New Sony UWP-D Series of Wireless Microphones Ships

Sony UWP-D wireless microphoneThe Sony UWP-D series wireless microphones have begun shipping. The UWP-D21 wireless microphones are now available, with the UWP-D22 and UWP-D26 expected to ship in December.

The Sony UWP-D series wireless systems offer support for Multi-Interface Shoe (MI shoe) and a new Digital Audio Interface. The UWP-D series enables direct digital audio interface and delivers high sound quality with low noise by skipping the D/A and A/D process in combination with a new SMAD-P5 MI shoe adapter and compatible camcorders including Sony’s PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 XDCAM models, using firmware version 3.0, as well as the α7R IV (ILCE-7RM4) 35mm full-frame camera.

It shares audio information such as RF level meter, audio mute status and low battery alerts for the transmitters and displays them on the viewfinder. Utilizing the SMAD-P5 MI shoe, audio signals are transmitted from the wireless receiver to a connected camera without a cable connection.

The new “NFC SYNC” feature is designed for easy frequency setting. By simply holding the NFC SYNC button on the receiver for a few seconds, it automatically scans for the appropriate frequency and allows this channel to be sent to the transmitter via ‘Near Field Communication’ (NFC).

The new Sony UWP-D series includes the following range of audio components:

  • UWP-D21: URX-P40 portable receiver and UTX-B40 bodypack transmitter (available now)
  • UWP-D22: URX-P40 portable receiver and UTX-M40 handheld wireless microphone (planned to ship in December)
  • UWP-D26: URX-P40 portable receiver, UTX-B40 bodypack transmitter and UTX-P40 plug-on transmitter (planned to ship in December)

The detailed specs for the Sony UWP-D series of wireless microphones are here.