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Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone

B&H # POSCL1075 Mfr # SCL-1075
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Product Highlights
  • Attach to Camera Shoe Mount or Boom
  • Cardioid and Supercardioid Patterns
  • Optimized to Reject Ambient Noise
  • Great for Indoor or Outdoor Use
  • Foam Windscreen Included
  • Mic Clip with Shoe Mount Included
  • Mic Clip for Boom Pole Included
  • AA Battery Included

The Polsen SCL-1075 is a camera mount condenser shotgun microphone that allows you to capture clear, natural audio with your DSLR or camcorder.

The SCL-1075 attaches to your camera's shoe mount or to a boom pole and plugs into the camera's audio input jack. A switch allows you to change between normal (cardioid) and tele (supercardioid) modes, giving the microphone a wider or a more directional polar pattern to optimize the sound capture for different environments.

Designed to reject ambient noise and focus on the subject in front of the microphone, the SCL-1075 is perfect for "run-and-gun" productions like recording interviews and events indoors and in the field.

Excellent pick-up for intelligible vocals
Great for interviews, ENG and more
Adjustable settings: Normal mode for close and mid-distance pick-up and Tele mode for long-range
3.5mm connector plugs into your video camera input jack
Runs on single AA battery (included)
Also includes shoe-mount microphone clip, boom-pole microphone clip and AA battery
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, supercardioid
Frequency Response 70 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance Normal - 1,000 ohms
Tele - 2,200 ohms
Sensitivity Normal - 56 dB
Tele - -45 dB
Connection Plug 1/8˝ (3.5 mm)
Cable Type Fixed
Power Requirement One 1.5 V AA battery
Cable Length 1.4' (42.7 cm); {6˝ (15.2 cm) straight + 5˝ (12.7 cm) coiled + 6˝ (15.2 cm) straight}
Dimensions 0.9˝ × 10.8˝ (22 × 274 mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (135 g)
Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe-Mount Microphone Clip
  • Boom-Pole Microphone Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • AA Battery
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    PolsenSCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.4

    (based on 31 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        • Interviews (3)
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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Solid Option

        I bought this to use as a vocal mic for recording a podcast with a Tascam DR-05, so while I'm not exactly using this little guy out in the field, it's one of...Read complete review

        I bought this to use as a vocal mic for recording a podcast with a Tascam DR-05, so while I'm not exactly using this little guy out in the field, it's one of the best mics I've ever used. I'm used to dynamic handhelds and built-in electrets.
        As far as the range goes, ten to fifteen feet is about the maximum. Even then, ten feet in normal mode was very faint (20 was a whisper). Tele mode improved it, but brought the noise floor up (though I think engaging your recorder' low-cut filter could help with that).
        My only real complaints about it are no roll-off filter, no decibel pad, no "ON" LED, somewhat flimsy-feeling accessories (thought I was going to break one of the clips simply adjusting it), and very bulky packaging. I'd have much preferred a reusable plastic case or some zippered pouch, but that would have brought the price up, and that's probably this item's biggest strength. Compared to some rather mixed reviews similarly-priced models from Azden and Audio-Technica were getting, this feels like a sure bet. Normal mode was crisp and clear without any adjusting of the gain or sensitivity on the recorder, which is a very good sign.
        I'm seriously considering buying a second one for stereo.
        In short, if you can afford a higher-end model and want greater versatility, go for it. However, if you're on a budget and don't want to make a huge investment in something you're likely to take into the field as an interview mic, this is your best option, and you'll get more than you expect.

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        A good value, but with a flaw

        Purchased this microphone to use with my DSLR along for personal use with another wireless microphone and it was decent audio for the price of the microphone. However, the major flaw that I found...Read complete review

        Purchased this microphone to use with my DSLR along for personal use with another wireless microphone and it was decent audio for the price of the microphone. However, the major flaw that I found is there is no power light to warn you of when the battery dies. At some point during my recording the battery died and the audio drops out. The only way to find out that the audio is gone is to playback the video. There are probably plenty of ways to prevent this from happening, but a simple power indicator LED would have made this product worth purchasing (and 4 star rating). I returned the microphone and went with the Nikon ME-1 since it does not need power with my camera.

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        5.0

        amazing mic for video recording

        By Health and Wellness

        from Cherry Hill, New Jersey

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

              We produce a professional web series and I was never happy with the audio of our segments. We were using a mic cabled to the Canon T3i DSLR through a Zoom H4N, and while it is gave us wide pickup for two person interviews, it was not the same sound quality as when we used our hand-held condenser mics for standup field interviews. The SCL-1075, however, gives us clear, clean, noise free audio for our sit-down interviews and there is no longer a need to set up the Zoom with all of the cables. The SCL-1075 securely clips to our boom stand, and you just need to remember to turn it on before you start filming since it is battery operated and forgetting to shut it off after use will obviously drain the battery. I highly recommend this mic for capturing audio for both personal use and for professional use. I was so impressed with this mic that we have already purchased two for our videographers. I have read other reviews that point out the negative aspect of it being battery operated without any indication of battery life remaining, so I tend to be a bit more aggressive in changing the battery.

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              5.0

              Great Mic!

              By FirstCenturyChurchKC

              from Kansas City, MO

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                    We use this to record services at our church and it is great! Easy to set up and use. Picks up sound really well. I'm very pleased with the mic!

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                    3.0

                    Primeros resultados... aceptables!!!

                    By Cesarin

                    from Lima - Perú

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                          Adquirí hace semanas este producto en B&H y me resulto muy bien en los últimos dos eventos con orquesta en vivo, lo use en modo normal y con apoyo del atenuador de audio de todas formas para no captar el ruido que suele acoplarse. Para el inicio lo noto bien, espero poder adquirir algo mejor y compararlos en eventos de bodas y sociales que son los que más realizo.sugiero recomendaciones...

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                          5.0

                          Great for Quick Interviews

                          By VideoPhotogr

                          from Bridgeport, CT

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Interviews
                            • Journalism

                            Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                            Does what I expected, good sound. --------------------------

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                            5.0

                            Worth the price

                            By LeeVanCleef

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • cheap

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Semi-professional

                              Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              I needed this mic for low-budget work I do filming Youtube instructional and interview videos in outdoor windy areas. As long as the subject is 6 feet away or less, it does a good job. I read some reviews on here about people upset that it has no battery sensor. That's not actually a problem, since if the battery dies (mine lasted at least 6 hours of continous use), you can instantly tell because your headphones are silent. It's a great price. Now I just need to get the fuzzy cover to break up wind.

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                              3.0

                              Decent Mic for the price

                              By PJ

                              from NY/NJ

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    I found that the microphone does give you clear well rounded sound when recording. However, you do need to be close to the subject. Additionally, when you use the tele switch, it picks up some background noise that hollows out the sound. I would say a better mic to use for an interior location shoot vs exterior. It'll work fine for those no budget shoots.

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                                    4.0

                                    Polsen microphone

                                    By Nikon for Mike

                                    from Fresno, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to set up
                                    • Pro-look Design
                                    • Tele And Normal Mode

                                    Cons

                                    • No Battery Onoff Light
                                    • Too Long For Cam Bag

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Camcorder With Mic Input
                                    • Dslr With External Mic

                                    Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    I purchased this mic from BH due to the positive reviews I read on its site. I compared it to Nikon ME-1, and decided to go with Polsen which costs less than half of the Nikon model.

                                    The polsen mic works fine and is easy to set up. I like its design that protrudes its head forward. It may help reduce lens focusing sound.

                                    The good: it kills almost 100% of lens focusing noise. Base is easy to secure on cam hotshoe. Protruding design of the mic gives a "pro" look.

                                    The bad: The Polsen mic has no indication of battery power or on/off. Need to watch recording level on cam LCD to know the mic is working. One could forget to turn it off after shooting or forget to turn it on when shooting. The good design of protruding mic head gvies the headache of carrying it. The Nikon ME-1 can be carried in a cam bag, but not this Polsen. It's too long unless you use a backbag. I finally found a place for it: in my travel tripod bag.

                                    Overall: it's worth the cost. ME-1 has a battery light, but I doubt it's work the $60ish over the Polsen. I can use the Polsen on my cam and my camcorder.

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                                    4.0

                                    works well

                                    By Henry

                                    from Bangor PA

                                    Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    A good value. Would like the switch to not move so easily.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice shotgun !

                                    By Don Yau Lin

                                    from Taipei, Taiwan

                                    Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    I bought this item when i worked in NY (I am a MV film maker in Taiwan) because i forgot to bring my ATR-6550 to NY. When I used it on my EOS-50D for eviroment mikin, I found the quality is very nice, and when we went back home and compared this new member to my 6550, I found the sound quality is better, it's a amazing! Then I check the place of production, I found SCL-1075 is made in Taiwan, and then I know why the quality is so good. It is a nice choice for entrance level user!!

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                                    1.0

                                    A good value, but with a flaw

                                    By Chris M

                                    from Minneapolis, MN

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                                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          Purchased this microphone to use with my DSLR along for personal use with another wireless microphone and it was decent audio for the price of the microphone. However, the major flaw that I found is there is no power light to warn you of when the battery dies. At some point during my recording the battery died and the audio drops out. The only way to find out that the audio is gone is to playback the video. There are probably plenty of ways to prevent this from happening, but a simple power indicator LED would have made this product worth purchasing (and 4 star rating). I returned the microphone and went with the Nikon ME-1 since it does not need power with my camera.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Mic for the Price!

                                          By Ryan m.

                                          from MN, USA

                                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          For the price, this mic is absolutely killer. Just make sure to keep the mic close to the subject, or noise is evident.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Mic for the Price!

                                          By Ryan m.

                                          from MN, USA

                                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          For the price, this mic is absolutely killer. Just make sure to keep the mic close to the subject, or noise is evident.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great value mic for the price

                                          By Mr. Clean

                                          from Olympia, WA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Good build quality
                                          • Inexpensive

                                          Cons

                                          • No battery life display

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Dslr Video Production

                                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          I wanted an inexpensive microphone to experiment with a shotgun mic. This one fit the bill for sure! This adds much more refined audio to the recording, helps get rid of some of the camera and ambient noise and also has a tele mode!

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                                          5.0

                                          Exelent microphone

                                          By Fenix

                                          from Monterey

                                          Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                          This is a great microphone at a very reasonable price as well. But don't have battery indicator.

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                                          3.0

                                          A good value

                                          By poupou

                                          from Blue Island, IL

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Value

                                          Cons

                                          • Don't Expect Miracles

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                            This microphone delivers good performance at a reasonable price. I expected it to be more directional. It picked up too much room noise which I had to remove in software.

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                                            5.0

                                            Next Level Product

                                            By Karen N

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Wind Buster

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Interviews

                                              Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                              This will take your videos to the next level. The sound difference is very audible and it is so important in interviewing.

                                              Great product! I highly recommend this.

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent microphone for the price

                                              By JBruce

                                              from Ithaca, NY

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Affordable
                                              • Great for beginners

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Ameuter Filmmakers
                                                • Dslr video

                                                Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                                I recently paired this microphone with my Canon T3i and was very pleased. This is a great microphone at a very reasonable price as well. I would highly recommend this mic for anyone who is a beginner in DSLR video as this will greatly increase your production value.

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent Mic for the price

                                                By Rick

                                                from St. Louis, MO

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                                                      Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                                      I used this mic for interview videos I shoot and recently used it for a corporate quarterly report. Just mounted it on a boom and began shooting with my DSLR. The quality was really good and cancelled out the background noise. Very little clean up in post. For the price you can't do any better.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Nice Mic

                                                      By BigBTV

                                                      from Houston, Tx

                                                      Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                                      Works great with little or no background noise. Fast and friendly service and a great price.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great for a cheaper microphone

                                                      By footageman88

                                                      from Wyoming

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                                                            Comments about Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                                            I wasn't expecting much from a cheaper microphone like this, I had to get it real quick for a wedding. It turned out great. It was easy to assemble and use, and it definitely improved the sound quality.

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                                                            Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                                            Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 25'
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                                                            Kopul -  XLR to Mini Adapter
                                                            • You Pay: $9.95
                                                             
                                                            Rode -  VXLR - Mono Mini-Jack to XLR Converter
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                                                            Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

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                                                            Mounting

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

                                                            Vello -  Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.1" Wide)
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                                                            Additional Hardware

                                                            Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                                                            Impact -  Small 3/8" Female Threaded Adapter to 1/4"-20 Male Threaded Post
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