Sony® consumer camcorders do not have a menu option to allow the built-in microphone to be turned off or disabled. However, if the camcorder has an input jack for connecting an external microphone, there are two possible workarounds for this:
- Connect an external microphone with an ON/OFF switch to the microphone jack. Then, set the switch on the microphone to the OFF position.
- Connect a dummy plug into the microphone jack.
NOTE: Built-in microphones on Sony® camcorders that do not have an external microphone jack cannot be turned off or disabled.