Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone

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Main Features
  • Rycote Lyre Suspension
  • Lightweight Design
Special Notice
Microphone requires Plug-in power (330uA @ 2.5V). Please ensure your device can provide this otherwise this microphone will not work!

The Rode VideoMic GO is a Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use.

Its tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that the user can isolate their subject from distracting background noise.

At only 73gm (2.5oz) it is RØDE’s lightest on-camera microphone and sports an impressively compact form factor.

Designed to be as user-friendly as possible, the VideoMic GO has no switches or settings, and is powered by the camera or recording device’s external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate.

The microphone features an integrated suspension based on Rycote’s Lyre system, which utilises a single piece of thermoplastic to isolate the microphone from knocks and bumps that could otherwise interfere with performance.

In addition to its superior performance the Lyre system is hard-wearing and will never wear out, sag or snap, unlike traditional elastic-based suspension.

“The VideoMic GO is the perfect microphone for consumers wanting to get started shooting high-definition video with their DSLR, ‘point-and-shoot’ or even GoPro cameras.” Commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Director. “We’ve all experienced how terrible the audio can be using a camera’s built-in microphone, and the VideoMic GO is the answer to getting audio that matches the quality of the images, without the additional EQ and level features that are available on our other VideoMic models.”

“This user-friendly ‘plug and play’ approach, combined with its lightweight, small form factor make it ideal for carrying in small camera bags, ready at any time to capture the moment.”

Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
Frequency Range: 100Hz ~ 16,000Hz
Equivalent Noise: 34dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Signal Noise: 60dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Power Required: Plug-in power required (330uA @ 2.5V)
Dimensions: 167mmL x 79mmH x 70mmD
Directional Pattern: Super-Cardioid
Sensitivity: -35dB re 1V/Pa (17.8mV @ 94dB SPL) 2dB @ 1kHz
Maximum SPL: 120dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)
Dynamic Range: 96dB (per IEC651)
Output Connection: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Weight: 73g

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Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone
 
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5.0

Nice and cheap option for DSLR MIC

By Taz

from Melbourne, Australia

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Comments about Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone:

This product is great for people who don't like DSLR camera inbuilt audio which in my opinion sucks. This mic gives you way better audio quality.
Best thing is that it doesn't need batteries and there is no on and off switch which helps in case you record and forgot to turn the button on. The built is nice way better that VIDEOMIC PRO, and the quality is good for the price tag.

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4.0

VideoMic Go good.

By Pagu

from Solomon Islands

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone:

Mounting system feels a bit more rugged than the Video Mic Pro I replaced with. Plus no need for separate battery a plus. It is sensitive to wind so a dead kitten recommended. I'm am using with a Panasonic GH4 and don't have buzz issues, which I was very happy to discover. Good value for $.

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5.0

Easy to use Mic

By Dale

from Melbourne

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      Comments about Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone:

      Easy to use On-Camera mic. Just plug it in and thats it. Love that it doesnt have an ON/Off switch... it just works

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      • Q:

        Will Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone plug into iPhone 6
        Asked on 16/12/2016 by Melissa from Kingscliff NSW

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Hi Melissa, Definitely not as the iPhone has no power to provide to the microphone.

          However, take a look at the Rode Videomic ME. That is specifically designed for iPhones.

          Answered on 18/12/2016 by Anonymous
      • Q:

        Can this microphone plug straight into an iphone 5s and be used for audio?
        Asked on 25/5/2016 by Jesse from Brisbane, QLD

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Hi Jesse,

          Definitely not. That microphone requires power that the iPhone cannot provide. Take a look at the Rode Videomic Me.

          Answered on 25/5/2016 by Anonymous
      • Q:

        hi does it fit a Canon 600D and a go pro
        Asked on 21/2/2014 by loretta

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Your camera must provide plug-in power for this to work. we don't have specific camera list sorry.

          Answered on 22/2/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
      • Q:

        Will this work on a JVC EVERIO GZ EX-555BSD camcorder?
        Asked on 17/2/2014 by redhead000

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Does your camera have plug power on 3.5mm Microphone Jack, if it does it will work.
          We dont have specific cameras listed sorry.

          Answered on 17/2/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
      • Q:

        Will this microphone work with Panasonic HDC-SD700 Camcorder ?
        Asked on 7/2/2014 by Hal from Mildura- Victoria

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          As long as you camera provided plug in power it will work.

          Answered on 9/2/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
      • Q:

        Hi, Do you know if this mic will work with gopro cameras? If so what models does it work with? thanks..
        Asked on 15/1/2014 by Stu from Sydney

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No. The GoPro would not provide enough power for this to work. Look at the Videomic Pro or standard Rode Videomic.

          Answered on 20/1/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
      • Q:

        Do you guy's know if this works with a Nikon D800?
        Asked on 13/1/2014 by Haydn from Melbourne

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          yes it does

          Answered on 14/1/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
      • Q:

        Hello, I like this camera and was wondering if it would work with my Canon 1100D also known as the Rebel T3. I am a starting videographer and need a new microphone.

        Thanks
        Asked on 2/1/2014 by Bobby

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        Will this microphone work with the Nikon D7000
        Asked on 24/11/2013 by Crabbing from Canberra

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          A:

          Sorry, i don't know your camera. All you need to make sure is that your camera provides power for the microphone to work. if unsure, buy the videomic, or videomic pro.

          Answered on 24/11/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
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      Rode VideoMic GO - Lightweight On-Camera Microphone

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      Mini to Mini Cables
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      Price: $13.00
      Inc GST
      IN STOCK
      Mini to XLR Cables
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      Rode VXLR Converter 3.5 mm mini-jack to 3 pin XLR input Converter
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      This item does not suit Rode Smart Lav or Rode lavalier microphones
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      Inc GST
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