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Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Compact Stereo Condenser Microphone with Camera Shoe Mount

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The Audio-Technica Pro-24CM Compact Stereo Condenser Microphone delivers pro-level stereo reproduction for video camera mounting. The compact Pro-24CM features a pair of cardioid elements in an X-Y configuration to provide the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field. The result is a realistic stereo sound with pristine fidelity and minimal noise. The condenser element is powered with an LR44 battery or with plug-in power wherever provided.

True X/Y Stereo Capturing
The Pro-24CM features two capsules mounted in an X/Y position for true spatial impact and realism of a live sound field.
LR44 or Plug-in Power Capable
Battery-free operation when used with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the mic input.
Compact Design
Compact, lightweight design is perfect for camera-mount use.
Transducer Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern X/Y Stereo
Frequency Response 100Hz - 17kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 82dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 57dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 119dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Power Requirements 2-10VDC plug-in power
Output Impedance 600 ohms
Output Connectors 3.5 mm stereo mini plug on cable
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 4.59 x 0.83" (116.5 x 21mm)
Weight 3.9 oz (111 g)
Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Compact Stereo Condenser Microphone with Camera Shoe Mount
  • Video Camera Shoe Mount
  • LR44 Battery
  • Windscreen
  • Soft Pouch
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaPro-24CM - Stereo Microphone
     
    3.9

    (based on 116 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (84)
    • Great sound quality (59)
    • Easy to use (58)
    • Durable (40)
    • Simple use (32)

    Cons

    • Noisy (16)
    • Flimsy (3)
    • Slight hiss (3)
    • Unreliable (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (27)
    • Professional (26)
    • Productivity (14)
    • Den (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (63), Gearhead (23), Technically challenged (7), Photographer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (74), Business (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent microphone for the money

    I needed a good microphone for my JVC GR-DV500US. After really taking a look at the videos I've shot over the years on it, I came to realize just how awful the on-board mic...Read complete review

    I needed a good microphone for my JVC GR-DV500US. After really taking a look at the videos I've shot over the years on it, I came to realize just how awful the on-board mic is on the camcorder. It has a mic input which is a godsend on any camcorder, so I figured I might as well finally put it to good use. The problem was deciding which kind of mic I needed. I decided to go with a stereo mic since I found out shotguns were mono sound. I am by no means a pro, just an enthusiast looking to shoot good video. Price was another problem. I got some serious sticker shock seeing how much camcorder mics go for.

    After months of research, I finally came across this particular mic. It didn't seem too large, it had a metal body, and the price was more than reasonable. But how was the sound? I wound up finding an electronics test site that had a video review of the mic and I was impressed by the sound quality and the reduction of background noise in the review. I decided to run over to B&H and grab the mic. I also got a Bescor VB-50 bracket so I had setup for the mic and my video light. I shot some footage in midtown Manhattan after Sunday mass on Easter along Park Avenue and in a little park across the street from Macy's. The sound was a major step up to say the least. Depsite the usual hustle and bustle of NYC streets, the sounds were a lot clearer and the annoying background noise was greatly reduced. Overall, this is a very good microphone if you want to improve the sound in your videos.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not great on the 5D Mark II

    This mic is small and fits the 5D Mark II perfectly; but the audio leaves something to be desired. While the stereo sound quality is superior to the built-in mono mic, this mic...Read complete review

    This mic is small and fits the 5D Mark II perfectly; but the audio leaves something to be desired. While the stereo sound quality is superior to the built-in mono mic, this mic forces the 5D to record sound at a very high gain level - thus there is a constant 'hiss' in the audio. Without the ability to control levels in the 5D, I'm not sure this is the best choise.

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    3.0

    Great background audio

    By Olmsted VIP

    from Brookline, MA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Functionality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Bands
    • Nature Audio

    Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

    Perfect for outdoor music concerts with a solid sound system. Great for picking up natural sounds at close range, (wind in trees and a small stream/waterfall).

    Does not pick up voices/conversations well when more than 4-5 feet away.

    My difficulty with this piece of equipment is that you have no idea how long the battery will last, there was no indicator for me whether or not the equipment was working - had to wait to see it in production (why I though unreliable). Also, changing the battery is difficult - I needed pin nose pliers to change the battery.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    4.0

    Worth the money, don't expect too much

    By Bry

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

      I'm happy enough with the quality from this microphone. It works and it sounds more professional than the on camera mic. The battery seems like it will last a long time and the cord is easy enough to keep out of the way. (I wrap it around the front of the shoe mount to keep it off my screen). I would only use this as a replacement for the on board mic for quick audio. To get better results, get the mic closer to your speaker/talent. If you've got $ to spend, don't get a rode - buy a external recorder and this for your quick and dirty work and as a backup.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Decent microphone

      By Martin

      from Western New York

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

          Haven't owned the mic long enough to fully review. Bought this mic to use on a DSLR for video/audio capture. Microphone works well, good stereo seperation. Helps to focus audio capture to subject up to 5 feet away. Much better than built in mic on camera.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          1.0

          Worst than built in mic

          By Sasa

          from Canada

          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

          Total garbage. Built in mic on d7100 much much much better. Worst spent $ ever

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          5.0

          Expanding into DSLR video

          By Catvet

          from Washougal, WA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

              My husband and I are going on safari this fall and the versatility of taking video as well as still photos looks like a natural avenue to explore for us.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By BLee

              from Naples Florida

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

              This little microphone packs a big punch. I'm coming from a mono shotgun mic and I needed stereo sound and this little microphone does the job. Great pick up great price and great sound quality easy-to-use. I would highly recommend it if your looking for a quality stereo mic in this price point. B&H always delivers the best quality service and ease of ordering.

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              3.0

              Cheap, gets the job done.

              By JT

              from Crested Butte, CO

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Productivity

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

              Used mainly for outdoor shooting on a job site. Captures much of the surroundings, decent for quick voice bites. Does have a buzzing sound, but can be tweaked slightly in post production. A good option for getting started.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Better than nothing!

              By Nico

              from Reno, NV

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

              This on-camera shotgun mic is ideal for non-professionals that simply want better sound on their camcorders and the low budget professionals just starting out. Decent quality sound for the price.

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              4.0

              Good performance for the price

              By Mike Grayhair

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Presentations

                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                I used it with my digital camera to record about 90 minutes of video at a noisy fish fry and outdoor car show, and it did a much better job than the built-in camera mike would have done. It will be a permanent item in my camera bag. Only complaint: There should be an LED to remind you that it's on, so you don't accidentally leave it on and run the batteries down.

                Also, it should come with a plug adapter for equipment that has micro-sized inserts.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great Mic for DSLR camera sound

                By Bill

                from Staatsburg, NY

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home videos
                  • Productivity
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                  I use this mic on my Canon 5D Mark III and it attaches easily & provides great sound on videos.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  I will buy more product in the near futu

                  By boofer

                  from Denver colorado

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                  camcorder, lt weight,fair price,great product for the money! Dealing with B&H has been a pleasure. detailed, curtious, and on time!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Clean and Directional Audio

                  By M3films

                  from Denver, CO

                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                  The audio from this microphone is a vast improvement over the onboard microphone on my Nikon D800. The audio comes thru cleaner and more directional. I use it primarily when I'm capturing b-roll to get nice ambient sound. For interviews I use a separate Sony Wireless lavaliere. The price to quality beats out most other microphones costing twice as much. If audio is important to you this little gem is sure to be a nice, affordable upgrade.

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                  1.0

                  no good

                  By frank the tank

                  from new york city

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                      this mic is total garbage..i bought it because of the low price tag.save your money people.unless ur in a 100% noise free enviroment and you take the mic off the shoe and put it to your lips.then youll get good audio.

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                      • Personal

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                      3.0

                      Good for the price

                      By George

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Noisy

                      Best Uses

                      • Presentations

                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                      Based on the reviews I read of all the sub-$ DSLR compatible mics, none are perfect and all have drawbacks. As I didn't want to pay extra for less than ideal, I settled on this one and was quite surprised. Certainly not as bad as some reviews suggested. Yes, it is noisy but that's quite easy to correct even with very basic software. A good entry level mic. or for those on a budget.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Great product for an affordable price

                      By Nick

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Noisy

                      Best Uses

                      • Productivity

                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                      I use this product with my canon t3i and have no complaints.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Good Mic for Go Pro H3

                      By B

                      from California

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Productivity
                        • Professional

                        Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                        Use along with the Go Pro

                        - uses include in-car and out-of-car shots
                        - musical performances (drum camera, ect)
                        - other miscellaneous videos

                        It very small and light weight which is great for small spaces or tight setups in the cars or around the drums and other equipment.. and, the headphone jack is great for plug in play with the audio adapter from Go Pro.

                        the only downside that i would say would be is that it doesn't come with a second wind screen. It does have a black one as shown in the picture but the grey fuzzy one wasn't included. which in other stores it is.. but oh well. thats not too big of a deal

                        overall it a great product, microphone sounds great, its not expensive at all, and it does exactly what i need it to do.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        great sounding microphone

                        By AP

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                            This microphone is an ideal addition to my small SLR video rig. It is portable and captures a great stereo sound.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            3.0

                            OK for SLRs but needs adapter w camcoder

                            By sailinsteve

                            from San Jose, CA

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                                  The microphone has a connector that fits full size SLRs but not camcorders.
                                  Since an adapter will increase the price almost double, I have not used it yet.
                                  Disipointed that I wasn't warned about camcorder compatibility.
                                  My Canon M500 has a mini connector.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  It does what it says it does

                                  By Shekinah

                                  from Saint George Utah

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                                      It does what it says it does and that is to provide a stereo alternative to a camera's built in mic, at a pro level!
                                      Whilst the 'Pro level' can be disputable, it remains tied to what you pay for the product.
                                      I use this mic on my Nikon D600 because I want stereo reproduction of ambient and close quarter sounds.
                                      I also use a Zoom H4n for more serious stereo sound collection.
                                      If one complains about the mic still being able to pick up zoom and focus noises, albeit much less so, then it should be remembered that an audio professional wouldn't go that route. He'll use an off camera mic every time!
                                      The high level frequency ability of this mic is very good. attested when I recorded several wind chimes ringing.
                                      The lower frequencies ability of the mic are less than 'very good' but still quite capable. So when will you record an earthquake?
                                      Speech was also very good and I had no issue with quietness. My camera has adjustable manual gain control....just turn it up!
                                      I like this mic at what I consider to be a 'silly cheap' price.
                                      The (tiny) battery issue is less convenient for some buyers because they are not so readily available but it doesn't worry me as I have plug-in power from the camera at the mini jack input.
                                      The mic is also mounted in a soft rubber 'sleeve' to dampen camera handling noises.
                                      Whilst the price made me think twice about buying this product, I also have Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones which are astounding! So I went ahead and I was pleasantly surprised.
                                      The mic also came with a padded zipable sleeve for storage - Nice.
                                      I would recommend it to a friend

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                                      • Personal

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                                      1.0

                                      HORRIBLE - worse than internal mic!

                                      By PR

                                      from New York

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                                            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                                            I'm a seasoned cameraman with solid audio background. I wanted to get a mic to up the audio recording potential of my Canon 7D set-up so in run and gun situations (when you don't needs great audio) i bought this mic - it's small but definitely much larger than camera's internal mic so it HAD to be better. Unfortunately a quick test of recording with the this mic and without proves how SUPERIOR camera's internal mic (!!!) is to this junk. Use your camera's internal mic for better audio!

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                                            • Business

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                                            Batteries & Power

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                                            Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

                                            General Brand -  LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
                                            • You Pay: $2.14
                                             
                                            General Brand -  MS 76 (SR44/EPX76) 1.5v Silver Battery
                                            • You Pay: $3.49
                                             

                                            Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                            Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 3'
                                            • You Pay: $3.99
                                             

                                            Wind Protection

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                                            Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                                            WindTech -  Fur Fitted Microphone Windshield
                                            • You Pay: $29.95
                                             

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                                            Polsen -  SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
                                            • You Pay: $139.95
                                             
                                            Rode -  Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
                                            • You Pay: $49.00
                                             

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                                            Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

                                            Auray -  DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
                                            • You Pay: $49.95
                                             

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                                            Additional brackets and rigs allow more convenient piggy-backing of devices.

                                            Vello -  Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.1" Wide)
                                            • You Pay: $24.90
                                             
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