Tascam CA‑XLR2d connects XLR microphones to Canon, Nikon & Fujifilm mirrorless cameras

Tascam CA‑XLR2d
(Image credit: Tascam)

Professional audio specialists Tascam are launching a hotshoe accessory for mirrorless cameras that offers videographers XLR microphone sockets. The Tascam CA‑XLR2d will be available for Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm mirrorless models later this year.

The device will allow serious videomakers to use professional microphones which typically have an XLR type connector and plug it directly into the Tascam adaptor. "Currently, when you need high-quality XLR microphones to capture professional audio, a digital audio recorder is required to capture audio separately from the camera," explains the development announcement. "However, extra time is needed to synchronize your audio and video manually when editing". The Tascam CA‑XLR2d will allow audio directly recorded into the camera along with the video - just as if using the camera's built-in microphone, or accessory microphones with 3.5mm jack sockets.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.