Nikon's second announcement of the day is the ME-1, an ultra-compact unidirectional condenser microphone featuring a hot shoe mount, 3.5mm stereo output connector, low-cut filter, removable windscreen and "noise dampening components designed to minimize noise resulting from AF operation," says a press release. The ME-1 is meant for use with Nikon digital cameras that incorporate a stereo audio input jack, including the D3S, D300S, D7000, D5100 and P7000. The new microphone does not require a battery; instead, it draws power from the connected camera.

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