When comparing Canon WM-V1 vs Saramonic SR-WM4C, the Slant community recommends Saramonic SR-WM4C for most people. In the question“What are the best bluetooth microphones (excluding headsets) for mobile devices?” Saramonic SR-WM4C is ranked 8th while Canon WM-V1 is ranked 9th.
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Pro 150 feet or 45 meter wireless range
Double the range of the Sony WCMAW4.
Pro 5 hours battery life
Pro Range around 200 feet or 60 meters
Best range for the money.
Pro No radio license required to use
This product operates on the 203-216 MHz frequencies.
Con Appears to be discontinued
On Amazon the product Canon WM-V1 is no longer available and says "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. " The product is not searchable on Amazon but can be found via a 3rd party search engine. It is suspected that this product is discontinued. It is unknown whether a new version of the product is set to replace this product.
Con Must use a 3.5 mm jack to connect receiver to your mobile device
Con Can't use external microphones
The transceiver has no input jack for an external microphone including such as lavalier mics. This means that the onboard mic is the only option and that handling noise may be a problem.
Con More distance beyond recommended range introduces more noise
Noise becomes an issue the further the transceiver gets from the receiver past the recommended range or with obstructions and radio interference.
Con Quality and durability issues
22% of customers rated it 1 star due to quality/durability issues.
Con Only 4 radio frequencies to choose from
This means if you are in a radio congested area, you may not get a clean signal. Other radio users and their audio sources may cut into your recording/live broadcasting etc. Only 4 channels might mean you can't operate.