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
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)
Bestseller No. 2
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.
Bestseller No. 3
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
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RØDE VideoMic Pro Professional On-camera Shotgun Microphone with High-pass Filter and Pad for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Professional on-camera microphone found on the cameras of the world's best vloggers, documentarians, and filmmakers
  • True shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio
  • Has a host of professional features, including gain adjustment and high pass filter to ensure you can capture great audio in any situation
  • Over 70 hours operation from a single 9V alkaline battery
  • Ultra-low noise condenser capsule coupled to a true shotgun acoustic tube delivers a tight pick-up area in front of the microphone, reducing unwanted side noises in your videos
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RØDE VideoMic GO Lightweight On-camera Shotgun Microphone for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use.
  • Tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from distracting background noise
  • No complicated switches or settings and powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate - ensure you never miss a great shot!
  • Ultra-light at only 73g makes it a breeze to carry and keeps your camera rig compact and easy to manage
  • Rugged reinforced ABS construction featuring the virtually indestructible Rycote Lyre shockmount, the VideoMic GO can stand up to the rigours of run and gun filmmaking with ease
Bestseller No. 6
Pulse PLS00042 Stand for Microphone
  • Small mini boom microphone stand for kick drum, snare or guitar amps
  • Folding, tripod metal base with rubber feet
  • Thumb screw clamp for boom arm and tripod base
  • Height 460mm, length 500mm
  • Supplied with cable clips and ⅜" to ⅝" adaptor
Bestseller No. 7
Comica CVM-V30 LITE Video Microphone Super-Cardioid Condenser On-Camera Shotgun Microphone for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Camera/DSLR/Iphone Samsung Huawei(Red)
  • Universal compatibility: Shotgun microphone supports all smartphones and DSLR cameras (not compatible with Canon T6). You can easily change the desired mode from the bottom of the microphone.
  • No battery needed: Comica CVM-V30 Lite video microphone is powered by camera/smartphone, which can reduce current noise and help you solve the problem of insufficient battery power for long-term recording.
  • Excellent shock absorption: Made of TPU and PC with only 51 g, the Comica CVM-V30 Lite lightweight and compact microphone equipped with super anti-interference, offers you high-quality audio recordings and reduces vibration noise.
  • Super cardioid directional characteristic: The CVM-V30 Lite directional microphone provides excellent off-axis suppression for the desired noise, effectively reducing the noise of the environment that is to be recorded. Perfect for broadcast, interview, video recording, etc.
  • Box contents: 1 x CVM-V30 Lite microphone, 1 x English user manual. (Contact the seller or ask a question). We will try our best to help you solve the problem until you are satisfied.
Bestseller No. 8
Microphone for iPhone iPad (Apple MFi-Certified) from Pixel| Lavalier Microphone for iPhone Video Recording Podcast| Lapel Microphone for iPhone Omnidirectional, Compatible with Lightning Device (3m)
  • Apple Lightning Devices Friendly - Lightning connector of Finch lapel microphone for iPhone or iPad is identified by Apple MFi-certified. The certification represents Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad. So, you can be sure it’s safe to use. On the flipside, external clip-on microphone without the certification may damage your devices.
  • Clear & Consistent Sound - To reproduce clear and consistent sound, there embeds noise filter and cancellation chip inside the microphone for iPhone video recording. So the lapel mic for iPad can weaken side noise and pick up every word you say. There also comes with a windscreen for preventing wind or plosives from touching the lav microphone and keeping noise from brushing up against your shirt.
  • Lightweight & Clip on Mic - The small microphone weights only 0.32oz, extremely portable that you even barely notice it is clipped on your shirt. Diameter of this lav mic is 0.43 inch at most. The ultra small design makes the lav microphone for iPad unobtrusive and easy to seal into clothes for various applications.
  • Durable Design & Unlimited Creativity - The aluminum alloy housing of the lavalier mic for iPhone combines the benefit of a robust design with reliable protection against moisture. Besides, the Ultra-thin and heavy-duty cable gets as far as 10ft, long enough to empower your creativity to roam freely.
  • Battery-Free & Plug and Play - The clip microphone operates without any battery as recording devices provide with plug-in power at the external lavalier microphone input. So, all you need to do is to simply plug the clip mic for iPhone video recording to your lightning devices. You are all set to go.
Bestseller No. 9
Supmico Microphone Shock Mount Mic Anti Vibration Suspension Studio Shock Mount Holder Clip 30mm for 28mm-35mm Diameter Condenser Mic Black
  • Made of metal and high elasticity rope, It is sturdy and durable. can protect the microphone, prevente the microphone from falling.
  • Fitment: Inner diameter 30mm, It fits microphone diameter ranging from 28mm-35mm. Outer diameter about 92mm.
  • A shock mount can reduce noise produced in the recording procedure at it utmost, very important equipment for condenser microphones.
  • Features an angle adjustment with locking knob. special for radio broadcasting studio, voice over services and audio recording studios.
  • Widely Application: You can mount it on all the standard microphone stands. Because of standard 5/8"-27 thread with a 3/8"-5/8"screw adapter.
Bestseller No. 10
Depusheng A2 Professional Shotgun Interview Microphone Directional Condenser MIC for DSLR DV Camcorders Video Camera Mic
  • Professional Broadcast Quality Stereo Condenser Microphone.
  • Characterized to be uni-Ultra-Directional, high sensitivity, and with good frequency response.
  • Hard wearing and super-effective isolation from bumps and vibration. High Pass Filter. One anti-wind shields(you can choose the one you want on different occasions):an foam Shield to eliminate noise,can effectively reduce the noise of the surrounding environment to be picked up.
  • Direct 3.5mm connection for cameras, recorders and other devices.
  • Additional 1/4" (6.35 mm) adapter is also included. It is the best choice for business like media interview, conference, speech stage, filming, TV, camera and camcorder, DVD / Skype / MSN / Computer, etc. It is the camera microphone Mic for different brands of camera.【If there's any problem, please don't hesitate to contact us, we are very happy to help and strive for good customer service.】
Bestseller No. 11
Comica CVM-VM20 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Microphone with OLED Power Display & Low Cut Filter, Camera Video Microphone for DSLR Cameras Camcorders and Smartphones for Filmmaking, Content Creation
  • ✅【Wide Compatibility】The VideoMic CVM-VM20 comes with two 3.5mm audio cables that are used in most Sony / Nikon / Canon DSLR cameras, camcorders, iPhones and Android smartphones.
  • ✅【Low-cut Filter Modes】The high-low-pass filter of 75 Hz or 150 Hz can be switched, which can reduce the noise caused by wind, traffic, air conditioning, etc. It also has a sensitivity attenuation range of -20dB.
  • ✅【OLED Display Power】VM20 comica microphone displays the available power of the microphone and effectively monitors the status of the microphone power. And the microphone case with all-metal structure, which can effectively reduce the interference of the other wireless signals.
  • ✅【Gain Adjustment Knob 】The gain control function located on the back of the microphone. The volume of the microphone can be adjusted depending on the recording needs to improve the sound quality and ensure the quality of the recording.
  • ✅【Rechargeable Battery】CVM-VM20 condenser shotgun microphone has a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and comes with a USB-C charging data cable. It supports simultaneous charging to extend the working time of the microphone.
Bestseller No. 12
Moukey MCm-3 Camera Microphone with Monitor Funtion, External Video Mic Shotgun Microphone for SONY/Nikon/Canon Camera/DV Camcorder Suitable for Vlogs, Live Broadcasts, Interview
  • ♫Monitoring function: The microphone has a new monitoring function, which allows you to listen to the effect while recording by connecting the earphone, without taking out the memory card to read the recording.
  • ♫Dual-core: In order to improve the audio effect of microphone recording, a new dual-core structure is introduced to increase the recording distance and stability.
  • ♫Long battery life: Built-in high-capacity and safety-certified battery, It can be used continuously for 8-20 hours after charging for 3 hours.
  • ♫Multi-function: The product has a low frequency attenuation function to bring a clearer experience for recording audio; there is also an audio enhancement function, which further increase the recording distance. Suitable for interviews, videos, blogs, live broadcasts and other scenarios.
  • ♫Compatibility: The product is equipped with a professional shock mount and a universal standard hot shoe mount, suitable for installation on most cameras, DV and other equipment. (Note: This camera microphone not for Canon T5i,T6, T7 and Canon EOS series, and are not compatible with mobile phones, computers, tablets)
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RØDE NTG1 Premium Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone for Location Recording, Foley and Voice Overs
  • Lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications in film, video, television and broadcast
  • The full frequency response, low noise and transparency make it ideal in a range of applications, including filmmaking, voice-over and streaming
  • The low weight of just 105g makes it perfect as a boom microphone, and reduces fatigue on long shoots
  • Includes a switchable 80Hz high-pass filter to remove traffic rumble and other unwanted noises from your recording
  • Includes a foam windshield to reduce wind noise and plosives; furry windcover also available for use in adverse conditions
Bestseller No. 14
USB Microphone, TONOR Cardioid Condenser Computer PC Mic with Tripod Stand, Pop Filter, Shock Mount for Gaming, Streaming, Podcasting, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, Compatible with Laptop Desktop, TC30
  • Plug and Play: With a USB 2.0 data port, no additional driver is required. TC30 is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. Ideal for gaming, podcasting, zoom meeting, streaming, Skype chatting, online conference.
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern: The mic has a cardioid pickup pattern and an excellent off-axis suppression function, allowing it to capture more natural sound and suppress unwanted background noise.
  • Easy to Install: Without any assembly, only need to attach the pop filter to the mic tripod, then it can be plug and play.
  • Exceptional Anti-vibration: The upgraded concealed shock mount can effectively reduce the noise caused by the mouse, keyboard, radiator or touch of the microphone.
  • What You Get: 1 x condenser microphone, 1 x shock mount, 1 x foldable mic tripod, 1 x pop filter, 1 x USB Type-C to USB-A 2.0 Cable, 1 x manual. Note: It is compatible with Macs, PCs and PS4, not compatible with Phones and Xbox.
Bestseller No. 15
RØDE VideoMic Me-L Compact Directional Smartphone Microphone for iPhone or iPad with Lightning connector for Mobile Filmmaking and Content Creation
  • High-quality microphone for iOS mobile devices, designed to give you incredible audio when shooting video
  • The microphone's directionality reduces surrounding noises to focus on exactly what you're filming, ensuring your videos sound clear and intelligible
  • Works seamlessly with the RØDE Reporter App, Camera, and other recording apps - just plug directly into your iPhone, and start recording
  • Includes a premium furry windshield that eliminates annoying wind noise when recording outdoors, for crystal-clear audio on all your videos
  • Integrated 3.5mm headphone output allows you to monitor your audio whilst recording, as well as listen to your recordings when playing back
Bestseller No. 16
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. 17
Sennheiser Professional MKE 400 Directional On-Camera Shotgun Microphone with 3.5mm TRS and TRRS Connectors for DSLR, Mirrorless & Mobile, 508898
  • Highly directional for isolated dialogue capture
  • Built-in windscreen and shock mount
  • Compatible with DSLR/M cameras and mobile devices
  • Low-cut filter and 3-step sensitivity switch
  • Headphone monitoring output with volume control
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TONOR PC Microphone USB Computer Cardioid Condenser Gaming Mic Plug & Play with Tripod Stand & Pop Filter for Voice Recording, Podcasting, Streaming for PC Laptop Desktop Windows Computer
  • Plug and Play: With a USB 2.0 data port, the TC-777 is plug and play, no any additional driver is required. Ideal for conference, distance learning, streaming, chatting, podcasting, recording, Zoom, Skype, YouTube video, etc.
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern: This mic has a cardioid pickup pattern that captures the clear, smooth and crisp sound in front of the microphone and suppresses unwanted background noise.
  • Easy to Install: Without any assembly, only need to unfold the three-legged stand directly and adjust the position of the pop filter, then it can be plug and play.
  • Versatility: The shock mount can be unscrewed and attached to a boom stand with 5/8'' threaded insert directly. Note: If the threaded insert your stand comes with is 3/8'', then the 3/8'' female to 5/8'' male threaded screw adapter is needed (not included).
  • What You Get: 1 x Microphone with Power Cord(1.5m), 1 x Foldable Mic Tripod, 1 x Mini Shock Mount, 1 x Pop Filter and 1 x Manual. (Note: It is not compatible with Xbox.)
Bestseller No. 19
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, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops. Note : All compatible devices should have a 3.5mm microphone jack.Iphone 7 and above need to use the original 3.5mm lightning adapter (not included), suitable for Android devices with 3.5mm interface. 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) and OMTP Adapter.
Bestseller No. 20
RØDE NT-USB Versatile Studio-quality Condenser USB Microphone with Pop Filter and Tripod for Streaming, Gaming, Podcasting, Music Production, Vocal and Instrument Recording
  • Studio-quality USB condenser microphone for recording vocals and instruments, podcasting, voice-overs and livestreaming.
  • High power 3.5mm headphone output with zero-latency (echo-free) monitoring
  • Easy-to-use controls on the body of the microphone to set headphone volume and monitor mix
  • Includes a pop filter to reduce plosives and breath noises when singing and speaking close to the microphone
  • Includes a 6m (20ft) USB cable for flexibility when positioning and mounting

Best Shotgun Mic Reviews 2022

RØDE MICROPHONES VideoMicro Compact On Camera Microphone

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RØDE VideoMicro Compact On-camera Directional Microphone for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Instantly improve the audio quality of your videos with a broadcast-grade cardioid condenser capsule and rugged shockmount
  • The VideoMicro is directional, reducing distracting peripheral sounds and focusing on the audio in front of the camera
  • Perfect for compact camera rigs and vlogging, the VideoMicro is lightweight and rugged, weighing just 42gm (1.5oz)
  • The 3.5mm TRS output is suitable for almost all cameras and audio interfaces, utilising plug-in power so no batteries are required.
  • Also included is the WS9 synthetic furry wind shield with foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor scenarios where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings

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 Shotgun Microphone for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use.
  • Tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from distracting background noise
  • No complicated switches or settings and powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate - ensure you never miss a great shot!
  • Ultra-light at only 73g makes it a breeze to carry and keeps your camera rig compact and easy to manage
  • Rugged reinforced ABS construction featuring the virtually indestructible Rycote Lyre shockmount, the VideoMic GO can stand up to the rigours of run and gun filmmaking with ease

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 Professional On-camera Shotgun Microphone with High-pass Filter and Pad for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Professional on-camera microphone found on the cameras of the world's best vloggers, documentarians, and filmmakers
  • True shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio
  • Has a host of professional features, including gain adjustment and high pass filter to ensure you can capture great audio in any situation
  • Over 70 hours operation from a single 9V alkaline battery
  • Ultra-low noise condenser capsule coupled to a true shotgun acoustic tube delivers a tight pick-up area in front of the microphone, reducing unwanted side noises in your videos

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
  • Broadcast-grade, feature-packed shotgun microphone optimised for on-camera use. featuring the same revolutionary acoustic design as the award-winning NTG5 broadcast shotgun microphone, which delivers unmatched transparency and a natural, uncoloured sound
  • Extremely flexible, with an array of tools and features to help you take on any recording situation. Digital switching gives you access to a high-pass filter, -20dB pad, high frequency boost, and safety channel, plus there is a unique infinitely variable gain control that allows you to precisely tailor the output to suit your recorder or camera
  • Auto-sensing 3.5mm output detects what device you are connected to (camera or mobile) and switches to accommodate – no more messing around with adaptor cables
  • Also works as a fully-featured USB microphone that can be plugged into a computer, tablet, or smartphone, with the 3.5mm jack doubling as a headphone output for seamless monitoring of audio while using the USB function
  • Compatible with the free RØDE Connect podcasting and streaming software, unlocking effects such as the APHEX Aural Exciter, as well as a noise gate and compressor

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 VideoMicro Compact On-camera Directional Microphone for Filmmaking, Content Creation and Location Recording
  • Instantly improve the audio quality of your videos with a broadcast-grade cardioid condenser capsule and rugged shockmount
  • The VideoMicro is directional, reducing distracting peripheral sounds and focusing on the audio in front of the camera
  • Perfect for compact camera rigs and vlogging, the VideoMicro is lightweight and rugged, weighing just 42gm (1.5oz)
  • The 3.5mm TRS output is suitable for almost all cameras and audio interfaces, utilising plug-in power so no batteries are required.
  • Also included is the WS9 synthetic furry wind shield with foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor scenarios where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings

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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