Apogee Mic Plus with Canon 80D

kgphotos

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Hi. I have an Apogee Mic Plus USB microphone and I was hoping I could hook it up to use with my Canon 80D DSLR. I am going to be doing some vlogging. Does anyone know if this can be done? If so, what do I need?

Thanks for your response.
 

Fishrrman

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You would do better to ask this in the Canon forums over at dpreview.com.

Having said that, I DON'T think a "USB mic" can be used with the mic input port on a camera like the 80d (I have a 77d). That port is designed to accept a stereo mini plug which would be from a "regular" (non-USB) mic.

There are numerous mics out there designed specifically for this.

I use something different -- a handheld digital recorder with stereo mics (Olympus LS-11). I just connect the headphone out to the camera mic in, turn on the recorder and leave it in "ready", and get good sound into my camera mic port.

Edit:
My 77d has a USB port, and I'm sure the 80d has one as well.
But the only reference that I can find about it in the manual says that it's for downloading images to the computer -- nothing about using it as a "mic in" input.
 
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kgphotos

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Thanks for your explanation. I returned the Apogee Mic and went with an XLR mic. Think I've got it figured out.
 

Fishrrman

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Well, an "XLR mic" might give you "connection problems" as well.

It's going to want an XLR connector AND probably needs some kind of preamp between the mic and the camera input. I could be wrong.

It seems to me that what you need is something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMic-Fuzzy-Windjammer-Kit/dp/B004S494WO/ref=sr_1_2_sspa/146-9368893-7145716?ie=UTF8&qid=1551022622&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=rode+video+mic&psc=1

or this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004K8WPUQ/ref=psdc_196575011_t3_B004S494WO