If you’ve just got your Canon G7X Mark II and thought…
“Now then, how do I connect my microphone to my Canon G7X Mark II?”
Then you’re in for some bad news…
To be able to use an external mic on your Canon G7X Mark II, it needs a 3.5mm microphone jack.
Unfortunately, the Canon G7X Mark II does not have a 3.5mm microphone jack.
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Can You Connect An External Mic To Canon G7X Mark II
The Canon G7X Mark II does not have a 3.5mm microphone jack, so you cannot just plug in and connect an external mic.
Since you can’t just connect a microphone to the G7X Mark II you need to be creative if you want to use external audio.
There is a way to use external audio without physically attaching a mic to the G7X Mark II, which we describe later in the post.
Since the Canon G7X Mark II does not have an external mic input, you might want to use an alternative camera that does have a mic input.
Alternative To The Canon G7X Mark II That Has A Mic Input
If you like the G7X Mark II, then the G7X Mark III could be a good option for you as the G7X Mark III does have an external microphone input.
The G7X Mark III was released in 2019, 3 years after the G7X Mark II which was released in 2016.
The Mark III keeps the handy flip-up screen which makes it good for vlogging, but adds an external mic input so that you can use external audio.
However, there are some potential downsides to upgrading to the G7X Mark III.
For example, even though the G7X Mark III is the newer camera, most people agree that the autofocus system on it is actually worse compared to the G7X Mark II.
This is especially the case when it comes to recording faces and if you’re using the camera for vlogs then this will be very important.
Canon did release a firmware update to try and fix this issue. While it did help somewhat, the G7X Mark II still does a better job than the Mark III even after the firmware update to the Mark III.
For this reason, you might want to just stick with the G7X Mark II if the built-in mic is good enough for you (for most people it does the job fine).
What Is The Internal Mic On The Canon G7X Mark II?
Even though you can’t connect an external mic directly to the G7X Mark II, you can still record audio with your Canon G7X Mark II using the built-in microphone.
The Canon G7X Mark II has a built-in microphone which records stereo sound.
How To Use External Audio With G7X Mark II
If you are desperate to use external audio for your Canon G7X Mark II, there is still a way to get this done without attaching a mic to the G7X Mark II.
Since you cannot use an external mic attached to the G7X Mark II, you have to be a bit more creative.
One way to use an external audio device is to just record separately using a microphone that isn’t connected to the G7X Mark II.
You can then synchronize the audio and video in your post-production process.
Basically, you would:
- Record your video with your Canon G7X Mark II.
- Record audio separately with a microphone.
- Join the two audio and video tracks together in your editing software.
The video below shows you one way of doing this with a sony a6000, but the same concept applies to the G7X Mark II.
You should now know that you cannot connect an external microphone to the Canon G7X Mark II as it does not have a 3.5mm microphone jack.