The Samson Concert 88 Camera-Mount Wireless Supercardioid Handheld Microphone System is a simple-to-use, cost-effective audio solution designed to provide vloggers, videographers, and mobile journalists with reliable, quality-sounding speech and dialog for applications ranging from wedding and YouTube videos to reportage, event coverage, and interview work.

This system features a CH88 handheld transmitter with a Q8 dynamic mic capsule with a supercardioid polar pattern, great for limiting unwanted background sound in noisy interview situations. It also comes with the CR88V camera-mount receiver, which connects to your DSLR/mirrorless camera or recording device via either the included locking 3.5mm or XLR output cables. An independent headphone output allows you to monitor your mic in real time.

Both components feature simplified operation to save you time in the field. Simply select a clean channel from 16 UHF frequencies available on the receiver and sync the transmitter via the IR interface at the press of a button. The lightweight handheld transmitter runs on two AA batteries for up to 8 hours, while the receiver runs on a removable, rechargeable battery for up to 12 hours. A USB external battery charger and two rechargeable batteries are provided so you can keep working without interruption.

Key Features

  • CH88 handheld transmitter with Q8 dynamic supercardioid microphone capsule 
  • 16 selectable frequencies allow you to find a clean channel at your location
  • Two diversity antennas for consistent reception of signal transmission at a range up to 300'
  • IR function lets you effortlessly sync the transmitter to the receiver's frequency
  • Up to 8 compatible wireless mics may be used on set at once
  • Input gain control adjusts the transmitter's input sensitivity 
  • Microphone can be muted via the power/mute switch on the transmitter
  • Receiver's output-level control adjustable for camera/recorder
  • Receiver features an independent 3.5mm headphone monitor output with level control
  • Tone-key and auto-mute ensures clear, interruption-free performance by allowing only the transmitter’s audio to pass through the receiver, and muting the output if there is any interference
  • Receiver can be mounted on your camera using the built-in shoemount adapter or clipped to your strap
  • Transmitter runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 8 hours of shooting time
  • Receiver operates on a replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 12 hours
  • Includes two rechargeable batteries
  • A battery level indicator lets you know when it's time to swap the rechargeable battery
  • Receiver's output cables include a 3.5mm-to-3.5mm and a 3.5mm-to-XLR-M audio cable
  • For hands-free interviews, you can add an LM10 omnidirectional lavalier microphone and CB88 bodypack transmitter to your system

Samson Concert 88 Camera-Mount Wireless Supercardioid Handheld Microphone System

  • Specs

    Samson Camera (Handheld) Specs
    Wireless Transmission    Analog UHF 
    Number of RF Channels    16
    Included Transmitters    1 x Handheld
    Diversity    Antenna Diversity
    RF Frequency Band    D: 542 to 566 MHz
    Max Operating Range    300' / 91.4 m (Line of Sight)
    Max Systems per Setup    8
    Dynamic Range    >100 dBA
    Pilot Tone    32.768 kHz
    Form Factor    Camera-Mount
    Mounting Options    Belt Clip, Shoe-Mount
    Antenna    2 x  External, Fixed
    Number of Audio Channels    1
    Audio I/O    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Output (Lockable)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Headphone Output
    Audio Output Level    +9 dBu
    Frequency Response    50 Hz to 15 kHz
    Impedance    1/8" Input:
    1 kOhms (Unbalanced) 
    Power Requirements    Battery
    Battery Type    1 x Rechargeable (Included, Replaceable)
    Approx. Battery Life    12 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
    Display & Indicators    1 x LED (Channel)
    Operating Temperature    14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C (Recommended)
    Dimensions    2.6 x 4.3 x 0.9" / 65.0 x 110.0 x 22.0 mm
    Weight    3.2 oz / 92.0 g
    Form Factor    Handheld
    RF Output Power    10 mW
    Audio I/O    None
    Muting    Off/On Switch
    Gain Range     28 dB
    Sync Method    IR
    Antenna    1 x  Internal (Handheld)
    Power Requirements    Battery
    Battery Type    2 x AA (Not Included)
    Approx. Battery Life    8 Hours (Alkaline) 
    Display & Indicators    1 x LED (Battery Status, Mute)
    Dimensions    2.1 x 10.2" / 54.0 x 260.0 mm
    Weight    7.7 oz / 218.0 g
    Form Factor    Handheld Capsule
    Sound Field    Mono
    Transducer    Dynamic
    Polar Pattern    Supercardioid
    Diameter    2.13" / 54 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight    2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)    12.6 x 7.5 x 3.4"