Top 9 Best Cameras with External Mic Input 2018

One of the most frustrating things consumers deal with when purchasing a new camera is finding a great camera with mic inputs. We like to have options with our camera, especially having the option of creating amazing audio through the use of external microphones. You should know that there are a few different categories of cameras that have microphone inputs, such as the option of getting a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, DSLRs, just to name a few options.

By reading on, you will see our top picks for the best cameras with external mic jack on the market today from some of the leading brands in the industry. You will also find a comparison table to offer valuable buying advice below our picks.

Best Digital SLRs with Mic Inputs

CamerasMic InputFlip ScreenMPSensorWeight
Canon EOS Rebel T6iYesYes24.2APS-C
(22.3mm x 14.9mm)
776 g
Nikon D5300YesYes24.2APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
480 g
Canon EOS Rebel SL1YesNo18APS-C
(22.3mm x 14.9mm)
407 g
Nikon D7200YesNo24.2APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
1,256 g
Canon EOS M3YesYes24.2APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
407 g
Sony Alpha a6300YesNo24.2APS-C
(22.3mm x 14.9mm)
366 g
Panasonic Lumix G7YesYes164/3
(17.3mm x 13.0mm)
410 g
YI 4K+ Action CameraYesNo12.31/2.3 inch95 g
GoPro HERO5 BlackYesNo12CMOS (1/2.3 inch)150 g

1. Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Megapixels: 24.2MP

Sensor Size: 22.3mm x 14.9mm

Weight: 776g

Pros:The highest resolution camera yet for the Canon APS-C; decent high ISO performance in its class; much improved dynamic range than the T5; speedy autofocus; touchscreen swivel/tilt; built-in Wi-Fi with NFC).

Cons: Less than stellar battery life; with regards to RAW files, it has a shallow buffer depth; Lacks 60p frame rate for videos; Lacks Servo AF in Live View.

In the midrange area, the Cannon T6i that offers a lot of the same power of higher end cameras without breaking the bank. It also comes a lot smaller than its pricier competition. The autofocus system in this model is easily the best any other Rebel camera. It kept the same ISO performance but offers the latest DIGIC 6 processor and 24.2MPs. With its flip out touchscreen, you can point at what you want to focus on. This camera is excellent for doing interviews or for catching fast-moving objects. You can capture DVD quality HD videos (at 30 FPS) or 720p mode at a faster rate (60 FPS). Thanks to its Wi-Fi feature, you can easily share photos and even use your smartphone. If you want a budget friendly DSLR that captures excellent photos and videos, this is the perfect camera for you.

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