have a way to record the recorded audio into the transmitters as well. (Thanks to Henry for reporting)
Now the only thing missing as the last announced new product is the new Mavic 3 drone, which will be officially unveiled on November 5.