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Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

You Pay: $249.00
Product Highlights
  • High Off-Axis Attenuation
  • Includes Windscreen and Mount

The Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone is designed for professional audio capturing in the field or indoors. With a history of manufacturing quality studio microphones, Rode has implemented low noise output electronics and wide bandwidth, both of which attribute to the NTG-1's broadcast sound quality.

The supercardioid polar pattern and line plus gradient acoustic principle effectively minimize audio and noise at the off-axis (sides) of the microphone, while the front of the capsule accurately reproduces incoming audio signal. The result is greater intelligibility and signal-to-noise ratio while using the NTG-1 in noisy environments.

The NTG-1 is powered with an external +48 Volt phantom power source; the output is a standard 3-pin XLR male connector.

The microphone features a rugged, all metal, light weight enclosure that is ideal for camera mounting yet durable enough to withstand the rigors of heavy road use. The Rode NTG-1 is packaged with a microphone stand mount and windscreen.

Super-Cardioid Polar Pattern
The super-cardioid polar pattern and line gradient acoustic principle allow for a narrow pick up pattern at the front of the capsule while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections.
Lightweight Durable Construction
The NTG-1 features a lightweight metal housing that is ideal for camera mounting.
Low Handling Noise
Low noise output electronics provides high signal-to-noise ratio. The NTG-1 is designed to also reduce noise caused by handling, rigid mounting hardware, loose cabling etc.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 121dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76dB (1kHz rel, 1Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 139dB SPL (@ 1% THD into 1k ohm)
Power Requirements +48V phantom, 44V to 52V
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR balanced
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 8.54 x .87" (217 x 022mm)
Weight 3.7 oz (105g)
Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • Windscreen
  • Zippered Pouch
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    RodeNTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (55)
    • Lightweight (52)
    • Easy to use (48)
    • Compact (40)
    • Versatile (31)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (31)
    • Outdoor events / games (30)
    • Amateur recording (23)
    • Performances (22)
    • Home studio (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (44), Novice (10), Tech savvy (3)
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    5.0

    Solid mic, affordable price

    By Kevin K

    from Littleton, CO

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Flexible
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

      I use this for marketing and highlight videos for my school. I thought the improvement over the XF-100 camera's on-board mics would be noticeable, but not significant. But the ability to place the mic closer to the subject without wiring up a lav mic has been awesome. Even the included foam windscreen has impressed me. For the price and ease of use, the RODE has been perfect!

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      5.0

      Good on-camera mic so far

      By Indrid Cold

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

        I bought this microphone to attach to the shotgun mount of my Sony PMW-200 camcorder. It's short enough to attach to the camera without invading my shot. It was a little too thin to fit into the camera mount, but I taped a small piece of foam paper around the base of the microphone and now it fits perfectly.

        I've had it for a few months and it has worked well so far. I ran into a situation where I needed to record someone talking and didn't have ideal equipment with me. We were outdoors in a noisy environment and only had this microphone attached to my camera to try to pick up some useable audio.

        Obviously, the end result wasn't amazing quality audio, but I still felt that this mic did an amazing job considering the situation and I was able to use some of what we recorded that day.

        It has certainly served me well so far and I would recommend it to others.

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        5.0

        Great mic

        By Garry

        from Bay area- california

        Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

        Superb sound quality , light weight, easy install , best for film shooting and wedding. I like it very much and i recmonde everyone to buy this mic....

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        5.0

        Let there be good sound!

        By Dave Cooper

        from Baltimore, MD

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

          I bought this mic to use on my C100. A fantastic mic in build-quality and sound-quality. You cannot go wrong for the money. Also, I didn't want to have a longer mic that could extend into my wide-angle shots so I chose the NTG1 over the NTG2. Same mic, the only difference being the NTG2 takes batteries and is therefore longer.

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          5.0

          Great Mic, amazing range

          By Gary Z

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

            Very clear audio and really wide range, good for profession production as well as for home use.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Entry Level Mic

            By Riff-Raff

            from Buffalo, New York

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

            I bought this Microphone as part of the Bundle Kit that B&H has and I love it. I'm just starting to break into location sound and sound design so i needed a shotgun mic that was at a professional level but still affordable. The mic is plenty sensitive and captures all frequencies at fairly even levels. The lows are a little weak, but not to a level that should really cause a lot of problems. Especially for the price. i don't have a problem with it not having a battery (The only difference between the NTG-1 and NTG-2) but if you don't have a power supply or a recorder that can supply phantom than this could be an issue. The included windscreen is borderline nonsense but that is usually the case for all shotguns, and if your not buying a softy or blimp with the microphone, that's on you. Overall it's a great entry level mic that is well worth the price.

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            4.0

            Good Audio For Non-Sound Guy

            By Marky Mark

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

              I am not a sound guy but I recognize the importance of good audio. This mic is very satisfactory for my needs. Full, crisp sound with low noise.

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              5.0

              Great Mic

              By Justin

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Audio

                Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                The Rode NTG-1 is a great mic to have on hand. I purchased it so I wouldn't let the extra XLR input on my Canon XA10 go to waste. The frequency response is good and it has excellent dynamic range. For $[$]just having it in use pays for itself compared to the camera's onboard mic.The directionality is great, especially attached to a camera. I didn't notice any camera noise at all and I'm sure it's good to be used from a boom as well. The only issue I came across is that it doesn't fit in the shotgun mic attachment on my camera, this was easily solved using some styrofoam padding.It's a great mic for a decent price compared to other models in the same range. Its specs are way above what most Audio Technica and lower-end mics are as well.

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                5.0

                Excellent Microphone

                By Samson

                from Idaho Falls, ID

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  So far this has been an excellent microphone. The Rode NTG-1 paired with the Tascam DR-60d is a killer combination.

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                    4.0

                    Love it

                    By Mr. Tob

                    from Lexington, KY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                      I make advertisements and short films constantly and I needed a good boom mic, and this thing delivers. Gives good tone and rich bases. It is kind of sensitive to the wind, even with a wind buster but still a solid mic.

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                      5.0

                      Great mic

                      By Mac

                      from Monterey, CA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                          Not even needing the caveat "for the money", this is a great mic. I've compared it on a shoot with my Sennheiser 416s, and to be honest, in post I can't tell which is which. Very nice sound.

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                          4.0

                          Great Mic

                          By Matt

                          from NW, Ohio

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                            Great mic, very sensitive, can pick up sounds that I cannot hear. Maybe a little too sensitive....still not sure.

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                            5.0

                            Amazing sound for the price

                            By Bertus

                            from South Africa

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Ambient sound
                              • Documentaries
                              • Events
                              • Interviews
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording
                              • Travel Videos

                              Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              I'm using the microphone with my Canon 7D and a Zoom H4n recorder. I got a Rycote Universal Camera kit that includes a mount and windshield. I was very hesitant to buy a microphone at such a comperatively low price, since I know how important sound is and that it is better to invest in the best quality. I am very impressed, however, with the quality of sound I am getting. I know a sound expert will probably be able to tell me how much better a Sennheiser 416 is. But to most ordinary people, including me who have been doing professional camera work for years, the audio sounds, well, just great. The look and feel of the microphone speaks of quality. The length is also perfect for a DSLR and even on a wide lens, the microphone mounted on the camera's hot shoe does not get into shot.

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                              4.0

                              Great little microphone!

                              By CodyTheFilmmaker

                              from Montreal, Quebec

                              About Me Experienced

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                I use this microphone to record live stage performances like school plays and concerts. It works really well and has a nice sound to it. My only complaint is the lack of battery operation wich I knew about when I bought it but became really inconvenient after usage.

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                                5.0

                                Good price good product

                                By Ofer Geva V&A

                                from Jerusalem, Israel

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video Shotgun

                                  Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                  Love this mic on the camera and on a boom. Works great.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Mic

                                  By Tech2

                                  from Altus, OK

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    This is my 1st directional mic and am loving the quality it brings!

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Deal

                                    By TeachFilm

                                    from Richmond, VA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                      My TV production students use this mic in the field and it picks up great sound! We have an NTG-1 & NTG-2 and both mics are awesome. Would definitely recommend if you plan on getting quality sound in the field!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great microphone at a good price

                                      By School Videos

                                      from Melbourne, Victoria

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                        This microphone performed very well. I use it to film school concerts and it picks up the sound so well that we rarely need to use the live feed from the mixing desk. Great value and would definitely recommend this to others.

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome Mic

                                        By SCSR

                                        from Victoria, BC

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          This mic is a big step forward for me in Video Production; the sound quality is amazing!

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                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great For DSLR Video Shooters

                                          By Jakonian

                                          from Las Vegas, NV

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          See all my reviews

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Events
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                            How I Use This Product: Audio recording for video. I hook it up to my Zoom H4N and sync up the sound in post with footage from my 5D MK II. I highly recommend using a shock mount while mobile on a boom pole. Other wise, this mic is so sensitive, it'll pick up the vibration sound.The included mic clip is great if you're leaving in stationary on a boom mic stand. Excellent pickup pattern. In a quite studio, it works flawlessly if you put in on axis correctly. Out in the field, it does exceptionally well for getting the target sound. Picks up some background noise, but as long as you get room tone or ambient noise track separately, you won't notice. It'll just sound natural.Overall, very impressed. Worth the money and since it's the only mic I have right now, I'm finding it to be very versatile in all my video and foley situations.

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                                            Accessory Packages

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                                            Rycote -  Classic-Softie Camera Kit for Shotgun Microphones (15cm)
                                            • You Pay: $199.00
                                             

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                                            Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
                                            • You Pay: $17.99
                                             

                                            Shockmounts

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                                            Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

                                            Rode -  SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones
                                            • You Pay: $49.95
                                             
                                            Auray -  DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
                                            • You Pay: $49.95
                                             

                                            Wind Protection

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                                            Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                                            Rode -  Dead Cat Wind Muff for VideoMic, NTG-1 and NTG-2 Microphones
                                            • You Pay: $35.75
                                             
                                            Auray -  Fuzzy Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones (7")
                                            • You Pay: $29.00
                                             

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                                            Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                                            Alfa Case -  10" MicTube Shotgun Microphone Case, Small
                                            • You Pay: $69.45
                                             

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                                            Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

                                            Polsen -  SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
                                            • You Pay: $139.95
                                             
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                                            • You Pay: $129.00
                                             
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