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B&H # RONTG3 Mfr # NTG-3
You Pay: $699.00

Also available in an Enhanced Black Finish exclusively through B&H (#RONTG3B)

Product Highlights
  • RF Rejection and Low Noise
  • Withstands Adverse Conditions
  • Broadcast Sound Quality

The Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Microphone is a professional shotgun microphone that delivers a few unique qualities in order to meet the demands of today's broadcast audio engineers and boom operators. The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WIFI networks, internet devices, power lines, etc. The microphone is also built to withstand the rigors of adverse weather conditions.

Of course special attention is paid to the accurate, directional pickup characteristics and its frequency response, sensitivity and low noise floor, which result in pristine audio quality. The NTG-3 shotgun microphone is an ideal solution for outdoor ENG and studio applications.

RF Rejection
The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WIFI networks, internet devices, power lines, etc.
Withstands Adverse Conditions
The microphone is constructed to withstand adverse weather conditions for more stable use outdoors.
Supercardioid Line+Gradient Pickup
The supercardioid, shotgun characteristics provide excellent off-axis rejection, focused pickup and longer range.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Line-Gradient Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 117dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81dB SPL (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level 130dB
Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power
Output Impedance Nominal: 25 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 10 x 0.74" (255 x 19mm)
Weight 5.74oz (163g)
Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone
  • Water Resistant Aluminum Storage Case
  • Windshield
  • Zip Pouch
  • Microphone Clip
  • 10 Year Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RodeNTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (32)
    • Easy to use (30)
    • Lightweight (26)
    • Versatile (21)
    • Durable (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (30)
      • Performances (12)
      • Amateur recording (10)
      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (25), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4)

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great mic for the $

      By Nick, Orange Fox Creative

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me pro

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

          We use this primarily on a boom pole, but the pattern is wide enough that it works well as an on-camera mic too--used on the c300 since it doesn't have a built-in mic.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Better low-end response than expected

          By Clicks

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

            This is a great microphone. It met my expectations and has better-than-expected low end response. It sounds great!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best quality for a great price!

            By TJ

            from Atlanta GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Film productions
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

              Sounds just as good as a 416 to me. Just a tiny bit more low end (which I like).

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Microphone!!

              By Tyler the Videographer

              from Anchorage, AK

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                This is an Amazing microphone! beautiful sound quality. super well built. I'm using it for a feature length indie film no problems or complaints.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ideal for one-man-band shooters

                By Gabriel

                from Thousand Oaks, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                  Excellent sound quality, just like anything from Rode, but this one is exceptional. Was initially a bit worried about the wider pick-up range in this mic, but for me, as a shooter who's often managing shoots all by myself, having a bit more of a forgiving range is actually better. I can mount this on a c-stand and not worry if talent moves a bit while I'm shooting. Spend the extra money over the NTG2. Seriously. Audio is SO critical. It's worth a few hundred bucks more. The build on this is exceptional. Sound quality is just straight up cinema-level. Love it.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By Mikey

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                    I purchased this microphone with the package. This microphone has outdone itself over and over. I love it.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By Mikey

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                      I purchased this microphone with the package. I am extremely satisfied with with its clarity.

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                      5.0

                      Broadcast quality audio

                      By Brandon

                      from Newport, RI

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                        This mic comes with a beautiful metal case (inside is padded to protect the mic). Great range and pickup. I use it on a shotgun mount but I imagine it'd work just as well or even better with a boom pole.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic

                        By Ben

                        from Edmond, OK

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Field Audio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                          After shooting our first interview with the mic, I couldn't be more pleased. It's more affordable than some other mics in its class, but performs just as well as well if not better than the others I've used. I'll likely be buying a second in the near future. The only thing I could ask for is the option for a battery when (rarely) using a device without phantom power.Very present, very clear, very clean, very durable.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excelent; and for the price

                          By Fish

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                            I have yet to test the microphone in difference projects, but it is solid. And produces clear sound. It is a joy to watch. And it is rather cheap for a microphone this good.

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                            4.0

                            a really good mic

                            By David

                            from Long Beach CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                              I just used this mic to record the audio for a PSA-style video. It was used for both children and adults, male and female and the sound quality was great for all. It is also a very responsive mic.

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                              5.0

                              Smaller is better.

                              By Jeff TV

                              from Westerville, OH

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Professional Recording
                                • Tv Remote Productions

                                Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                Our students use this frequently. It has great long distance pickup and is more compact than the similar model we bought three years ago. Easy to store and anyone with medium size and strength can be our boom operator.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Really good shotgun mic

                                By RJS

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Film

                                  Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                  I am a writer, director, and producer of Independent films and have had the oportunity to work with many different shotgun mics on set. The Rode NTG-3 is the best in its price range because it's clean, clear, and rich with perfect dynamic range latitude for Boom Operators with varying degrees of experience. The NTG-3 is forgiving for less than perfect placement while catching full, natural sounding dialogue. When you factor in all the variables of what is needed to capture great audio on the set of an Independent film, you'd be hard pressed to find a better shotgun mic for the price than the Rode NTG-3.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  NTG-3 Awesome Mic

                                  By Stevo

                                  from St. Louis MO

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                  I have a Sennheiser ME-66 which is childs play compared to the Rode NTG-3 . The NTG-3 minimizes HVAC and room noise and sound incredible. It is as good as a lav if not better. Very rich sound. I would highly recommend this mic.

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                                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Mic

                                  By AVSNJ

                                  from Newark, New Jersey

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                    Used for Interviews and works great

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                                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GREAT MIC

                                    By Buster

                                    from Hollywood,CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                      Better than expected
                                      what a fantastic mic

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      NTG-3 Microphone

                                      By SKIP of New York

                                      from New York, NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Performances
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                        Bought this product to record business meetings and could not be happier with the product. It is clear when there is no background noise, captures voices very well and with little noise. Only downside is it's only phantom powered, otherwise is a great mic for it's price range.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        True broadcast quality and durability

                                        By Gemini Pictures

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                          Top grade build quality. Broadcast quality sound. Even the protective tube that comes with the mic is built like a tank. Highly recommended.

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                                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Awesome!

                                          By opticrhythm

                                          from hershey, pa

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                            Haven't gotten a chance to use this much yet, but the quality is amazing...highly recommended!

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                                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Awsesome Mic

                                            By Phil

                                            from Vail, CO

                                            About Me Experienced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Sound
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone:

                                              Works and sounds great

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