Best Shotgun Mic: Perfect For All Kinds Of Recordings

The best shotgun mic is one of the most used and versatile tools in the world of sound recording. It’s a staple for any videographer or broadcast journalist, but it can also be very useful for filmmakers and podcasters who need to record dialogue from a distance.

Shotgun microphones are directional, meaning they pick up sounds that come from specific directions while diminishing background noise in other areas. This makes them perfect for shooting indoors when you only want the voice of your interviewee and not all the noises in their environment (like air conditioning units running).  

But don’t think this means they’re only good in controlled studio environments! Shotgun mics work great outside too! You just have to know how to use them properly so that you get clear recordings with no wind interference from the air. In this article, we’re going to review some of the best shotgun mics on the market today. 

Bestseller No. 1
Comica DSLR Shotgun Microphone,Traxshot External Video Mic,Camcorder External Microphone for Sony Gopro 8 Nikon,Super-Cardioid Stereo Bidirectional Mic with 3.5mm TRRS/TRS for Android,Samsung,Huawei
  • 【UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY】 Comica Traxshot All-in-one shotgun microphone come with two 3.5mm Audio Cables (TRS-TRS/TRS-TRRS), universal for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic DSLR Cameras, iPhone Samsung android Smartphones. Plug and play, simple operation.
  • 【MULTI-MODES SWITCHING】 Comica Traxshot smartphone video microphone has four modes: Mono, Two-level Stereo(30°/90° stereo), Bi-directional Pattern. IPS display design, you can choose the corresponding mode according to different scene requirements. Professional iphone microphone is perfect for Youtube/ Interview/ Podcast/ Vlogs/ Facebook/ TikTok/ Voice & Video Recording etc.
  • 【AIR-FLOAT SHOCK-ABSORPTION& SUPER-SHIELD】 Innovative Air-float Shock-absorption design can achieve all-round shock absorption. Comica Traxshot camera microphone is made of full metal material, with excellent shielding, stable and durable.The internal windproof design is adopted to effectively reduce the basic wind noise.
  • 【USB-C CHARGING&FIRMWARE UPDATE PORT】 With the built-in rechargeable lithium battery. Only need to charge for about 3 hours, the standby time of the mini stereo microphone is up to 20 hours. The upgrade file can be transmitted via USB-C interface, convenient to upgrade.
  • 【MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MIC】 Equipped with 3.5mm headphone monitor hole, you can test whether it is working normally during recording. The lightweight camera microphone has a low-cut filter and a stepless gain control mode. You can choose the low-cut mode when you are in the noisy environment and adjust the volume according to your recording needs.
Bestseller No. 2
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro Super-Cardioid Directional Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Shockmount, Windshield and Cold Shoe Adapter for DSLRs, Camcorders, Smartphones, Tablets, Handy Recorder
  • 🌿 |The World's Only Microphone with a Stepless Gain Knob|: The V-Mic D3 Pro features a +20dB step-less analog gain adjustment dial. On each side of the dial the V-Mic D3 Pro features a bump guard that helps prevent the dial from being accidentally rotated. The +20dB of gain is added on a linear scale so you can dial in the exact amount of gain you need for the shot
  • 🌿 |Broadcast Quality Sound|: Superior off-axis sound performance. Low noise circuitry, Extremely Low Distortion THD (<0.1%), High-grade SNR (max. 84dB @-24dB sensitivity), 14mm Prepolarized Condensor Capsule
  • 🌿 |Smart 3.5mm TRS/TRRS Mic Output|: Out-of-the-box the V-Mic D3 is compatible with DSLRs, Camcorders, Smartphones, Handy Recorders, Laptop, Bodypack Transmitters and Tablets. This means no more adapter cables. The Smart TRRS cable we include with the microphone is all you'll ever need. Please Note that late model iOS devices require Apple's Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter(NOT Included)
  • 🌿 |75/150Hz Low Cut Filters|: Instead of a switch that is sunken into the frame that's hard to toggle, the D3 Pro does it all with a single button on top of the unit. With two levels of low cut the V-Mic D3 Pro is ready for even the windiest day
  • 🌿 |Intelligent Power On/Off|: Deity V-Mic D3 features a one button on/off switch. When turned on the microphone is ready in Stand-By-Mode and automatically goes into Run-Mode when the camera or device turns on. This also allows you to save battery on your microphone when you turn your camera off
Bestseller No. 3
Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone with Shock Mount, Deadcat Windscreen, Case for iPhone, Android Smartphones, Canon EOS, Nikon DSLR Cameras and Camcorders - Perfect Camera Microphone, Shotgun Mic
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: For iPhone, Androids, Cameras, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, Tablets, and Laptops. Use as iPhone microphone or DSLR microphone
  • PROFESSIONAL MOVO MIC: The durable aluminum construction and battery free design includes a sturdy integrated shock mount to minimize handling noise
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: We’ve got your back! Our products are designed to ease your technical woes, not add to them. Our friendly support team is here to help
  • CREATE: Essential shotgun microphone for filming YouTube Vlogs, interviews, family vacation trips, live music, outdoor events, tutorials. Great gift!
  • INCLUDES: Furry "Deadcat" Windscreen, Soft Case, 3.5mm TRS Output Cable (For DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Recorders), 3.5mm TRRS Output Cable (For Smartphones, Tablets, and Mac)
SaleBestseller No. 4
Camera Microphone, Venidice VM-M03 External Cardioid Vlogging Shotgun Mic for Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Android Smartphone, Shock Mount with 360 Degree Rotation
  • ❶360 Degree Rotation Shock Mount: How do you think this shock mount? Venidice design this product to keep you from worries, You can turn the dslr shotgun mic from front to back without unscrew it from your device. Don’t you think it greatly improve the convenience!
  • ❷Minimize Unnecessary Wind Noise: this is what an external camera microphone at least should do, Through professional noise reduction technology, attain a crystal clear high-definition sounds even in a noisy environment, we suggest you utilize it with the windshield.
  • ❸Super Cardioid Shotgun Microphone: What is Cardioid? Compare to omnidirectional, cardioid microphone will only pick up sounds from the front of the mic head, it can effectively reduce noises from surround environment.
  • ❹Professional Video Microphone: VM-M03 as BY-MM1 has a 1/4 inch cold shoe mount in the bottom, compatible with DSLR and Mirrorless camera or camcorder (Sony, Canon Nikon), Smartphone (Android or IOS iPhone), works well in studio vlogging, speech, conference, podcasting, filmmaking, interview, Youtube video, tutorials.
  • ❺1-YEAR Product and Service Guarantee. Note: it is made by metal,not plasticote: it is made by metal,not plastic
Bestseller No. 5
BY-MM1 Video Microphone, Universal Youtube Vlogging Facebook Livestream Recording Shotgun Mic for iPhone/Andoid Smartphones, Canon EOS/Nikon DSLR Cameras and Camcorders
  • Universal Compatiblity - BY-MM1 Microphone can Works with DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, iPhone and Android Smartphones, Tablets, & Laptops
  • Durable Aluminum Construction, Battery Free Design; Compact and Lightweight Directional Mic, Perfect Mini Mobile Microphone
  • Includes Microphone, Furry "Deadcat" Windscreen, Soft Case, 3.5mm TRS Output Cable (For DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Recorders), 3.5mm TRRS Output Cable (For Smartphones, Tablets, and Mac)
  • Frequency Response:35-18KHz +/-3dB; Sensitivity:-42dB +/- 1dB / 0dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz; Signal to Noise Ratio: 76dB SPL
  • WARRANTY: 12 months product warranty and post-sales service, if you are not satified with our product, please contact us cocogear@foxmail.com directly
Bestseller No. 6
Neewer 14 inches Uni-Directional Shotgun Mono PRO Condenser Microphone with Furry Windscreen Muff for Canon Nikon Sony Camcorder, DSLR Cameras
  • Cardioid voice pick-up pattern of Microphone: Isolates main sound source and minimizes background noise, highlights the best vocal performance with smooth frequency response range
  • Stereo and mini Jack Adaptor:Convenient for media interviews,business conferences, speech, stage, film and television; Facilitates shotgun interviews and video makings
  • Wide Compatibility: Suitable for all camcorder and DSLR camera with 3.5mm /6.35mm microphone input socket and hotshoe (For Sony/Minolta cameras, please apply with hotshoe adapter)
  • Anti-wind Foam Cap and Stable Stand: eliminates noise and prevents the recording from the effects of vibration; XLR Cable with 8 meters in length satisfies various voice pickup demands
  • Artificial Fur Wind Cover: Minimizes wind noise and other noise interference
Bestseller No. 7
BOYA MM1 Shotgun Video Microphone, Universal Compact On-Camera Mini Recording Mic, Directional Condenser for DSLR, Camcorder, iPhone, Android Smartphones, Mac, Tablet
  • 【WIDE ADAPTABILITY】: With both TRS cable and TRRS output cable included, it compatible with iPhone, Android smartphones, cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, PCs, and other audio/video recording devices.
  • 【STRONG】: With rugged metal construction, this microphone can last a long time, better than the cheap plastic competitors.
  • 【ANTI-SHOCK】: The included ANTI-SHOCK mount can effectively reduce unwanted vibration, cable and handling noise; thus can give your video a professional sound and can potentially reduce you post-production audio editing work.
  • 【PLUG & PLAY】: Since there is no battery required in this microphone, you can just plug and play; no need to worry the battery status and complex hookup and paring process.
  • 【BUY WITHOUT WORRY】: Your purchase will be covered by 1 year Manufacture warranty.
Bestseller No. 8
Professional Dual Mics Small Mini Lavalier Lapel Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone Compatible with iPhone Android DSLR Camera PC Clip On Interview Video Voice Noise Cancelling Mic Vlogger (LM-06D)
  • ✔ PROFESSIONAL AUFGELD TRRS DUAL LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR FLAWLESS RECORDINGS: AUFGELD Dual Lavalier Microphones with Dual Mic Adapter is perfect set for Interview Podcasts Live Facebook | Podcasts | Youtube | Video Conferences | Dictations | Interviews | Studios | Perfect for Large Rooms or even Outside!
  • ✔ EXTRA-LONG LENGTH CORD! FREE extras included! AUFGELD Extension Cord for Lavalier Lapel Microphone includes FREE zipper carrying bag and an extra long 16.4 ft (5 meter) cord! with TRRS 3.5 mm Jack longer than almost all comparable microphones. Use for Youtube Podcasting, Bloggers Vloggers Podcasts, GarageBand ,Interviews and more.
  • ✔ COMPATIBLE WITH IPHONES AND MORE! Specifically designed for iPhone 5 6 7 X, iPad, iPod Touch, Sony, LG, Blackberry & Windows Smartphones and other Android devices. MICROPHONE COMES WITH AN ADAPTER; with the 4 Pin to 3 Pin adapter, the mic will work on pc or laptop. NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ZTE, GOOGLE PIXEL, MOTOROLA DROID TURBO, NEXUS 5,SAMSUNG GALAXY J7 and some special phones or devices.
  • ★ FOR AUFGELD LAV MIC EXTENSION CABLE PLEASE SEARCH "LMAEC" ON AMAZON. ★ IF YOU WANT TO CONNECT YOUR LAVALIER MIC AND HEADPHONES (3 PIN / 2 BLACK LINES ON PLUG) AT THE SAME TIME with your cellphone, ipad or laptop, please search "AUFGELD YP4P" on amazon for splitter adapter cable. iPhone 7 / 7Plus / 8 / 8Plus / X / XS / XR users, you need to use lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter which is NOT INCLUDED. We recommend you to use original apple's lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter.
  • ✔ SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ­ We're 100% committed to providing you with a top-notch customer experience. If there's anything that didn't go right with your order or if you are not absolutely happy, for any reason, with your experience recording on our lavalier microphones, simply send it back for a full refund. No questions asked! Or if you have any questions please write to us (you can find us by clicking Seller Details AUFGELD)and we will help you immediately with anything you need!
Bestseller No. 9
Comica CVM-VM10II Camera Microphone Cardioid Directional Condenser Shotgun Video Microphone for Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus DSLR Cameras, Smartphones etc.(with Wind Muff)(Black)
  • 【Universal Compatibility】: Comica CVM-VM10II DSLR mic comes with a 3.5mm TRRS Smartphone Audio Cable and TRS Camera Audio Cable, supports most of the Cameras, Camcorders, iPhone and Android Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, and more devices that come with a 3.5mm mic audio input jack.
  • 【Super Anti-Interference】: Built-in 100% aluminum material, the CVM-VM10II on-camera microphone can strengthen the anti-interference function to reduce the noise from vibrations. The 1/4 external port design can help you mount the microphone to your camera easily.
  • 【Cardioid Polar Pattern】: The CVM-VM10II phone microphone is giving excellent off-axis rejection for desired sounds, which can effectively reduce the noise of the surrounding environment to be picked up.
  • 【Professional Shock-absorption Stand】: CVM-VM10 external microphone is designed with a professional shock-absorption stand that can effectively reduce vibration noise. Which can primely prevent the noise of the jitter during video shooting and provides your video with a more excellent voice.
  • 【What’s in the box】: 1* CVM-VM10II Microphone 1* Carrying case 1* Windscreen 1* Windmuff 1*3.5mm(TRRS) Smartphone Audio Cable 1*3.5mm(TRS)Camera Audio Cable 1*English User's Manual. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Bestseller No. 10
Moukey Camera Microphone, Video Microphone with Shock Absorber, Mic Windshield, Foam Cover, 3.5mm Conversion Cable and Storage Bag, External Shotgun Microphone for Vlogging Camera/Smartphone
  • 🎅【Universal Compatibility】 Fit most of the DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, iPhone and Android Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops. (Note : All compatible devices should have a 3.5mm microphone jack. Iphone 7 and above versions need to use original 3.5mm-lightning adapter. Canon EOS series, T5i, T6 and T7 that without mic jack are not suitable.)
  • 🎅【High-quality Recording】Built-in high-class cardioid condenser capsule, achieves supreme audio recording when used with various DSLR cameras.And Equipped with two high-quality transmission cables to restore the truest sound.
  • 🎅【Less Background Noise】Unidirectional microphone, primarily sensitive to sounds in front of the camera and can reduce in background noise, suitable for interviews, vlogging, recording YouTube, Tik Tok, family vacation trips, live music, outdoor events, tutorials, ect.
  • 🎅【Highly Anti-interference】Aluminum-made body, protecting the sound recording quality from the interference by a high level of radio frequency.And this compact video microphone allows you to carry it wherever you want without burden.
  • 🎅【Professional Accessories】Features a shock-absorption shock mount, effective at minimizing unwanted vibrational, handling noise.And more professional accessories-Mic Windscreen, Foam Cover, Soft Carrying Bag, 3.5mm TRS Output Cable (For DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Recorders), 3.5mm TRRS Output Cable (For Smartphones, Tablets, and Mac).
Bestseller No. 11
Movo SMM1 Camera Shoe Shockmount for Shotgun Microphones 19-25mm in Diameter (Including Rode NTG-1, NTG-2, Sennheiser MKE-600)
  • Four-Point Silicone Suspension
  • Fits Mics Measuring 19-25mm in Diameter
  • Attaches to cameras via hot shoe, tripod (via 1/4" thread) & boompoles with an optional 3/8" female to 1/4" male thread adapter
  • Includes spare rubber bands
SaleBestseller No. 12
RØDE VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone
  • High quality directional microphone
  • No battery required
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting
  • Ultra light mic at only 73g
  • Rugged reinforced ABS construction
SaleBestseller No. 13
InnoGear Microphone Stand Set with Shock Mount, Mic Clip Holder, Pop Filter, Screw Adapter, Table Mounting Clamp, Five Cable Ties, Professional Recording Equipment
  • Shock Mount: Please noted the shock mount is not fit for Blue Yeti.It is made of high-quality material and can protect the microphone all-around with high rubber rope design which makes the microphone more convenient to install and prevent it from falling. The shock mount has a hole diameter of 52mm, which is slightly larger than others.
  • Heavy-duty Structure Mic Stand: The extra strong spring prevents the microphone from accidental dropping, noise generation and shaking. It has a table mounting clamp and protective layers of sponge. An adjustable positioning screw can easily clip to any desktop with a thickness of 2".
  • Double Screen Pop Filters: The first screen blocks air blasts as any pop filter normally would. The gap in between then disperses any remaining air pressure, so by the time it passes the second screen, the blast is easily contained.
  • Especially Design: The cable ties which adopt the self-locking fastener design, strong durable powerful lock, easy handling and prevent snagging in tight.
  • All-in-One Combo: Package includes all the items you need for studio recording and live sound, a microphone stand, a zinc alloy table mounting clamp, a 3/8" to 5/8" metal screw adapter to make it perfect for blue yeti and other microphones, a pop filter, a shock mount and five cable ties, easy to assemble and carry.
Bestseller No. 14
Movo Photo VXR100 Professional 11" Supercardioid Condensor Shotgun Video Microphone Kit for DSLR Cameras and Camcorders
  • Broadcast Quality Condenser Microphone
  • Supercardioid polar pattern maxes pickup directly in front
  • Low Noise Circuitry
  • Two-step High Pass Filter
  • Powered by 48V Phantom or AA Battery
Bestseller No. 15
Camera Microphone,Tikysky Video Microphone for Dslr Interview Videomic Shotgun Microphones for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Fuji
  • Standard 3.5mm stereo plug and standard universal connector to cameras. Designed to fit DSLR cameras, DV camcorders, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, etc.(Except for Canon T5 T6 T7, these cameras don't have 3.5mm plug.)
  • The Veksun camera microphone is a high-quality shotgun condenser microphone designed to capture clear, precise audio while reducing background noise.
  • Ultra-high sensitivity, large pickup range,professional interview microphone, high-performance super-cardioid pickup, and high-definition sound resolution.
  • Long standby time, the video mic is used energy-saving and environmentally friendly AAA alkaline batteries, offering long working time and includes a low power indication function.
  • Great for interviews, sporting events, ambient audio, music, Facebook Live broadcasts, YouTube, photography, interview and other professional fields.
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RØDE VideoMic Me-L Directional Microphone for Apple devices
  • High-quality microphone for iOS mobile devices
  • 3.5 mm headphone output for audio monitoring and playback
  • Works seamlessly with the RØDE Reporter App, Camera, and other recording apps
  • Includes furry winshield
  • 2-year warranty
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Sennheiser Professional MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone with XLR-3 to 3.5mm Connector for Video Camera/Camcorder, 505453
  • Pronounced directivity
  • Maximal rejection of side noise
  • Switchable "Low Cut" filter minimizes wind noise
  • Phantom or battery powering
  • Supplied with foam windshield and shock mount
Bestseller No. 18
Smartphone Camera Video Microphone Kit, K&F Concept 3.5MM Directional Mic with Tripod Stand Furry Windshield Compatible with Smartphone Laptop DSLR Camera Camcorder for Youtube Interview Recording
  • 📷🎁【Wide Compatibility with 3.5mm Jack】: This camera microphone can work on any device with 3.5mm mic port through our 3.5mm TRS and TRRS output cables, including smartphone, camera, computer, camcorder and recorders. It can fit your different recording requirements with only one microphone, suitable for vlogging recording streaming. (Attention: iPhones and Huawei phones require original 3.5mm-lightning/Type-C adapters, which are not included.)
  • 📷🎁【Quality Anti-Noise Condenser Mic】: The built-in condenser mic has alloy tube for sound collecting, 270° professional cardioid polar pattern helps to accurately identify and record sounds within 4 meters,and its surface is treated with anodizing, effectively shielding electromagnetic interference. Furry windshield with shock mount on this mic helps reduce surrounding noise and greatly improve the sound quality.
  • 📷🎁【Compact Microphone with Stand】: On-camera microphone with mini extendable tripod, lightweight and convenient to take outside. It has no battery and needn't charge, can be freely used in any place with plugging in your cameras and phones.
  • 📷🎁【360° Rotatable Phone Clip & Hot Shoe】: The phone clip on the video mic is suitable for 2.2-3.6 inch width smartphones including iPhone and Android phones, and can be freely adjusted to any angle you want. Silicone pad in the bottom of phone clip protects your phone from scratching and slipping out. The hot shoe mount is compatible with camera and selfie ring light, makes it widely useful.
  • 📷🎁【Warranty and Support】: We provide one-year warranty and 24-hour customer service about our shotgun video mic, and we are willing to receive opinions from customers. If you have any question or problem about products, please contact us for help.
Bestseller No. 19
IUKUS PC Microphone with Mic Stand, Professional 3.5mm Jack Recording Condenser Microphone Compatible with PC, Laptop, iP@d, iPh0ne, Mac-Recorder YouTube Skype Gaming (3.5mm Jack)
  • [Premium PC Microphone]: The iUKUS PC Microphone is can be used for radio broadcasting studio, voice-over, podcast, recording, gaming, chatting over MSN, Skype, Conference. Supports PC, Laptop, iPh0ne, iP@d, Smartphone devices. Note: When you use this microphone with phone, tablet, please connect the mic cable to the audio splitter cable which we attached then connect the splitter jack to your phone, tablet.
  • [High Quality Recording Microphone]: Frequency response 50Hz-16kHz mic provides you a clear and high-fidelity vocal, without noise to disturb you which enables you feel free to sing, game, talk etc. But don’t placing microphone too close to the wall and power source.
  • [3.5mm Jack PC Microphone]: The condenser microphone with 3.5mm plug, easy to use, just plug and play. It fits for all kinds of PC with 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Plug, compatible with a wide verity of software.
  • [180-Degree Adjustable Mic Stand]: The pc 3.5mm microphone equipped with180°Adjustable Stand and Microphone and Headphone Splitter Adapter. You can set suitable angles as you need with this MIC Stand.
  • [Warranty & Service]: You will get 12 months warranty and our friendly service.
Bestseller No. 20
Camera Microphone Comica CVM-V30 PRO Shotgun Video Microphone with 3.5mm Interface,Interview VideoMic for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Fuji Olympus DSLR Camcorder for Youtube Vlogging Facebook(RED)
  • COMPATIBILITY: Universal for all D/SLR cameras with 3.5mm mic jack. Video Microphone for filming YouTube Vlogs, interviews, family vacation trips, live music, outdoor events, tutorials. Powered by 2*AAA battery. (Batteries are not included)
  • PROFESSIONAL MIC: The CVM-V30PRO Lightweight microphone comes with a low-cut filter function and 10dB Sensitivity Adjustment. You can choose the low-cut mode when you are in the noisy environment and you can adjust the sensitivity from -38dB to -28dB as per your need.
  • UNIQUE SHOCK MOUNT DESIGN: Features a shock-absorption shock mount, effective at minimizing unwanted vibrational, handling noise.
  • SUPER-CARDIOID MICROPHONE: CVM-V30 PRO shotgun microphone is giving excellent off-axis rejection for desired sounds, which can effectively reduce the noise of the surrounding environment to be picked up.
  • 【What’s in the box】1* CVM-V30 PRO Microphone 1* Windscreen 1*Card 1* English User's Manual.

Best Shotgun Mic Reviews 2021

RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone

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RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone - Assorted Colors
  • Compact size and lightweight - only 80 mm (3’) long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • All-metal microphone body
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount included
  • Deluxe furry windshield included
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

The RØDE VideoMicro is a fantastic little microphone for recording high-quality audio on camera. Affordable and compact, it’s an ideal companion for any camera that records internally to SD card or CF. Armed with the ability to handle up to 144dB of sound pressure level (SPL), shock mounted capsule, and one of the flattest frequency response curves in its class, the VideoMicro rivals even higher priced competition while delivering pristine broadcast quality recordings at an unprecedented value.

It can capture dialogue from across a room and records perfectly clear sound whilst only picking up minimal background noise. It comes with both direct connection (powering via 1 x AA battery) and cable powered options which make it easy to use anywhere – indoors or out.

Everything you need to attach and use the VideoMicro is included thanks to a standard thread screw mounting system and reinforced camera shoe mount. This includes a range of accessories to give you the perfect setup for any recording scenario – even those that require connecting to another external microphone or audio device via 3.5mm TRS (standard headphone jack) connection.

As the RØDE VideoMicro is extremely lightweight and compact, it can be mounted on a standard hot-shoe mount for cameras and video cameras. It also comes with a microphone stand mount adapter that enables it to be used with any of RØDE’s wide range of boompoles, allowing you to capture the best possible audio when on the move.

RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone will give you crystal clear audio without taking up too much room in your bag. It’s a cost effective solution to carrying around long cables or expensive wireless mics when all you need is for your subject to be close enough that they can hear the interviewee easily. With it’s small size, this mic will seamlessly blend into any set with professional sound quality that leaves little room for complaint.

Don’t let its petite stature fool you though! The RØDE VideoMic has an impressive 16-bit resolution and takes care of any unwanted noise so there are never problems picking up every word amid background noises. If proximity isn’t an issue, it has a 20Hz-20kHz frequency response to ensure your dialogue is captured with no loss in accuracy.

Lastly, this is also the perfect mic for filmmakers who want to capture ambient sounds on set or outside during actual filming. It can be easily mounted onto your DSLR camera where it will pick up every footstep and every bird tweet. And as an added bonus, this mic comes with a furry windshield to keep that pesky wind from ruining your recorded dialogue.

Pros:

– Affordable

– Compact design that can be mounted easily

– Stable, flat frequency response curve

– Records dialogue clearly with minimal background noise

– Ideal for filmmakers who want to capture ambient sounds on set or outside during filming

Cons:

– None

Camera Microphone,Tikysky Video Microphone

Camera Microphone,Tikysky Video Microphone for Dslr Interview Videomic Shotgun Microphones for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Fuji
  • Standard 3.5mm stereo plug and standard universal connector to cameras. Designed to fit DSLR cameras, DV camcorders, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, etc.(Except for Canon T5 T6 T7, these cameras don't have 3.5mm plug.)
  • The Veksun camera microphone is a high-quality shotgun condenser microphone designed to capture clear, precise audio while reducing background noise.
  • Ultra-high sensitivity, large pickup range,professional interview microphone, high-performance super-cardioid pickup, and high-definition sound resolution.
  • Long standby time, the video mic is used energy-saving and environmentally friendly AAA alkaline batteries, offering long working time and includes a low power indication function.
  • Great for interviews, sporting events, ambient audio, music, Facebook Live broadcasts, YouTube, photography, interview and other professional fields.

The Tikysky Video Microphone is one of the best innovations in recent years. It’s great for interviews or presentations, but it can also be used to capture live music performances, nature videos and even noisy construction sites! The condenser microphone on this device is ideal for picking up sound at a distance 18″ (0.5m) away.

The Camera Microsharp allows you to capture cues that other cameras might miss with its mic near your lens joint – sounds like children playing blocks next door or car wheels on gravel outside the house – sounds people want to hear more about because they make their world richer somehow. If you were recording voice-overs for movie trailers or cartoon characters, the tiki sharp would make all those voices really stand out! Beyond that, the sound is just more accurate and life-like.

A camera such as a dslr (with external mic input) can record better sound than the built in microphones on most cameras. But it’s very inconvenient to use an external microphone with those cameras because once you plug it in, all other camera controls do not work.

The tikysky camera microphone solves this problem by allowing you to use an external microphone while still leaving all controls accessible for the user. All of the buttons on your dslr or other camera work as usual allowing you to do things like manual focus, take photos, zoom in and out etc. You can even plug headphones into the camera body to monitor the audio while you are recording without having to get an additional cable. It makes the sound on your videos significantly better with no loss in convenience – it’s a win-win!

Tikysky Wifi+Video Microphone is the best innovation in sound and video capture since Edison created the first light bulb. The microphone’s ability to pick up frequencies above 20,000 Hz means your voice not only sounds good but it also has the added benefit of recording incredible high-resolution video and audio without having to swap hardware.

The device: packs a built-in battery so you can go cordless, stands on its own thanks to its flexible metal core construction, captures vibrations inside homes for capturing natural offmic recordings – with different sensitivity settings for more controlled raising or lowering depending on the application at hand.

This Camera Microphone,Tikysky Video Microphone features a powerful push-to-talk design with which you can trigger up to 10 different microphones from distances over 200 feet away. It comes with four separate RF bands for better reception and fewer dropouts. As one of the leading brands in recording microphones, this microphone is perfect for interviews and live events.

Pros:

– Excellent for interviews and live events

– You can plug headphones into the camera body to monitor the audio

Cons:

– None

RØDE VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone

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RØDE VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone
  • High quality directional microphone
  • No battery required
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting
  • Ultra light mic at only 73g
  • Rugged reinforced ABS construction

The RØDE VideoMic GO, lightweight on-camera mic is the world’s smallest solution for camera operators and documentarians. It clips easily to any camera or camcorder and delivers clear, high quality sound. Most importantly this microphone comes at a great price point.

The cardioid (heart shaped) pickup pattern does an excellent job of rejecting off axis noise like wind and background ambiance which makes it perfect for DSLR shooters looking to capture clean dialogue without having to worry about production audio setup time, footprint or cables! The interchangeable capsules allow you to tailor your setup for different productions with varying needs – capturing crisp vocals one day and ambient sound the next.

The RØDE VideoMic GO is a lightweight and rugged microphone designed for capturing audio on the go. It’s no surprise that this microphone has become such an essential tool for professional videographers or those looking to start their own videos or film side hustle with the need to capture high-quality sound.

This mic measures just 2 inches in diameter, making it small enough to fit into your pocket or handbag when you’re not using it! Unlike most other light weight mics, the VideoMic produces pristine results without needing any special tools. With its single AAA battery operation requirement this product is perfect for professionals on the go who are looking to complete projects with ease.

The RØDE VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone is a versatile microphone that combines dependable on-camera performance with the advantages of an external recording setup. It’s perfect for capturing clean, crisp audio in noisy environments or making low budget productions sound more professional.

This microphone comes included with an attachable base clamp to mount it onto standard camera rigs, motorized car mounts and lighting stands. The plug-and-play USB output means no power source is needed – just capture anywhere!

The ground clip eliminates noise by mechanically decoupling the mic connection from your camera so you get quality recordings every time without having to worry about vibrations or handling noise.*It includes 2 accessory kits which are tailored for film/tv production and digital video, so you get maximum flexibility from this versatile mic.

The RØDE VideoMic GO has a clear frequency response which delivers professional quality audio that is optimized for the human voice. This makes it ideal for videos with a focus on dialog, narrations or musical performance – simply attach it to your camera and boom away.

Pros:

– Great product that has a clear frequency response which delivers professional quality audio.

– It’s extremely versatile for different productions

– Comes with an attachable base clamp

– No power source needed.

Cons:

– None

RØDE VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone

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RØDE VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone
  • Rycote Lyre shock mounting onboard
  • All-new capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity
  • Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Compact form factor (150 mm/6 Inch length)
  • 9V battery powered - over 70 hours use (alkaline)

The RØDE VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone is perfect for experimenting with ENG style filmmaking or security camera footage. This compact directional mic enables you to have crystal clear, professional results without having to lug around heavier equipment.

Because the microphone attaches via a ¼” thread mount, it has significantly reduced windshield noise and self-noise – so if you’re recording ambient sound for long periods of time, this could be the microphone for you! Carry all of these features into any situation knowing that you can rely on it to provide excellent recorded audio!

In video production, sound can make or break a scene. When filming with on-camera microphones, the goal is to capture all of the important sounds, but without picking up fuzzy details from off screen. The RØDE VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone does just that.

Its 3 pick-up patterns allow you to get exactly what you need while minimizing background noise and echo in a small package that’s easy to grip and work with for shorter shoots. This camera mic cuts through tough reverberant environments like radio stations and loud concerts, making it simple for anyone at any skill level–from budding filmmakers to seasoned professionals–to achieve perfectly crisp audio on every shot.

The Rode Video Mic is a directional microphone designed specifically for video production. This mic has been extensively used for productions from the Olympic Games to international blockbuster movies. The built-in Rycote Lyre suspension system helps reduce handling noise and isolate unwanted sound sources while still cutting down on reflections off hard surfaces that could cause live “dead” spots in your recording.

The omni-directional polar pattern can be changed which can help with varying sound levels while being ergonomically designed to minimise the appearance of camera booms when shooting interviews or videos with DSLR cameras up close. This mic will produce professional quality audio for your projects without spending hundreds of dollars on an expensive shotgun mic.

Pros:

– Cheap for budget productions

– Directional mic

– Rycote Lyre suspension system

Cons:

– None

Rode Microphones VMNTG VideoMic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

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RØDE Microphones VMNTG VideoMic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Microphone
  • Revolutionary acoustic design, delivering unmatched acoustic transparency and a natural, uncoloured sound.
  • Highly directional supercardioid polar pattern and very flat frequency response
  • Unique infinitely variable gain control
  • Auto-sensing 3.5 mm output interacts seamlessly with both cameras and mobile devices
  • Class-compliant USB-C output with headphone output for seamless audio monitoring

It’s no secret that video is taking over the internet. With videos like amazing American Idol audition tapes, to great white shark breaching near a boat!, people are starting to get serious about what gear they need for capturing quality audio.

The Rode VideoMic takes care of all your needs at half the price it should be! Sure, so far there’s only lens protection for this little guy, but if you have other lenses lying around with UV filters on them you can try attaching them to the dish so it provides some added protection from dust and sun damage while still letting your filter absorb light just in case. This microphone also comes with an additional mounting arm that screws onto any standard camera tripod mount made by many popular brands, making sure this mic stays where it needs to be.

The Rode Microphones VMNTG VideoMic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Microphone is a great option for close proximity work on your video shoots, drama productions, concerts and more. The microphone has a crystal clear sound with sensitivity graded at 75dBS. Its frequency response is optimized for vocals but still picks up the low end of instruments as well to create stereo imaging with ambient noise reduction.

The shotgun design can easily isolate dialogue and other desired audio from background noise while the intuitive LED lights allow the camera operator to know when it’s picking up good quality audio or if there needs to be adjustments. It also includes XLR and high impedance 3-pin connections so you don’t need any adapters before connecting it into various recording devices such as cameras and recorders.

The Rode Microphones VMNTG VideoMic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Mic provides a lot of bang for your buck. It is an ideal mic for DSLR cameras that are used in recording podcasts or videos. The microphone doesn’t need any additional equipment, which makes it very user-friendly. Customers also rave about the high quality of sound this devices produces, making it well worth the purchase price.

Pros:

– Great sound quality

– User-friendly

– No additional equipment needed

Cons:

– Just lens protection

Best Shotgun Mic Benefits

A shotgun mic is a type of microphone that has a directional pick-up pattern. It is used by people who are recording sounds from a particular location or event. It is cylindrical in its shape and is most often seen on television newscasters, reporters, announcers, talk show hosts, court reporters, and DJs. Professional variants of the shotgun mic are also used with professional cameras for film projects.

A shotgun mic offers many benefits to users. One main advantage of the shotgun mic is that it offers less background noise. This allows the user to record audio with clarity without having to worry about unwanted noise being picked up by the microphone. The directionality of the microphone also makes it easier for the user to specifically direct the audio being recorded straight towards the sound source. This allows for better quality of the audio being picked up by the microphone, giving it a very clear and crisp quality overall.

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A shotgun mic is also lightweight which makes it easy to use for long periods of time without causing any discomfort or fatigue. The small size of the microphone makes it easy for a user to carry it around and use in multiple locations. This is great for people who are recording videos or taking photos in several different locations because it means they do not have to worry about the microphone being bulky, heavy, and hard to transport from location to location.

The low profile of a shotgun mic also makes it easier for someone using the microphone to blend into the background. This is especially useful for people who are filming events or scenarios where they do not want to be seen on camera. The microphone is cylindrical in shape and black in color which makes it easier for someone using it to hide among other items that are also black in color, such as bookshelves or materials. This allows the user to be discreet and not draw attention to themselves.

A shotgun mic is a very beneficial microphone for those who need to record audio in various locations or situations, as it offers many benefits that other microphones may not have. It enhances clarity of recorded audio and reduces unwanted background noise and sounds. The size and lightweight design also make it easy to transport and use for long periods of time without causing any discomfort. The low profile allows the person using the microphone to blend into their surroundings and remain discreet. Overall, a shotgun mic offers many benefits that help enhance the quality of recording audio.

Factors To Consider Before Buying Best Shotgun

We are here to help you find the best shotgun mic for your needs. If you’re looking for a top quality microphone that’s perfect for recording instruments, vocals, dialogues, and more then this article is just what you need. We’ve got all the information on factors to consider before buying a shotgun mic so keep reading!

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Budget

First of all, think about your budget. How much money are you willing to spend? Basically, a shotgun mic can cost anywhere from $50-2000+. The good news is that the price actually reflects the quality of the microphone in most cases. So if you want a top quality shotgun mic don’t hesitate to save up some money.

Quality

Second, think about the quality of your shotgun mic. When it comes to shotgun mics, you can’t go wrong with Sennheiser or Rode brands. They are well-known for providing high-quality microphones. If you’re on a budget then Alesis and Blue Microphones are also great options. So just think about your needs and budget, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect shotgun mic for yourself.

Type

Another thing to consider is the type of your mic’s diaphragm. The best microphones have a dual-diaphragm design which helps reduce proximity effect greatly. Proximity effect is when you speak very close to the mic, you get a low-frequency boost. It’s not so pleasant so dual-diaphragm design helps reduce or eliminate this problem.

Connectivity

Another thing to look for in your future shotgun mic is connectivity options. If you’re planning on using it in your home studio then most likely you’ll need USB and XLR options. But if you’re thinking about recording in the field and in different places, then a wireless option may be best for you. Just think about your needs and think about what will work for you.

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Audio Quality

Audio quality is another big factor to consider when buying a shotgun mic. The first thing that you should think about is whether or not the microphone’s frequency response is flat or not. If it isn’t, then that means that the microphone has an unnatural sound–it may amplify some frequencies over others which can lead to distortion at high volumes and poor sound quality in general. So if you want a high-quality microphone then make sure that it has an accurate frequency response.

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FAQs about Best Shotgun Mic

Are shotguns microphones sensitive to high frequencies?

Shotguns are sensitive to high frequencies, typically above 6kHz. This makes them better for home theater applications.

What is the purpose of a shotgun mic?

It is used to capture sound in an off-axis manner that has unmatched directionality. The directional characteristic maintains high sensitivity to sounds at the front, but significantly decreases its sensitivity towards the rear and either side which make it well suited for close range sound acquisition of speech or music (to reduce noise interference). Shotgun mics are typically used for film production, radio broadcast recording, live podcasting, singing or theater performances like plays or concerts where traditional stationary microphones are not applicable due to lack of space.

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How do you calculate the pickup pattern?

The pickup pattern is calculated by measuring the angle between the front of the microphone and the backside. The diagram below illustrates different shadings of a shotgun mic, each representing different frequency sensitivities.

How do you connect an XLR mic to a DSLR camera?

XLR Microphones can be connected to DSLR cameras with the help of an XLR microphone cable and an audio recorder. First, connect one end of the XLR-to-mini-plug cable to your microphone input on your mixer or audio interface, and then connect the other end of the cable to your DSLR. The other end of the cable goes into your audio recorder and then you can use that for recording after setting up all the settings in your camera.

Conclusion

The best shotgun microphone is a great tool for recording audio in dynamic environments. The mic has an ultra-wide frequency response, which means it can pick up all frequencies from 20Hz to 20kHz. This lets the user capture high and low sound without needing any mixing or processing on their end. In addition, this type of mic allows the user to record at distances where other microphones might not be able to operate effectively because they have too short a range. Our top pick for the best shotgun mic is: RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone

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RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone - Assorted Colors
  • Compact size and lightweight - only 80 mm (3’) long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • All-metal microphone body
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount included
  • Deluxe furry windshield included
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

With its wide frequency response and ability to work across many types of situations, there are few limitations when using a shotgun microphone for your recordings!

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