Longer than Rode's VideoMicro and with a narrower pickup pattern, the Rode VideoMic GO camera-mount shotgun microphone offers enhanced off-axis rejection for tighter directionality. Like the VideoMicro, it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, making it well suited for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in a hurry.This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.
- Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
- For Cameras and Portable Recorders
- Runs on Plug-In Power
- Simple Operation with No Controls
Rode VideoMic GO Overview
- 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
- 3Easy Hookup to Camera
- 4Runs on Plug-In Power
- 5Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
- 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
- 7Connectivity Options
Rode VideoMic GO Specs
|Form Factor||Stand/Boom Mount|
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.5" / 12.70 mm|
|Frequency Range||100 Hz to 16 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||120 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)|
|Off-Axis Rejection||4 dB at 60°|
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
|Sensitivity||-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz|
|Dynamic Range||96 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||60 dB A-Weighted|
|Equivalent Noise Level||34 dB A-Weighted|
|Output Connectors (Analog)||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS|
|Cable Length||7.87 to 13.78" / 20 to 35 cm|
|Number of Conductors||2|
|Operating Voltage||2.5 V|
|Operating Current Consumption||330 µA (Plug-In Power)|
|Mounting||Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)|
|Mounting Thread Size||3/8"-16 Female|
|Dimensions||ø: 3.11 x L: 6.57" / ø: 79 x L: 167 mm|
|Weight||2.58 oz / 73 g|
|Package Weight||0.43 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.95 x 4.9 x 2.9"|
Rode VideoMic GO Reviews
Great for the price but bad support experience
I bought one of these a couple of years ago. On the first shoot, I discovered that it buzzed, picking up noise from any nearby almost any nearby electronics. Contacted Rode, they basically dismissed my issue, saying it was just how they are. I threw away the mic as it was out of the return window. Recently, I needed a mic in a pinch, and a friend offered me his. Same model, but no noise issue. In fact, the mic itself is quite good for the money. Star off for dismissing customer.
Have used for years
I love the Rode VideoMic, I have used them shooting weddings for years, and it is the best way to have backup audio in case your other mics don't follow through. The audio is always clear and you barely notice it is on your camera.
A++! Would buy again.
LOVE my Rode VideoMic GO shotgun microphone! Also love the fact that there's no battery to worry about changing and no on/off switch. You just plug it in and start recording! Would DEFINITELY recommend to my friends and would definitely buy again. A++!!
Mounting and set up are both simple. Sound on my test video was clear and noise free. A keeper.
Good skate mic
exactly what i needed for my canon rebel camera. The sound is fantastic!
Not isolating enough.
I am coming from the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone, which I returned because of a constant modulating noise, like a frrrr, on the background. It was low, probably unnoticeable with added music and VO but it was there and I could not live with it. Also tried another very short 3.5mm TRS cable, nothing changed. Swapped with this other Rode. First of all it still picks up a lot of the surroundings sounds, if you are looking for isolation or you are working in noisy environments look somewhere else. This mike is not a night and day difference from the VideoMicro Ultracompact, a bit better but not worth the additional $45. The other issue is still electrical noise, this time a 60 HZ hum. The Low Cut filter on camera helps as well as filtering in post. BTW this mike seems to work just with its Rode cable. Not happy with my experience and believe at this point there is some shielding issue with these products. For the record, my camera is a FUJIFILM X-T3, not expecting its mic pre to be state of the art and could not test/compare other similar mikes but I doubt that is the problem. It could be but then it should generate the same type of noise for any mike connected. The internal camera mike is clean, no additional noise pollution other than the sound but of course it picks up even airplanes. Overall I cannot recommend this mike and not sure why all the hype honestly. Probably will return too. Just sharing my experience, hope it helps.
Perfect on-cam mic
Great mic at a very affordable price. Easy connection and I'm glad it came with a better wind cover for it. Mount fits any and all DSLR cameras and provides great audio. I use it on the EOS C70 and EOS R6 and it's been fantastic.
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