Not to be outdone by the recently released and well received Australian made Rode Wireless PRO with 32-bit float on-board recording, DJI have just updated their semi-revolutionary DJI Mic.

When the original DJI Mic was released nearly two years ago, it gave videographers and hybrid shooters a reasonably priced and super-convenient way to easily wirelessly mic up two people at the same time without having to use a full lavaliere mic setup. You could just record straight to the small boxy mics, or add a lavaliere or two, or even put a mic on a stick handle set up for 'run and gun' vox pop type interviews.

Soon after its release, it became a favourite go-to mic set up for influencers, YouTubers and lower budget videographers. It's great success launched many copycat products which ranged from good quality to subpar.

So even with all it's success, it wasn't all roses. While the mic pack, with its brilliant all-in-one setup and integrated charging case may have the perfect small form factor, there were some well documented sound issues with the lavaliere set up. These issues made some videographers and hybrid shooters shy away or stick to more traditional ways to mic people up. No doubt, DJI will now have addressed these issues and added a bunch of other upgrades.

The upgrades and highlights
• Available in white or transparent black cases.
• 18 hour battery (each transmitter and reciever has 6 hours operating time.
• Up to 14 hours of 32-bit float internal recording (8GB internal storage)
• 250 meter wireless transmission range.
• Intelligent noise cancelling which reduces environmental noise.
• Larger onboard mic inlet port for better audio reception.
• New thumbwheel for easier control.
• Bluetooth sound connectivity (so you don't need the receiver)

The DJI Mic 2 (2 TX + 1 RX + Charging Case) is available for purchase at AU$529 with deliveries expected on 29 Jan 2024.

Unlike the Rode Wireless Pro, (RRP AU $588) the standard package doesn't come with lavalieres – though most people seem to only use the mic transmitters by themselves. 

You can read more about it on the DJI website. 

DJI Website