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RodeNTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (65)
  • Lightweight (60)
  • Easy to use (55)
  • Compact (47)
  • Versatile (36)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (37)
  • Outdoor events / games (34)
  • Amateur recording (29)
  • Performances (24)
  • Home studio (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), Novice (13), Tech savvy (3)
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    • Business (3)

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5.0

Real clean proffesional microphone

By Pedro A.

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

    This mic works perfect with a camera that can feed phantom power or a recorder that can.

    A nice size for an on board camera mic.

    I just plugged it in to my c300 and turn phantom power on, adjusted levels and was ready to go.

    I didn't test it before I went out and shot an event with it. Thank goodness it worked smoothly.

    The audio is nice and clean. That was the biggest thing for me. Plus a 10 year warranty is nice.

    If i had to say something that isn't great it's that it's not exactly a mic for smaller cameras that don't have phantom power even though you can buy a recorder or pre-amp thing.

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    5.0

    Rode ntg1

    By Mic

    from Drums, Pa

    Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

    This shotgun mic is wonderful. Excellent build quality and sound quality. Gets a 2 thumbs up from me.

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    5.0

    Crisp and Clear

    By Mike

    from Willis, Tx

    Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

    Very good mic, would recommend.

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    5.0

    Incredibly Versatile Mic

    By David Daniel

    from Harlingen, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

      Even a year after our company first bought this mic, I am still impressed with it.

      We've used it for numerous outdoor interviews and, with a dead-cat to help with an errant breeze, it does great at minimizing the environment while drawing out the interviewee.

      It can listen in on a phone call across a room, but when placed 2 or 3 feet away from a speaker's mouth, it will all but eliminate any surrounding conversations.

      It produces excellent quality sound. It seems fairly flat in it's vocal response so their is plenty of room to adjust things with an EQ or in post.

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      5.0

      very good for the price

      By EV

      from NYC

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

          I have just used it on one shoot but I was impressed at the quality of the sound and how well it could isolate a subject's speech withing a group of people. specially for the price

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          5.0

          How could I have gone so long without it

          By MsWhis

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Quality Of Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Prom Events

            Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

            First I am not a professional but I have been the photography for many of our community projects for years. This mic has open a whole new world for me. The sound is awesome. You may pay more but the quality of sound can't be much better.

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            5.0

            Great Product, I recommend

            By Seba

            from FL

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

              The sound is great.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Closer the Better

              By Ruddimick

              from Hamilton, KS

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Interviews

                Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                Whatever sound you are gathering, make sure this mic is close to the source. This probably goes without saying, but get close and point it directly at the source. This is a directional mic, so you'll want to keep it pointed toward the source. Good sound quality. Crisp and clear.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Almost perfect...

                By DocAudio

                from So.Cal.

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  I wanted a guick, easy, and economical solution to some casual exterior recording - mostly FX, and this mic will work great. I put it up against my TLM170 in the studio and was very pleased (though it's a bit like comparing a Mustang and a Ferrari) Low noise and not too much inexpensive condensor 'grit' that other mic will have. But it really smoothed out nicely when using the foam windscreen. The only reason I took a star off was the mic clip is useless - totally does not fit over the mic housing (maybe the XLR, but I don't want to have a conector as my only support point) But I have other mic clips, so not a big problem.
                  This wiould also be an excellent choise for home VO people on a budget...

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                  5.0

                  Works well.

                  By RR

                  from Colorado

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                    Bought this to use with a Sony HXR-NX3 camcorder. Have used it in videoing seminars and producing golf instructional videos both outdoors and in. It has worked very well. Had to buy several o-rings at the hardware store for a good fit in the Sony's microphone bracket but B&H had made me aware they would be required before the microphone was purchased.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Quality shotgun mic

                    By Luke

                    from Springfield, MO

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                      Heavy duty, solid construction, great sound.This thing is solid. It is machined out of one solid piece of aluminum and feels great. I got this model instead of the NTG-2 because I didn't want the weakness of moving parts. I was not disappointed. Sound quality is great. I tested it against my azden shotgun and rode video mic pro. This thing has much less ambient noise. It's very directional and doesn't sound thin like many other "cheap" shotgun mics. Great bass, nice clarity, great off axis cancelation.

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                      5.0

                      nice small mic

                      By Ross

                      from Orange, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                        I got this mic to go with a Sony NX3 camera. The mic is fine and captures a very fine sound. However the mic barrel is too small to fit securely in the NX3 holder. Wrapping it helps.

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                        5.0

                        Solid mic, affordable price

                        By Kevin K

                        from Littleton, CO

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                          I use this for marketing and highlight videos for my school. I thought the improvement over the XF-100 camera's on-board mics would be noticeable, but not significant. But the ability to place the mic closer to the subject without wiring up a lav mic has been awesome. Even the included foam windscreen has impressed me. For the price and ease of use, the RODE has been perfect!

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                          5.0

                          Good on-camera mic so far

                          By Indrid Cold

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                            I bought this microphone to attach to the shotgun mount of my Sony PMW-200 camcorder. It's short enough to attach to the camera without invading my shot. It was a little too thin to fit into the camera mount, but I taped a small piece of foam paper around the base of the microphone and now it fits perfectly.

                            I've had it for a few months and it has worked well so far. I ran into a situation where I needed to record someone talking and didn't have ideal equipment with me. We were outdoors in a noisy environment and only had this microphone attached to my camera to try to pick up some useable audio.

                            Obviously, the end result wasn't amazing quality audio, but I still felt that this mic did an amazing job considering the situation and I was able to use some of what we recorded that day.

                            It has certainly served me well so far and I would recommend it to others.

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                            5.0

                            Great mic

                            By Garry

                            from Bay area- california

                            Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                            Superb sound quality , light weight, easy install , best for film shooting and wedding. I like it very much and i recmonde everyone to buy this mic....

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Let there be good sound!

                            By Dave Cooper

                            from Baltimore, MD

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              I bought this mic to use on my C100. A fantastic mic in build-quality and sound-quality. You cannot go wrong for the money. Also, I didn't want to have a longer mic that could extend into my wide-angle shots so I chose the NTG1 over the NTG2. Same mic, the only difference being the NTG2 takes batteries and is therefore longer.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Mic, amazing range

                              By Gary Z

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                Very clear audio and really wide range, good for profession production as well as for home use.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Entry Level Mic

                                By Riff-Raff

                                from Buffalo, New York

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Limited Functions

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                I bought this Microphone as part of the Bundle Kit that B&H has and I love it. I'm just starting to break into location sound and sound design so i needed a shotgun mic that was at a professional level but still affordable. The mic is plenty sensitive and captures all frequencies at fairly even levels. The lows are a little weak, but not to a level that should really cause a lot of problems. Especially for the price. i don't have a problem with it not having a battery (The only difference between the NTG-1 and NTG-2) but if you don't have a power supply or a recorder that can supply phantom than this could be an issue. The included windscreen is borderline nonsense but that is usually the case for all shotguns, and if your not buying a softy or blimp with the microphone, that's on you. Overall it's a great entry level mic that is well worth the price.

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                                4.0

                                Good Audio For Non-Sound Guy

                                By Marky Mark

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                  I am not a sound guy but I recognize the importance of good audio. This mic is very satisfactory for my needs. Full, crisp sound with low noise.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Mic

                                  By Justin

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Live Audio

                                    Comments about Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                    The Rode NTG-1 is a great mic to have on hand. I purchased it so I wouldn't let the extra XLR input on my Canon XA10 go to waste. The frequency response is good and it has excellent dynamic range. For $[$]just having it in use pays for itself compared to the camera's onboard mic.The directionality is great, especially attached to a camera. I didn't notice any camera noise at all and I'm sure it's good to be used from a boom as well. The only issue I came across is that it doesn't fit in the shotgun mic attachment on my camera, this was easily solved using some styrofoam padding.It's a great mic for a decent price compared to other models in the same range. Its specs are way above what most Audio Technica and lower-end mics are as well.

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