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|Package Weight||1.8 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||10.0 x 5.8 x 4.5"|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Recording Format||24-bit / 48 kHz WAV files|
|Output Impedance||Camera Output: 47 ΩHeadphone Output: 5 Ω|
|Sensitivity||Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical: 0 dB gain selection: -35.8 dBV/Pa (16.2 mV) +30 dB gain selection: -5.8 dBV/Pa (512.9 mV)|
|Maximum SPL||0 dB gain selection, 1 kHz at 1% THD, 1000Ω load: 129 dB SPL|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||+30 dB gain selection: 78 dB|
|Self Noise||Equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical, +30 dB gain selection: 15.6 dB SPL-A|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 145°F (-18 to 60°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 165°F (-29 to 74°C)|
|Polar Pattern||Supercardioid / lobar|
|Audio Connector||Detachable cable with 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS connector dual mono, unbalanced|
|Output||Camera Connector: 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono unbalancedHeadphone Connector: 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono|
|Shock Protection||Integrated Rycote Lyre|
|Mounting Compatibility||Standard camera shoe mount 1/4" threaded base|
|Battery Requirements||2 x AA battery (alkaline, NiMH, rechargeable Li-Ion)|
|Battery Life||10 hours (record mode)|
|Weight||7.6 oz (215 g)|
|Relative Humidity||0 to 95%|
|Cartridge Type||Electret condenser|
I use this mic and recorder for DSLR video, but more often I use it for simultaneous audio reporting and still shooting. The option to record straight to the mic makes this possible. This is a really hot mic that reaches out and grabs your subject.
While I prefer how the Rode Video Mic Pro sounds, its drawback is relying on often sub-par camera mic pre-amps. Not so, with the LensHopper VP83F. Plus, its not tied to your camera, so you can close mic your subject with a boom.
I wish I would have purchased another mic like the rode. This one has very poor sound rejection from back and sides, and the audio quality is only decent. I do not advise this mic.
I use it for outdoor live events and field interviews. It is not perfect, but after (2) clicks of sound adjustments it is just about perfect. The fact that the sound recorded on the internal memory card is so good is what is best. Keep the card slightly high and the camera slightly low.
This is an awesome mic. It's rugged with all metal housing and is also lightweight. The plus side is having the micro SD card built in. That means you can both record in the mic and directly to your camera all at the same time.
I'm returning this after a lot of frustration. It is solid, yes that's true. But the battery compartment is fiddly. And worse, I feel like the sound quality is not good. It picks up absolutely everything and even when the meters say it is not peaking, the voice I recorded sounded awful.
Easy to use and improves the audio for your video off DSLR or comparable camera. It's easy to be creative in using this for nice results.
Once you get in the habit of turning sound on and off on the camera , it seems to work as well as Zoom H6.. The windsock is better.
I'm using this mic to add additional audio to videos recorded on my Sony FRDAX33. So far the audio recorded on the camera's built in mic has been clearer, higher-gain and more detailed than the Shure. I also have Shure Beta57s, 55SH, KSM141 and KSM44. I can't say enough good things about those...
I've had the Shure VP83F LensHopper for about 6 months now and used it in a wide range of settings, subjects, and environments. From shooting steam locomotives to interviews and to children's school recitals it has not let me down once. It continues to work as a key part of my video kit.