Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

Model #VP83

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Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 5.3 x 4.3"

General Information

Cartridge Type Mono Electret condenser
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid / lobar
Output Impedance 171 Ω
Sensitivity Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical: -36.5 dBV/Pa (14.9 mV)
Dynamic Range 1000 Ω load: 111.6 dB @ 1 kHZ
Clipping Level 1000 Ω load: -2.7 dBV @ 1 kHz, 1% THD
Self Noise 17.4 dB SPL-A, equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 135°F (-18 to 57°C)
Maximum SPL 1000 Ω Load: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz @ 1% THD
Relative Humidity 0 to 95%
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on the tip and ring relative the sleeve
Audio Connector Integrated cable with 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS connector
Construction Aluminum Alloy
Shock Protection Integrated Rycote Lyre
Mounting Compatibility Standard camera shoe mount 1/4" threaded base
Battery Requirements 1 x AA battery
Battery Life 130 hours
Weight 4.7 oz (133 g)
Storage Temperature Range -20 to 165°F (-29 to 75°C)
Signal to Noise Ratio 76.6 dB
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
22 May 2017

I follow Casey Neistat on YouTube and looked at his gear. This was one of the on-camera mics he used. I had to shoot a small wedding and I needed to be small and nimble so I shot it all handheld on my Canon 7DmkII with this Sure LensHopper mic.

B h photo.34921152
6 February 2016

Use this for my live Man-On-The-Street type of Video Gigs. The sound is strong. When used by itself it can be slightly Boomy unless you set the Gain as needed. I do no Post because I feed my Mics - Shure / AKG / Azden - into a Behringer 1002B Mixer. This Mic is very good and very smooth.

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8 March 2017

We do a lot of run and gun stuff and this mic works very well for that. We drop it on top of our 4/3 or video camera and go. It picks up a bit more background noise than our Rode videopro but it hones in nicely on the voice.

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11 October 2016

Just used this for an engagement shot on my secondary DSLR. For one of the two clients the sound was good. Not so much for the second who was a foot or so further away done as a second shot. In studio use and sound has been very good, but not as good as using a lav mic on the client.

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23 May 2017

I chose this over the rode videomic and am very pleased with it. The sound quality is great, easy to use and set up, feels more solid and durable than the rode mics and accessing the battery is much easier than the rode as well.

9 November 2020

We have had the pleasure of using the VP83 for a couple of months now and it has been absolutely amazing for us. It is so much smaller than other microphones of a similar quality/price range, which makes it perfect for vlogging.

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B h photo.34921152
17 July 2018

I have given it a test drive and very happy with the shotgun mic.. Shure company tells all and delivers a great mic for my camcorder, does everything shure says it does. Small and powerful.

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16 July 2018

this shut gun mic is built to last and the designed is well thought of.

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19 December 2017

I just recently go this mic and started doing light testing for far it pick up sound wonderfully, from all around so it'll be great for ambient sounds. It seemingly will also do well in a controlled sound environment as well.

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26 September 2017

The build quality is great, it feels so solid compared to the plastic of the Rode. The sound quality is also up to par! With the proper audio levels on your camera, there?s little static, and with an audio recorder, it?s even better!

Product Highlights
  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Three-Position Gain Adjustment
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 130 Hours of Battery Life
  • Attached 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Standard-Size Shoe Mount
  • Lightweight All-Metal Construction
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
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