Panasonic G3 audio in loud club settings?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Promit, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I recently discovered, much to my dismay, that my PM1 cannot handle high volume club environments. The audio track is essentially wrecked. I've used my G2 before in such settings without difficulty, and my anecdotal experience has been that stereo microphones struggle much more in these settings. Of course, the best solution is to buy an external mic.

    The trouble: I'm considering buying a G3, which does not have an external mic jack and does have a built-in stereo mic. So I'm wondering, how well does this mic handle itself when it's in a club with a monitor pretty much pointed at it?