Hands-On Review: Shure LensHopper VP83F and VP83
In this video, Rob Rives takes a look at Shure’s new LensHopper camera-mountable shotgun microphones. There are two models, both specifically designed to work with camcorders and DSLR cameras. The VP83 is the microphone-only model, while the VP83F features an integrated flash recorder for even better sound quality.
Both models feature a supercardioid polar pattern that focuses sound capture at the end of the barrel for a significant improvement over the poor quality, omnidirectional microphones common to DSLR cameras.