The Saramonic SR-AX107 just showed up today. Build is solid and the finish is on par with what you get from Juicedlink and beachtek. The red faceplate on the Saramonic will do little to improve audio quality, but it’s starting to grow on me.
Setting next to a Beachtek DXA-SLR, you can see that it’s a little on the chunky side. The Saramonic SR-AX107 is about a half inch taller and an inch and a half wider than the DXA-SLR but doesn’t stick out as far forward. On the other hand it’s about half the size of the Tascam DR-60d.
It might be a little easier to visualize the size of the Saramonic SR-AX107 by attaching it to a Canon 6d. I’d say it’s ruffly the size of a battery grip. The best use for the Saramonic SR-AX107 will most likely be mounted to a rig or on a tripod which is the case with most of these camera mount audio adapters.
I haven’t had a chance to play around with the audio yet, but I did manage to pop a battery in and power things up. The screen in backlit and the on board level meters look pretty nice. A few of the switches like S/M (Stereo/Mono) and AGC disable, have on screen displays and there is also a battery indicator.
I should have some audio samples of the Saramonic SR-AX107 up towards the end of the week. So far, it looks like a nice design and it should be interesting to see how this guy sounds.