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 a microphone with an ON/OFF switch to the microphone jack on the camcorder. Then, set the switch on the external microphone to the OFF position. This will disable the built-in microphone on the camcorder.
- Connect a dummy stereo minipin plug into the microphone jack on the camcorder.
NOTE: Built-in microphones on Sony camcorders that do not have an external microphone jack cannot be turned off or disabled.