Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

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Main Features
  • All-metal microphone body
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount included
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia
  • Compact size and lightweight - only 80mm (3") long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
  • Deluxe furry windshield included
  • 2 year warranty with online registration at www.rode.com/warranty

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.

Perfect for capturing incredible audio to accompany inspiring vision.

The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating.

Included with the VideoMicro is a camera shoe mount featuring a Rycote Lyre shock mount.

Featuring a suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimising unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions.

Virtually indestructible, the Rycote Lyre will never sag, snap, wear out or require rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.

Also included is the WS9 synthetic furry wind shield with foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor scenarios where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings.

Optionally available is the RØDE SC7, a TRS to TRRS cable that allows the VideoMicro to be used with smartphones, to capture crystal clear, directional sound for video and video applications such as Periscope.

Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 100Hz - 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB SPL
Equivalent Noise: 20 dB SPL
Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL
Sensitivity: -33dB re 1V/Pa(22mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic Range: 120dB SPL
Power Requirement: Plug-in power required (3V-12V DC)
Output connection: 3.5mm TRS mini-jack (dual mono)
Microphone Dimensions: 80mm x 21mm
Weight: 42gm (1.5oz)

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Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Good solution

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone:

Great entry product for a quick vlog or corporate video.

 
5.0

Love the little mike, so clear even in the wind.

By Lindsey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone:

I purchased this from the VideoGuys to use on my Sony A7r-II and was not sure if it would work properly.
It does !
It gives excellent quality sound, even in the wind, and great volume, controlled within the camera.

It is a great addition if you are doing video work on the camera and not too intrusive on the camera.
Thanks guys.

 
4.0

Good Mono Sound In A Small Package

By Walk The World Productions

from Sydney

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 3.5mm separate cable, not attached
  • Cheap but well constructed
  • Includes wind shield
  • Isolates handling noise very well
  • No external power needed
  • Small and compact, mounts on smaller rigs

Cons

  • Bass sounds attenuated
  • Only mono sound - no stero effect
  • Short (by Rode standards) guarantee period
  • Windshield not very effective

Best Uses

  • Great for light hand-help rig
  • Quick sound on camera - better than internal
  • To catch sound on B camera for Synch

Comments about Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone:

I needed a small mono external mic for a gig on an Sony ARII to grab basic sound, needed to be better than internal mic. Did the job perfectly as camera was able to power the mic fine. Then tried it on other setups - many cameras refused to power the mic - they would need a mic with an internal battery. Also tried with the OSMO hand held, and here, it worked half the time. Sometimes it would record fine, but other times got massive amounts of system noise - which other external mics did not create - so the VideoMicro and OSMO combination is not reliable. Note also the windshield is pretty basic and wont stop wind noise as well as some other more expensive Rode systems.

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    Can this be used with an iphone as well as a samsung galaxy S6?
    Asked on 6/6/2016 by Stephanie from Melbourne Australia

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      Hi Stephanie,

      This microphone won't work with any smartphone. Please look at the Rode VideoMic ME model. As this is designed for smartphones.

      Answered on 6/6/2016 by Anonymous
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UPC: 698813004362
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SC2 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Patch Cable
  • WS9 Deluxe Windshield
  • Lyre Shoe-Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extended to 2-Years with Registration)

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Mobile Audio Accessories
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Wired Microphone Accessories
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What's in the box
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SC2 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Patch Cable
  • WS9 Deluxe Windshield
  • Lyre Shoe-Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extended to 2-Years with Registration)
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