Rode VideoMicro demo and reviewWritten by Helmut Watterott
The Rode VideoMicro is a small shotgun microphone designed to be plugged straight into your DSLR or video cam.
I have been using this mic now for a week or more. It is brilliant and clear. It has slightly more room sound than a high end shotgun mic. I purchased it from Amazon in tthe UK for just over £45.
Small in size
All metal design
No battery required
Shock mount included
Furry windshield required
From Rode Website:
The VideoMicro is a compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos. It incorporates a high-quality cardioid condenser microphone capsule for great quality audio recordings when used with a wide range of cameras. A directional microphone, the VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focusses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than RØDE’s other on-camera microphones providing a more natural sound when recording indoors. - READ MORE
Acoustic Principle - Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics - JFET impedance converter
Capsule - 0.50"
Polar Pattern - Cardioid
Address Type - End
Frequency Range - 100Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL - 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity - -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) - 20dB-A
Weight - 42gm
Dimensions - 21mmH x 21mmW x 80mmD