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Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe

B&H # PECSAII Mfr # CSA-II
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Product Highlights
  • Designed for All Canon Camcorders
  • Only Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe Needed
  • Mounts External Lights & Microphones
  • Locks Easier with Modified Locking Wheel
  • Provides Better Hold to Canon Camcorder
  • Features Front Stop on Top Shoe

The Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe is designed for all Canon Camcorders with a Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe. It allows you to mount external lights and microphones that feature a universal (AIS) cold shoe. Plus it features a locking wheel that's not only easier to lock, but holds better to the camera than previous models. It also has a front stop on the top shoe for more secure mounting.

Compatible with all Canon Camcorders that feature the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Mounts external lights and microphones with universal type mount
Easy to lock locking wheel holds better to camera
Features a front stop on the top shoe and modern design
Compatibility All Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.9 x 1.6 x 1.4" (2.3 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm)
Weight 0.9 oz (25.5 g)
Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PearstoneCSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe
     
    4.5

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (28)
    • Well built / quality (21)
    • Improves performance (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting indoors (26)
      • Shooting outdoors (26)
      • Home movies (24)
      • Travel (14)
      • Documentaries (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (26), Aspiring film maker (13), Film professional (6), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (46)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does the job, could fit better.

      It does the job it is designed to do, and I much prefer this to having to mount my Rode mic on a separate handle. However, being designed for the Canon hot shoe,...Read complete review

      It does the job it is designed to do, and I much prefer this to having to mount my Rode mic on a separate handle. However, being designed for the Canon hot shoe, it could fit a little better and not totally rely on the tension of the screw to hold it in place. Also, as others have mentioned, on my HF G10 it extends over the zoom control. I would recommend this as an alternative to using a separate mount.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Design, Shaky Execution

      The self-contained locking screw is easier to get to than most of this type of gear. And the product meets a definite need that Canon has created in their zeal to be over-proprietary.Read complete review

      The self-contained locking screw is easier to get to than most of this type of gear. And the product meets a definite need that Canon has created in their zeal to be over-proprietary.

      But the unit tends to be "wobbly", due in part to its high profile, and due in part to the plastic used on the lug that fits into a Canon.

      So, its a useful product --- that could have been executed a little better.

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      3.0

      Good Design, Shaky Execution

      By Dan

      from Wheeling, IL

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

            The self-contained locking screw is easier to get to than most of this type of gear. And the product meets a definite need that Canon has created in their zeal to be over-proprietary.

            But the unit tends to be "wobbly", due in part to its high profile, and due in part to the plastic used on the lug that fits into a Canon.

            So, its a useful product --- that could have been executed a little better.

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            3.0

            Okay!

            By Andrew

            from Illinois

            Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

            It fit a little loose and it doesn't tighten down easy which during use I find myself holding it with my hand when possible. Price is fair but would like something that locks in place a little better.

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            5.0

            Works Great!!!

            By Kevin

            from NC

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Produces High Quality Film

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

              Easy to use. Works Great!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Needed to Mount non-Canon Mics

              By Bob

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Shotgun Mics
                • Travel

                Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                I use this to mount an Azden shotgun mic on top of my Canon Vixia HF G20 video camera. I am planning on getting an even better shotgun mic in the near future. Unfortunately, Canon has their own proprietary mount for using Canon accessories to the camera. This shoe adapter is an absolute necessity if you want to mount a better quality shotgun mic to the camera.

                You could spend twice as much on the camera to get a "professional" or "pro-sumer" model that has a standard shoe mount, or a handle with microphone inputs, or you could buy this useful, inexpensive little gadget.

                You could mount a small LED video light on it instead of a microphone, but I use it primarily for a shotgun mic.

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                4.0

                It works!

                By 7Stone

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                  I finally found a shoe adapter for my Canon Camcorder! And it works like a dream. I would highly recommend this product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as it should!

                  By Biking Beth

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                    I purchased a light for my camcorder which is used to video nursing simulations and do faculty interviews. Upon receiving said light, I realized it would NOT fit my camcorder properly. I could mount it, but it was smashing into my zoom toggle button. Surely someone made an adapter to remedy this issue. Of course! Ordered adapter and voila! It works perfectly.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Univeral Shoe Adapter

                    By Chewelah3

                    from Chewelah,WA 99109

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                      I mainly use with my Canon video camera & Rode Videomic . I

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      works well

                      By Mike In Va

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors

                        Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                        This adapter is lightweight and works well as it was intended. It's a bit pricey but if you need to connect a cold shoe device to a Canon smart auxiliary shoe this is the piece.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works Great!

                        By Birdieboy12

                        from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                          This adapter provides a solid mount for my boom mic. It attaches easily and quickly. Very satisfied with the CSA-II Shoe Adapter!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Gets the job done.

                          By Zephyr

                          from Melbourne, FL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                              Because Cannon tries to make some of their customers use the Mini Advanced Shoe accessories, this little adapter is almost necessary if you have incompatible existing equipment. Much easier than buying new (expensive) equipment.

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                              5.0

                              Shoe Adapter holds on and locks on

                              By Val

                              from Groton, MA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                An external microphone is far better than the built-in one on the camcorder but needed a shoe adapter to hold the microphone. This adapter locks on to the camcorder and holds the mic securely in place.

                                So it is a lock-on, hold-on adapter.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very handy tool

                                By Devonte

                                from Ferriday, LA

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                  I own A Vixia HF M500 and this shoe adapter does the trick for being able to use my mic on the camera. I made my own boom pole for my Rhode Video mic and although it comes in handy I needed to use my mic on board my camera as well. This shoe adapter can be useful for doing indoor shots or outside shots depending own your location.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Just what I needed and a fair price, too

                                  By FlyBoyNC

                                  from King, NC

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Design Interferes W Zoom

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                  This item did just what I wanted and the construction quality is very good. The only thing I would change is that the body still slightly overhangs the zoom lever for no reason. With just a little re-design, this would not be an issue and there is no reason why it has to be built the way it is. Still, a very good quality product that exactly meets my needs at a reasonable price. I would certainly recommend this item to anyone considering purchasing it.

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice accessory

                                  By VideoGeek

                                  from Burlington, NC

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                    I purchased one for attaching an external mic or small light when needed. It fits well and does the job. I agree with other reviewers that it could be a little more sturdy. It held a long shotgun mic and shock mount with ease.

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                                    4.0

                                    Inexpensive and Solid

                                    By TFS

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Forensic Specialist, Pro photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Led Light
                                      • Level
                                      • Microphone

                                      Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                      I have 3 Canon Vixia HD cameras (2 HF S100s/1 HF G10) for forensic work: I use 1 camera for hand held, on location evidence shooting, a 2 camera set up for documenting production process, and 3 cameras for interviews.

                                      This Adapter is perfect for using an adjustable LED light over the lens plane, using a shoe mount level, and for various microphones. I've used others and it's the best so far. Besides being solid, its height gives me easy access to the zoom bar.

                                      After all, it can be these little items that make or break the process.

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                                      4.0

                                      Small but Essential

                                      By TFS

                                      from Los Angeles

                                      About Me Forensic Specialist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction
                                      • Solid

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Install Led Light
                                        • Microphone

                                        Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                        After going through the transitions of film to digital still and adding video to my process in forensic productions, I have found that it is often the little things that can be essential.

                                        I now own 3 Canon Vixia HD Video cameras (not trying to be (Spielberg) for hand held on location evidence scenes, 2 shot productions documentation, and 3 camera interviews. The need to place various accessories on the camera, lined up with the lens, is often a plus.

                                        This little adapter is quite solid when tightened down on the mini shoes of the HF G10 and HF S100 cameras, and also elevates the accessory (adjustable LED light, mic, etc) to make using the zoom lever an easy process.

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                                        5.0

                                        perfect fit

                                        By poppacherrie

                                        from Gloucester, Va

                                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                          • Travel
                                          • Upgrade

                                          Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                          So far this has been a great piece of equipment. It fits perfectly on my canon vixia camera. I use my camera for youth sports, weddings, and general home use.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Perfect!

                                          By Panther Pause

                                          from Huntsville, AL

                                          About Me Parent

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Movies
                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                            Bought this to fit on a cannon camera. Fits perfect and is easy to assemble. Very sturdy.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            CSA-II Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders

                                            By Jim Costa Films

                                            from San Diego, CA

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Shooting Outdoors
                                              • Upgrade

                                              Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                              The shoe works great and adapts from Cannon to a standard Hot Shoe for adding other accessories to a small Canon Camcorder. B&H is one of a only a few distributors of Pearstone products and the item was in stock and shipped quickly. My only complaint would be with Canon for making the on camera hot shoe too small and not standard size making this adaptor a requirement. The adaptor, however and B&H were fantastic and highly recommended.

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                                              4.0

                                              well built, looks cool

                                              By sharpshooter

                                              from Toronto, CDN

                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Quality Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Movies
                                                • Shooting Indoors
                                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Pearstone CSA-II Universal Shoe Adapter for Canon Camcorders with Mini Advanced Shoe:

                                                Had to buy an adapter for the Canon mini hot shoe connector to be able to use my external RODE shotgun mic. Installs easily and quickly. Sits securely on the camera body. Only minor concern is access to the zoom control on the HF-G10. It's a bit tight but manageable.

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