Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

Model #VIDEOMICRO

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Specifications

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.0 x 2.6"
Package Weight 0.5 lb

General Information

Transducer Condenser
Diaphragm 0.50" (12.70 mm)
Tube No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 100 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level Cardioid: 20 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL Cardioid: 140 dB SPL Peak for THD > 1%
Sound Field Mono
Power Requirements Plug-in Power
Output Connectors 3.5mm TRS
Cable Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
Sensitivity Cardioid: -33.0 dB @ 1 kHz, re: 1 V/Pa
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient

General

Weight 1.48 oz (42 g)
Diameter 3.15" (80 mm)
Length 0.83" (21 mm)
Expert Reviews
Pc perspective.34204714
9 July 2013

Though we are a PC hardware and technology website by day, we are also video creators by night (and sometimes day as well). If you don't believe me, check out our PC Perspective video tag or even our very own YouTube channel . See?!?

Yutubemedia.32823252
20 October 2011

☛Stereo VideoMic Pro: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HYVMY0?... The Stereo VideoMic Pro by Rode for SLR/DSLR Cameras! This is the successor to the VideoMic Pro, which launched in 2011. ☛Dead Kitten: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product...

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
15 July 2017
8.0/10

I tried everything to reduce ambient noise and hiss (+20db, disabling on-camera AGC... etc) but this mic just captures everything.I was using the Rode SmartLav+ before and was expecting better sound with this.

Sweetwater.34753460
18 November 2016
9.0/10

The only reason I give this mic a 4.5 and not a 5 is because the connection wire to camera was not very long at all and needed to buy an extension since I was actually setting the mic up closer than the camera was. Otherwise, performed great!

Ebay.33759263
6 June 2016
10/10

I've been using this model of mic on YouTube since September 2013 in all kinds of sever weather conditions -30°C to +35°C, even damp locations but be care to not get it wet. the dead kitten does help direct rain hit the mic but no good if dead kitten gets soaked.

Amazon.32817384
31 August 2012
8.0/10

Why buy a $250 shotgun mic and skimp on the cable that connects it? This is not as well-shielded as an XLR cable, but it knocks the socks off standard 3.5mm stereo cables. I shoot DSLR video and wanted to easily get my Rode Videomic Pro off-camera, and this cable cut interference noise by half over...

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago
10/10

This is my second one

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago
10/10

I bought this mic for my Canon T4i for recording high school football. I am very pleased with the audio quality recorded in my videos. Very easy to use and great quality! Highly recommended!

B h photo.32817553
26 August 2017
4.0/10

If you need to plug a shotgun mic straight into your camera, skip this mic and go for the VideoMic Pro which allows more control over audio levels and eliminates hiss/noise. I wish I would have known this before wasting my money on a mic that requires post-production noise reduction in every audio...

B h photo.32817553
24 August 2017
8.0/10

Though on-camera is typically a terrible place for a mic, the application has its place. If you're shooting on DSLR, Canon Cinema, or even a small camcorder, this is a must-have for nats recording, and for clear scratch audio to sync with dual-system audio.

B h photo.32817553
22 August 2017
10/10

This Mic is perfect for vloggers! Love how lightweight and compact the mic is while also enhancing the audio accompaniment for video footage.

B h photo.32817553
17 August 2017
10/10

So far this is a great mic for my DSLR. I like the light weight and portability of it. It uses camera power, but for those who don't want to carry extra battery weight, this is perfect. I really produces clear vocal audio.

Product Highlights
  • Compact Size and Lightweight
  • All-Metal Microphone Body
  • No Battery Required (Plug-In Power)
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Includes Rycote Lyre Shock-Mount
  • Furry Windshield
  • 1/8" Output Connector
8.5/10
Average Expert Score
8.7/10
Average User Score
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