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Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
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Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMGII MFR # VMGOII

Key Features

  • Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • Runs on Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$9900
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Polsen SCL-1080 Shotgun Microphone, Camera- or Boompole-Mount with Interchangeable Cables, Normal and Tele Modes

Polsen SCL-1080 Shotgun Microphone, Camera- or Boompole-Mount with Interchangeable Cables, Normal and Tele Modes

B&H # POSCL1080 MFR # SCL-1080

Key Features

  • Interviews, Run & Gun, and Dialogue
  • For DSLR, Camcorder, Portable Recorder
  • Powered via One AA Battery
  • Cardioid & Supercardioid Polar Patterns
$5995
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Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVIDEOMICRO MFR # VIDEOMICRO

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$5500
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Polsen MVP-3 Micro Directional Shotgun Microphone for DSLR, Smartphones, and Portable Recorders

B&H # POMVP3 MFR # MVP-3

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$3499
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Polsen MVP-6 Directional Shotgun Microphone for DSLR, Smartphones, and Portable Recorders

B&H # POMVP6 MFR # MVP-6

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Smartphone/Camera Switch
$3499
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Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMPR MFR # VIDEOMIC PRO-R

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 70-Hr Run Time via 9V Battery
  • Gain and Bass Roll-Off
$18800
Reg. $229.00
Save $41.00
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SEMKE600 MFR # 505453

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 100 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Resists Structure-Borne Noise
$32995
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Rode VideoMic NTG Hybrid Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMNTG MFR # VMNTG

Key Features

  • Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • 30-Hour USB Rechargeable Battery
  • Variable Gain, Pad, Roll-Off & HF Boost
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$24900
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMPP MFR # VMP+

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 100-Hr Removable Battery, AAs, or USB
  • Gain, Bass Roll-Off & Treble Boost
$27000
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Synco Mic-D1 Hypercardioid Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SYMICD1 MFR # MIC-D1

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • 100-Hour AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Hypercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Switchable 180 Hz High-Pass Filter
$19900
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone HDSLR Location Recording Kit

B&H # SEMKE600K2

Key Features

  • MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & Furry Windshield
  • Aluminum Cabled Boompole & Pistol Grip
  • XLR & XLR to 3.5mm Cables, Boompole Bag
$59999
Reg. $742.99
Save $143.00
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Deity Microphones V-Mic D4 DUO Dual-Capsule Micro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # DEVMICD4DUO MFR # DVMD4DUO

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For DSLR/Mirorless Cameras & Recorders
  • Front and Rear Cardioid Capsules
  • 2 x Faux-Fur Windscreens
$6800
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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SEMKH416P48 MFR # MKH416-P48

Key Features

  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
$99900
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Sony ECM-VG1 Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SOECMVG1 MFR # ECM-VG1

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Phantom Powered
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • High Sensitivity Requires Less Gain
$19900
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Rode VideoMic GO II and Fur Windshield Kit

B&H # ROVMGIIDWK

Key Features

  • Rode VideoMic GO II
  • Protective Fur Windshield
$12800
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Deity Microphones V-Mic D4 Mini Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # DEVMICD4MINI MFR # V-MIC D4 MINI

Key Features

  • Hybrid Shooter, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Mobile Devices
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Input Jack Allows Secondary Audio Source
$5400
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Sony ECM-B1M Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone for Sony Cameras

B&H # SOECMB1M MFR # ECM-B1M

Key Features

  • Designed for Sony a7R IV
  • Mounts via Sony Multi Interface Shoe
  • 3 x Selectable Directivity Patterns
  • Selectable Digital/Analog Output
$34800
Back-Ordered
Expected availability: Jun 16, 2022

Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation)

B&H # SEMKE400M MFR # 508898

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Smartphones
  • 100-Hour Run Time via AAA Batteries
  • Built-In Wind Protection and Shockmount
$19995
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Rode VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMG MFR # VIDEOMIC-GO

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$8900
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Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone

B&H # RONTG2 MFR # NTG2

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 80 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Low Handling Noise
$26900
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Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # DEVMICD3PRO MFR # DVMD3PRO

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Mobile Devices
  • Internal 51-Hour Rechargeable Battery
  • Stepless Gain Knob, Bass Roll-Off Switch
$13900
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Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # AUAT875R MFR # AT875R

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • High Sensitivity Requires Less Gain
  • Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$16900
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Rode NTG5 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # RONTG5 MFR # NTG5

Key Features

  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$49900
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Kit with DeadCat VMPR+ Windshield

B&H # ROVMPPFWCK

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Mic
  • DeadCat Windshield Reduces Wind Noise
  • 100-Hr Removable Battery, AAs, or USB
$30900
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Rode VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Kit with DeadCat GO Windshield

B&H # ROVMGK

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Mic
  • DeadCat GO Windshield Reduces Wind Noise
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
$11690
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Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVMR MFR # VIDEOMIC-R

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 100-Hr Run Time via 9V Battery
  • Selectable Pad and Bass Roll-Off
$14900
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Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

B&H # DEVMICD3 MFR # DVMD3

Key Features

  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Mobile Devices
  • 166-Hour AAA Battery
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$5900
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Rode VideoMic GO II Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Kit for Computers

B&H # ROVMGIICK

Key Features

  • VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Shotgun Mic
  • Mini Tripod with Thread Adapter
  • Deluxe Windshield Reduces Wind Noise
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable for Computers
$13850
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Deity Microphones S-Mic 2S Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # DESMIC2S MFR # DSMS2S

Key Features

  • For Indie Films & Multi-Subject Scenes
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • Short Body, Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
$31900
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Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe

B&H # SOECMGZ1M MFR # ECMGZ1M

Key Features

  • Hot Shoe Powered Directional Microphone
  • Helps Cut Out Unwanted Background Noise
  • Two Pick-Up Pattern Choices
  • Monaural Electret Condenser Capsule
$9800
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What to Know about Shotgun Microphones & Boom Microphones

Named for their shotgun barrel shape, shotgun microphones are considered the go-to solution for achieving focused, quality recordings of dialogue, foley, and sound effects in film, video, and TV productions, as well as for vlogs, web series, and even voice-over work. Why are they so popular? Due to their physical design principle, shotgun mics are able to pick up the source in front of them with a narrow, beam-like response pattern that greatly reduces ambient noise at the mic’s off-axis points (e.g. the sides and, to a certain extent, the rear). Though all shotgun mics share that basic characteristic, there are a myriad of shotgun microphones offering varied features for different workflows, applications, and users.

 

Camera-Mount Shotgun Mics

The smallest shotgun mics are usually made to sit atop a camera, which is why they’re often called “camera-mount” or “on-camera” shotgun mics. So, it makes sense that they would have camera-friendly 1/8” (3.5mm) TRS connectivity to plug directly into the mini-jack mic input of your DSLR/mirrorless camera or camcorder. Some include additional TRRS cables for hookup to smartphones and tablets, while others utilize auto-sensing circuitry to allow use with TRS or TRRS inputs without having to swap cables. Generally, camera-mount shotgun mics have short bodies to prevent them from creeping into your camera’s field of view, and the short length also helps keep them lightweight and easy to carry with a camera rig.

 

Traditional Shotgun and Boom Mics 

Longer than their camera-mount counterparts, traditional shotgun mics are favored by boompole operators and sound recordists for their sharper directivity, more uniform off-axis rejection across the frequency spectrum, and increased sonic fidelity. So, why are traditional shotguns longer? The length of the mic’s interference tube—the ported or slotted barrel—directly impacts its effectiveness at rejecting off-axis sound at different frequencies; longer interference tubes yield greater and more consistent rejection. Since traditional shotgun mics are commonly equipped with low-noise electronics and balanced XLR outputs, they pair well with high-quality mic preamps.

 

Powering Your Shotgun Mic

Shotgun microphones use condenser capsules, which require some source of power. Most traditional shotgun mics need phantom power, though some may support battery powering. Some camera-mount shotgun mics run on batteries, others just need plug-in power from your camera, and a handful can operate via USB bus power. Mics that offer multiple powering modes let you choose between using batteries or phantom/plug-in power, allowing them to work with broader range of devices.

 

Additional Shotgun and Boom Mic Features

It’s not uncommon to encounter various switches and dials on shotgun mics. Such controls are incorporated to give you more power over the mic’s tone and level. For example, a low-cut filter (a.k.a. high-pass filter) rolls off bass frequencies where routine low-end issues such as rumble occur. A pad is useful for attenuating the signal level to avoid distorting when miking loud sound sources. Mics that have adjustable gain let you raise or lower the mic’s output level to optimize it for the input sensitivity of your camera or audio recorder.

Shotgun Microphone Accessories

Accessorizing your shotgun mic can enhance its performance and expand its versatility. Shockmounts have found widespread use because they impede the mic from picking up bumps and vibrations such as boom/camera handling noise. 

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