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. 

SaleBestseller No. 1
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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Sennheiser 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
Bestseller No. 3
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. 4
Neewer NW-088 Handheld Microphone Boom Arm with Built-in XLR Cable, 5-Section Extendable Aluminum Mic Arm with Foam Grips and Twist Locks for Zoom Microphones, 2.82ft-9.88ft Adjustable Length
  • Lightweight and Sturdy Material: Made of Aluminum, 35.27 ounce lightweight makes it easier to hold in hand and carry around. The better choice for long-time work with it. Durable and well-balanced
  • Padded Handle: The handle is padded by a layer of thick foam, provides comfortable touch in use, and reduces operator’s fatigue with lengthy shoots. Perfect for interviews, small crew documentary, field recording, ENG, EFP, video production, TV and film applications, etc
  • Built-in XLR Cable: Features one XLR Cable for microphones. More convenient to set up and easier to use. The female plug of the cable is in at the bottom of the rod, conceals the cable perfectly.
  • Adjustable Length: 5-section telescoping boom pole can extend your microphone up to 118.5 inches and collapses to just 33.8 inches
  • 3/8- 5/8 Inches Converter: Come with a 3/8 inches and 5/8 inches adapter, compatible with more microphone holders
SaleBestseller No. 5
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
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. 7
Neewer 14.17 inches/36 centimeters Uni-Directional Mono Microphone for Camcorder and DSLR Camera
  • Professional Voice Pickups: Has a cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise, highlighting the performance with smooth frequency response range for best vocal
  • Stereo 0.25 inches (6.35mm) and mini 0.14 inches (3.5mm) Jack Adaptor: Designed for business use in media interviews, 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: Eliminate noise and prevent the recording from the effects of vibration
  • Power Supply: DC 1.5V; Battery working time: 26 hours (using one battery of NO. 5); XLR Cable: 8 meters in length, which satisfies various voice pickup demands
SaleBestseller No. 8
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: All compatible devices should have a 3.5mm mic jack. This camera mic not for Canon T5i, T6, T7 and Canon EOS series without 3.5mm mic jack, and are not compatible with mobile phones, computers, tablets.)
SaleBestseller No. 9
Shure VP83 Condenser Shotgun Microphone for use with DSLR Cameras and Portable Audio Recorders to Capture Detailed, High-Definition Audio, Compact, Ultra-Lightweight yet Durable
  • Best-in-class audio performance, capturing both the detail and the frequency response of the subject.
  • Highly directional polar pattern rejects unwanted off-axis noise
  • Integrated shock mount system that provides isolation from unwanted background noise
  • Five-position joystick that provides control for headphone monitoring, low-cut filter, microphone gain, track management and playback
  • Comes complete with battery, integrated cable, shoe mount, windscreen, and user guide
Bestseller No. 10
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. 11
WORLDS BEST CABLES – Gotham GAC-4/1 – Star Quad Mic Cable – 30 CM with Neutrik Gold XLR Plugs
  • Gotham GAC-4/1, Star-Quad LCOF Copper cable sports extensive shielding (2x100% coverage LCOF Copper shields), by far the best shielded quad cable in the market . Boasts RF-rejection of over 130dB (25 kHz), & ideal for even very long cable runs.
  • Gotham AG - Switzerland (est. 1958) is the 1st cabling choice of most Audio Engineers & Manufacturers (e.g.: Neumann Mics). Dubbed 'the most Silent' cables in the industry; exclusively manufactured in Europe using Linear Crystal Oxygen Free (LCOF) Copper.
  • NC3MXX-B & NC3FXX-B, latest & highest-end Male & Female XLR plugs by Neutrik AG-Liechtenstein offers greater reliability, improves contact integrity and reduces cable strain, comes in a Black metal housing and features Gold plated contacts.
  • All our bespoke cables are professionally soldered using WORLDS BEST CABLES proprietary 4% silver solder blend & a nitrogen-assisted soldering process unique to us, exceeding industry standards, improves integrity of solder joints over traditional methods.
  • These are custom made cables lovingly assembled by WORLDS BEST CABLES, we offer the largest array of custom built cables in the market, we carry all the major cable and connector brands. We have served millions of customers with quality assemblies for many years - This sale is for a single 30 CM long cable.
Bestseller No. 12
JOBY JB01643-BWW Wavo Mobile Compact On-Camera Microphone With Rycote Shock Mount, Deadcat Windscreen for Smartphone, iPhone Microphone, Smartphone Microphone, Professional Microphone, Vlogging
  • IMPROVE YOUR SOUND: Raise the quality of your videos with a lightweight microphone ideal for smartphones or mirrorless cameras
  • QUICK AND EASY: Ready in seconds,just connect Wavo Mobile to your device and you're good to go
  • CLEAR SOUND: Rycote shock mount technology delivers the clearest sound,and dampens unwanted noise from movement; Deadcat also included
  • VERSATILE: Includes TRS cable for camera and TRRS cable for smartphone - choose your perfect device and get creating
  • UNIVERSAL AND SECURE: Features a standard cold shoe mount for easy and quick placement - just slide it through and rotate clockwise till firmly locked
SaleBestseller No. 13
HyperX QuadCast S – RGB USB Condenser Microphone for PC, PS4 and Mac, Anti-Vibration Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Gaming, Streaming, Podcasts, Twitch, YouTube, Discord
  • Radiant RGB lighting with dynamic effects
  • Anti-Vibration shock mount, Mount adapter, built-in pop filter, and headphone jack
  • Tap-to-Mute sensor with LED indicator, Four selectable polar patterns
  • Convenient gain control adjustment, Customizable via HyperX NGENUITY Software
  • Multi-device and program compatibility
SaleBestseller No. 14
RØDE SM4-R Suspension Shock Mount
  • The SM4-R is a suspension shock mount for mounting RØDE shotgun and small-diaphragm studio microphones onto a stand or boompole with 3/8-inch or 5/8-inch thread. The SM4-R is equipped with dual Rycote Lyre mounts to ensure maximum isolation from any handling vibrations, four possible mounting points to suit the complete range of compatible RØDE shotgun microphones, and an integrated cable management clip.
  • Premium shock mount for shotgun and small-diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Includes angle adjustment
Bestseller No. 15
SMALLRIG Microphone Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles 1859
  • Can be used to convert any accessories with 5/8" male to 3/8" female thread, especially for attaching microphone shock mount,Can be used to convert any accessories with 5/8" male to 3/8" female thread, especially for attaching microphone shock mount
  • The distance between the front an back of the holder is 55mm
  • With cold shoe mount,multi-functional and sturdy
  • With a 3/8" screw on the bottom
  • Easy to attach and detach
Bestseller No. 16
SNZIYAG Wireless Lavalier Microphone for iPhone iPad,Plug-Play Wireless Mic for Recording, Live Streaming, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Intelligent noise reduction, Auto Sync, No APP(2pcs mic/IOS)
  • ➤【Plug-Play & Intelligent noise reduction】Professional Plug and Play wireless Lavalier Microphone don’t need APP or Bluetooth, just plug the transmitter into the devices and they will automatically connect.Intelligent DSP chip offers full-band 20 kHz stereo sound.The 360° comprehensive signal-to-noise ratio anti-vibration microphone,filters noise in different environments, help you can capture the clear sound.
  • ➤【2 IN 1 mini MIC】The mini wireless Microphone Including 2 pcs Microphone and 1 pcs receivers,can record two sound sources at the same time. It is also possible to use a MIC alone.The lapel microphone can sync the background music for iPhone and human voice in real time, reduce video post-editing, offers professional full band audio. prefect for YouTube,Facebook,TiktTok,Pod cast,Vlog,Interview,Live streaming and other video recording lovers.
  • ➤【Long battery life】This Lavalier microphone for iphone built-in rechargeable batteries, provide more than 6 hours of battery life after about 2 hours charging,Ensuring long recording and Live streaming work.
  • ➤【65ft Audio Range stable transmission】Wireless mic has only 0.009s delay in transmission which can achieve interference-free and stable wireless transmission of up to 65ft(without obstacle).helps you clearly recording or taking video at a further distance.
  • ➤【Compatible with iPhone/iPad Only】lapel mic can work with iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, 8/8 Plus, X/XR/XS/XS Max, 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max, 13/13 Pro/13 Pro Max, iPad 2nd/3rd/4th gen, iPad Air series(Except the 4th gen), iPad Mini(Except the 6th gen), iPad Pro series (Except the 1st/2nd/3rd gen 11in. The 3rd/4th/5th gen 12.9in) (Not support those iPads with type-c port).
SaleBestseller No. 17
Moukey VideoMic Universal Shotgun Microphone with Shock Mount, Case with USB Audio for iPhone/Android Smartphones, DSLR Cameras and Camcorders, Recording Podcasting Vlogging
  • 【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. 18
Nicama NC4 Microphone Shock Mount Universal Holder Clip with Hot Shoe for Shotgun Microphone AKG D230 Sennheiser MKH-416 ME66 Rode NTG-2 NTG-1 Audio-Technica AT-875R
  • SECURE: Its four-point silicone suspension ensures the safety of your shotgun microphone and isolates your mic from vibrations and shakes
  • NOISE FREE: Reduces handling and vibration sounds so you'll only be left with crystal clear audio for your interviews, vlogs and other videos
  • EASY TO USE: Can be attached to cameras via shoe mount, tripod via 3/8" thread & boompoles with an optional 3/8" female
  • ADJUSTABLE: Its rubberized knob allows you to easily adjust your microphone's angle so you can perfectly aim the mic to your source and can accommodate mics measuring 19-25mm (0.74 - 0.86") in diameter
  • For Rode NTG-1, NTG-2, NTG-3, NTG-4 , Audio-Technica AT897, ATR6550, Sennheiser MKH-416, ME66/K6, MKE-600, Azden SGM-1X, Sony ECM-CG50 etc.
SaleBestseller No. 19
Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone for Camera with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount - Compact Shotgun Mic and Accessories Compatible with Smartphones and DSLR Cameras - Battery-Free DSLR Microphone
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE VIDEO MICROPHONE: Records high-quality audio with a variety of onboard controls and headphone monitoring capability when using with a third-party app on a smartphone
  • UNPARALLELED CLARITY: Highly accurate supercardioid delivers crisper audio than your standard directional microphone. Rycote Lyre shock mount virtually eliminates handling noise and vibrations
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: We’ve got your back! Our products are designed to ease your technical woes, not add to them. Our friendly support is here to help
  • BATTERY-FREE DESIGN: Microphone draws power directly from your phone or camera. Compatible with any recording device with a 3.5mm TRS or 3.5mm TRRS port
  • INCLUDES: Shotgun Microphone, Rycote Lyre Shockmount, Windscreens, Carrying Case, 3.5mm to TRS adapter, and 3.5mm to TRRS adapter
SaleBestseller No. 20
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.

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

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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