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Azden SGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic

B&H # AZSGM990 Mfr # SGM-990
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You Pay: $85.00
Product Highlights
  • Supercardioid
  • Switch for Narrow or Wide Pickup Pattern
  • Electret Condenser
  • 1/8" Mini-Jack Connector
  • 150 Hz to 18 kHz Frequency Response
  • AAA Battery Power Source
  • Windscreen is Included
  • Shoe Mount is Included

The SGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic from Azden is used to capture audio in critical applications such as meetings, weddings, TV sound and more. It is also compatible with smartphones and tablets with an optional cable (sold separately). It is used on video camcorders, DSLR cameras, or field recorders to capture audio. It features a supercardioid pickup pattern and has a 2-position switch that allows you to widen or narrow the pickup field. It features a frequency response of 150 Hz to 18 kHz. This electret condenser microphone is built with a coiled cable and has a 1/8" mini-jack connector. It has a pickup range of 35' and uses one alkaline AAA battery for power. A windscreen and shoe mount are included.

Supercardioid pickup pattern focuses straight ahead, picks up your subject more clearly, and reduces side noise
2-position switch allows you to change the pickup pattern from narrow to wide or supercardioid to omnidirectional
Included shock mount isolates the microphone from vibrations in your camera or boompole
3.5mm audio connection plugs into your DSLR or camcorder's audio input jack to record live audio directly into your camera
Transducer Electret condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 150 Hz to 18 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Better than 40 dB
Power Requirements 1 x 1.5 VDC (AAA battery)
Output Impedance Long: 5 kΩ at 1 kHz
Short: 660 Ω at 1 kHz
Output Connectors Coiled cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) plug
Sensitivity Long: 55 dB at 1 kHz 1V/µ bar
Short: 72 dB at 1 kHz 1V/µ bar
SPL 100 dB max
Connector 3.5 mm mini-jack
Dimensions (L x Diam) 6.96 x 0.71" (177.0 x 18.2 mm)
Weight 1.83 oz (52.00 g)
Azden SGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic
  • Windscreen
  • Shoe Mount
  • Hook-and-Loop Mounting Tape
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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    AzdenSGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic

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    Very poor sound pick up quality

    By Unsound mic

    from NY, NY

    Comments about Azden SGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic:

    I bought this as well as a wired lavalier mic. Did a test recording from about 6 feet away...the lavalier was clear without any echo. This mic barely picked up the sound when placed on the shoe above my camcorder...glad I did the test...the sound was so not there with this mic.

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    For the price this performs

    By cwerks

    from Winona, Mn

    Verified Buyer


    • Cheep
    • Good Directional


      Best Uses

      • Interviews

      Comments about Azden SGM-990 Supercardioid / Omnidirectional Dual-Pattern Shotgun Mic:

      This mic will not replace any quality mics in your bag but in a pinch it does a great job of picking up people interviewing and general talking in the direction the mic is pointed.

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      Batteries & Power

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

      Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
      • You Pay: $16.95
      Panasonic -  Eneloop AAA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (800mAh, Pack of 4)
      • You Pay: $10.98

      Accessory Packages

      Rycote -  12cm Classic-Softie Camera Kit
      • You Pay: $199.00
      Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR

      Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

      Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 6'
      • You Pay: $3.99
      Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 3'
      • You Pay: $3.99
      Back-ordered i This item is backordered by the manufacturer.
      Temporarily out of stock


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      Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

      Kopul -  XLR to Mini Adapter
      • You Pay: $9.95

      Wind Protection

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      Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

      Auray -  WSS-2012 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (12cm)
      • You Pay: $89.99
      Auray -  WSR-2012 Stuffed Rabbit Windscreen for Shotgun Microphones - (12cm)
      • You Pay: $49.95


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

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


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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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