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Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones

B&H # ROSM3 MFR # SM3
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Product Highlights
  • Camera Shoe Mount
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Fits Most Shotgun Microphones

The Rode SM3 is a unique universal shock mount for shotgun microphones, featuring a 4-way rubber suspension system with a quick-release tilt mechanism, enabling simplified directional angling and minimal visual intrusion.

The SM3 is equipped with a large positioning screw handle for a secure grip, and an oversized, easily accessed adjustment wheel for the shoe adapter. The mounting system provides 3/8"-16 internal threading for boom poles, and a standard hot shoe adapter for camera mounting.

Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones
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    RodeSM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones
     
    4.0

    (based on 96 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (64)
    • Lightweight (46)
    • Compact (34)
    • Versatile (32)
    • Good audio (22)

    Cons

    • Not durable (12)
    • Unreliable (8)
    • Unstable (4)
    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (50)
    • Outdoor events / games (40)
    • Amateur recording (38)
    • Performances (25)
    • Home studio (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (73), Novice (13), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Can't Really Screw This One Up

    I've been a fan of Rode products for years - stable - dependable - long lasting - Dingos. I use this particular shock mount atop my dSLR camera and it provides enough stability to...Read complete review

    I've been a fan of Rode products for years - stable - dependable - long lasting - Dingos. I use this particular shock mount atop my dSLR camera and it provides enough stability to handle the heaviest of shotgun mics in the most extreme of circumstances. Bears. Ice Fishing. Rio. I own about 50 of these but one camera - that's how awesome they are to have around. It LOCKS in wonderfully and has an adjustable tilt mechanism to point the gun in any number of directions. Well....really up and down - but what's the point of shooting your subject and recording the audio from a completely different angle?! No idea - still a nice option I guess. The device came with extra mount bands for when I get drunk and start shooting them at people. Very important. In closing - Rode is great and since this device is pretty straight forward they can't really screw this one up. Okay - where's my $1,000 B&H?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poorly made

    This would be a very useful little shockmount -- the shockmount part is a convenient size for the ME66 and the rubber bands seem to have about the right amount of tension -- but...Read complete review

    This would be a very useful little shockmount -- the shockmount part is a convenient size for the ME66 and the rubber bands seem to have about the right amount of tension -- but unfortunately, the plastic base is very cheaply made. We recently bought seven of them for our lab, and five of the seven had part of the plastic that was already broken, or literally broke off in my hands the first time I loosened the shockmount (loosened, not tightened). It was exactly the same part that broke or was broken on each one. They still worked without the little piece of plastic that fell off, but who knows for how long they would. I'm returning them.

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    5.0

    mic mount review

    By Grieves Starlord

    from San Jose

    Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

    This is an easy to use mount for the shotgun mic that adjusts nicely and keeps the mic in place for the boom operator.

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    4.0

    Versatile Mic Shock Mount

    By Mike

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

      The Rode SM3 adequately serves to eliminate sound transfer and can be used on light video cameras, DSLRs and on boom poles. It is of plastic construction and can break if not handled with some amount of care. It is of sufficient quality and value that we bought another when the first one failed after years of use.

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      4.0

      I use this with the Rode boom pole

      By Matty G

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

      If there were half stars it would be 3.5. I'm not in love with it. It screws right into the pole, which is great, but the mic occasionally slips out of the rubber bands and there is a slight noise if you don't get it back in immediately.

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      5.0

      Great Buy!

      By Andrew

      from Peterborough, NH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

        - Holds microphone steady.
        - easily adjusted
        - works great

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        2.0

        Doesn't hold the mic

        By Awakened Heart Prodn

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

          I pulled the XLR cable out of the NTG3 with the mic pointed straight down and was hooking the cable up to another mic. Looked back and the NTG3 had slipped out of the top mounts and was hanging by about 1/8" from the bottom mounts.
          Never had that happen with the pearstone.

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          5.0

          Great shock mount

          By Logan

          from Dallas

          Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

          It fits my rode boompole like a glove and I get almost no reverb from my mic. Great purchase.

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          2.0

          Unflexibel Shoe mount

          By ededinson

          from switzerland

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                I use it on camera via shoe mount and on accessory shoe rail. The shoe mount is only applyable in one direktion and has a blocker, so it can only be mounted on the end of the accessory rail, and only in line with the rail.
                unfortunately this problem can not be seen on image because the mount on the sm3 is not visible!

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                5.0

                Just right for the indie filmmaker

                By Japwolf

                from Elkton, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                  This is a must have for the indie filmmaker that wants good audio from their mic attached to their camera. The mount suspends your mic so that it doesn't touch the camera which will eliminate any vibration from movement.

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                  5.0

                  Great Shock Mount for HDSLR

                  By Jack of All Trades

                  from Rio Vista, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Shock Absorption

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Hdslr On Camera Mount

                  Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                  This is what I expect from Rode. Solid construction, excellent shock absoprtion -- and a spare set of shock-mount bands.

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                  4.0

                  Simply perfect!

                  By A. Norton

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                    Very easy to use, sets up in no time, and very durable. Not to mention rather reasonably priced! Buy it - you cannot go wrong...

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                      4.0

                      It works

                      By PureJarrett

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording

                        Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                        I've done 6 shoots with it and it really makes everything a bit easier especially when adjusting your hands. I would recommend this to anyone starting that needs a mount.

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                        4.0

                        mosty better

                        By Pat

                        from Salt Lake City

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                          bought this to replace the pearstone version that broke in 2 places. This one looks to be made from much higher quality materials and I suspect it will last the course...but the rubber bands aren't quite tight enough for an NTG-3 with softie, it pulls on it and slips out in boom configuration. Strong bands would solve it.

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                          4.0

                          SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun

                          By 3-D guy

                          from Wisconsin

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fairly Good Isolation
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                              Works pretty well. You may want to twist the elastics for a tighter hold. Please understand that the foot that would go into the hotshoe has a little stop on the back so it will only slide foward a certain amount. This works well on the normal hot shoe, however it will not slide very far when using a hot shoe extender like the Flashner Kit. I had to use a different foot so it would slide down the flashner. I suppose you could always file it down as well

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                              4.0

                              Decent Shock Mount

                              By Cole

                              from West Monroe, Louisiana

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                    This seems to be a decent shock mount. I haven't used it much, but it has helped when I have used it.

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                                    5.0

                                    a good product

                                    By jml photo

                                    from nj

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                    I use this on an ag-ac130 with a Rode mic. There is no sound transfer from camera movement.It adds almost no weight. I removed the factory mic mount for fear of it breaking off. Nothing bad to say.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By Jay

                                    from Hicksville,NY

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                      Its a great product very strong, easy to mount and Flexible.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great

                                      By CB

                                      from MI

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events

                                        Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                        Works great for the NTG-2 and keeps handling noise off recording.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great compliment to Rode Micro Boompole

                                        By Brian

                                        from Portland, OR

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Field recording

                                        Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                        This fits perfectly onto my Rode Micro Boompole. I used with a Sennheiser ME-66 and it worked great. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because it's made out of a fairly cheap plastic.

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                                        5.0

                                        good construction but a bit loose

                                        By michael

                                        from santa clara

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                            i bought this for a ntg-2 shotgun mic which is a pretty standard mic. The mic fit easily but seems a bit loose. I leave the mic in the shock mount all the time but when my DSLR rig goes into the case, the mic sometimes bangs on the camera. I changed the bands to somethign that is less flexible and it work much better. The rest o the contruction is sturdy and the ability to change the angle of the mic is really great.

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                                            4.0

                                            Also works on a boom pole

                                            By Ryantothec

                                            from Santa Clarita, CA

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Rode SM3 - On-Camera Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones:

                                                  I bought this to use on a boom pole, and it does have the threads on the bottom side to do so. Solid construction on the part that you loosen and tighten to tilt the angle, but overall the whole thing feels like a big piece of plastic.

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