The Sony UWP-D21 is a dependable camera-mount wireless lavalier microphone system that delivers uncompromising audio quality while still being easy to use and fast to set up with no menu diving. It is made with simplicity in mind for DIY cameramen, videographers, vloggers, and journalists working in the field without a crew. The system is packed with professional features including NFC Sync and Auto-Gain functions, which handle time-consuming frequency setup and mic-level adjustments for you, so you're ready to shoot within seconds.
The UWP-D21 offers digital signal processing for pristine audio and analog UHF transmission with true-diversity reception for reliability, even under difficult shooting conditions. Rugged and lightweight, this system includes a bodypack transmitter with an ECM-V1BMP omnidirectional lavalier mic. It also comes with a low-profile camera-mount receiver designed for enhanced mobility with compact camcorders and smaller DSLR/mirrorless cameras.
Sony shooters can take advantage of the SMAD-P5 digital MI Shoe adapter (available separately), which provides a direct, clean digital audio connection to select cameras equipped with a digital Multi Interface Shoe. With the UWP-D21, you can focus on the other critical elements competing for your attention during a shoot and confidently record crisp, clear speech or dialog for projects ranging from documentaries to wedding videos, YouTube content, corporate spots, and hands-free interviews.
The UWP-D21 is backward-compatible with Sony WL-800 and UWP Series systems.
Professional Features to Speed Up Your Workflow
NFC Automatic Channel-Setting Mode
Press and hold the NFC/Sync button, and the receiver scans for the cleanest RF channel. Simply hold the transmitter next to the receiver; it automatically syncs up and you’re good to go!
Unlike purely digital systems, the UWP-D21 allows you to send a single mic to multiple cameras for broadcast applications. Fast NFC communication makes setup for multiple receivers a breeze.
Auto-Gain Mode to Prevent Mic Distortion
Auto-Gain mode saves you the time and aggravation of setting and managing the input level on the transmitter. It uses a limiter to help prevent distortion, great when the loudness of the presenter’s voice is unknown.
The +15 dB Gain Volume-Boost mode boosts the mic gain by 15 dB to compensate for situations when the mic is not close enough to the presenter’s mouth and the audio level is insufficient.
Sony UWP-D21 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (UC14: 470 to
- For DIY Videographer/Vlogger, Journalist
- Omnidirectional Lav Mic
- Bodypack Transmitter with Auto Gain
- True-Diversity Camera-Mount Receiver
- 2772 Auto-Scan Frequencies with NFC
- Professional Features for Fast Workflow
- Daylight-Readable OLED Display
- Headphone Output
- 6 Hr AA Batteries + USB Power
- Up to 16 Mics on Set / 330' Range
Wireless Transmission Analog UHF Number of RF Channels 2772 Included Transmitters 1 x Bodypack Diversity True Diversity RF Frequency Band 470 to 542 MHz RF Bandwidth 72 MHz Frequency Step Size 25 kHz Max Operating Range 330' / 100.6 m (Typical) Max Systems per Setup 16 Latency 0.35 ms Modulation FM Pilot Tone 32 / 32.382 / 32.768 kHz
Form Factor Camera-Mount Mounting Options Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware) Antenna 2 x 1/4 Wave External, Fixed (Top-Mount) Number of Audio Channels 1 Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Output (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Gain Range -12 to +12 dB (3 dB Steps) Audio Output Level -60 dBV Frequency Response 23 Hz to 18 kHz USB/Lightning Connectivity 1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power) Power Requirements Battery, Bus Power (USB) Battery Type 2 x AA (Not Included) Approx. Battery Life 6 Hours (Alkaline) Display & Indicators 1 x OLED (AF Level, Battery Status, Channel, Frequency, Menu Navigation, Mute, Peak, RF Level) Housing Metal Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C Storage Temperature -4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C Dimensions 2.7 x 3.2 x 0.9" / 68 x 82 x 23.8 mm (without Antennas) Weight 6.2 oz / 175.8 g (with Batteries)
Form Factor Bodypack RF Output Power 5 / 30 mW Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Lockable) Muting Mute Switch Audio Input Level +60 dBV (Mic Level)
+4 dBu (Line Level)
Gain Range 0 to 21 dB (3 dB Steps) Frequency Response 23 Hz to 18 kHz Sync Method NFC Antenna 1 x 1/4 Wave External, Fixed Power Requirements Battery, Bus Power (USB) Battery Type 2 x AA (Not Included) Approx. Battery Life 8 Hours (Alkaline) USB/Lightning Connectivity 1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging) Display & Indicators 1 x OLED (Audio Level, Battery Status, Peak, RF Output Power) Housing Metal Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C Storage Temperature -4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C Dimensions 2.5 x 3.2 x 0.8" / 63 x 82 x 20 mm (without Antennas) Weight 5.3 oz / 149 g (without Batteries)
Form Factor Lavalier Sound Field Mono Capsule Electret Condenser Polar Pattern Omnidirectional Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz Sensitivity -43 dB at 1 kHz Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Lockable) Cable Length 3.9' / 1.19 m Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C Storage Temperature -4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C Length 0.77" / 19.5 mm Diameter 0.27" / 6.8 mm Weight 0.57 oz / 16.2 g
Package Weight 1.73 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 12.5 x 2.8"