Polsen Polsen VM-101 Video/DSLR Camera Mounted Microphone

Polsen VM-101 Video/DSLR Camera Mounted Microphone

Polsen VM-101 Video/DSLR Camera Mounted Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Compact Directional Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Shock Mount
  • Shoe Mount Fits Most Cameras
  • 1/4"-20 Socket For Use with Boom Pole
  • 3.5mm Mini Plug Output Connector
  • 8" Straight & Coiled Cable
  • Foam Windscreen Included
  • Simulated Fur Wind Cover Included
  • Carry Pouch Included
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Polsen VM-101 overview

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The Polsen VM-101 is a compact and sturdy directional condenser microphone that delivers high-quality sound to a DSLR camera, camcorder, or audio recorder. It features an integrated shock mount that can be mounted on a camera or boompole, and is ideal for interviews, ENG and more.

Unlike omni-directional microphones built into most cameras and recorders, the high-quality, directional condenser capsule of the VM-101 will decrease ambient noise while recording sound with greater clarity. The built-in windscreen will also minimize noise caused by moving air. Solid ABS construction and integrated shock mount assure that sudden movements will not detract from the recording.

The VM-101 includes a foam windscreen and simulated fur wind cover that helps to decrease vocal plosives and wind noise when recording dialog. With additional features like an integrated shoe mount adapter, a threaded socket for boom pole attachment, and an included carry pouch, the VM-101 is an ideal tool for a variety of recording projects whether at home or on the go.

Directional Condenser Microphone
The VM-101 directional condenser microphone delivers exceptional sound to a DSLR camera or audio recorder
Ideal for Interviews and Dialog
The high-quality directional condenser capsule minimizes ambient noise while recording with great clarity up to a range of 15 to 20 feet
The integrated shock mount prevents noise due to moving or handling from being recorded even when using a boom pole
Windscreen and Wind Cover
The included foam windscreen and fur wind cover decrease vocal plosives and wind noise when recording dialog
The VM-101 features a 3.5 mm mini plug connector making it compatible with DSLR cameras, video cameras, and audio recorders that have a 3.5mm mic input
Battery Powered
The VM-101 runs on single AAA battery (not included)
Compact size ensures that the VM-101 will not extend out into your picture frame. Its ultra-portable design and carry pouch make transporting the VM-101 easy
Camera Mountable
The integrated shoe-mount adapter fits most shoe-mount attachments for effortless camera mounting
Boompole and Stand Mountable
The integrated shoe mount features a 1/4"-20 threaded socket that can be mounted to boompoles and stands
UPC: 847628578425
In the Box
Polsen VM-101 Video/DSLR Camera Mounted Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Simulated Fur Wind Cover
  • Carry Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Polsen VM-101 specs

    Microphone Condenser microphone (directional)
    Frequency Range 38 Hz - 20 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75 dB
    Sensitivity 40 dB ± 3 dB / 0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz
    Output Impedance 1k ohm or less
    Output Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug
    Case Construction ABS construction
    Power 1.5 V AAA Battery (not included)
    Dimensions 4.3 x 3.0 x 1.8" (109 x 75 x 45 mm)
    Weight 1.8 oz (52 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 4.7 x 2.8"

    Polsen VM-101 reviews

    Polsen VM-101 Video/DSLR Camera Mounted Microphone is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent Value As far as pro audio goes, the sky's the limit when it comes to price point and performance. There are quite a few microphones that deliver exceptional sound quality, but not without waging a hefty tithe on your purse. And after going for broke on your new DSLR and lenses, you probably don't have much expendable income. If you're looking to capture echoes of the proverbial pin dropping, the Polsen VM-101 is not for you. If you want an entry level microphone with no frills, then look no further.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, great price Recently, I started shooting video and wanted a better mic to use with my Canon gear. Although the built-in mics in the Canon bodies are very responsive, they pick up a lot of ambient noise and wind. This mic reduces both. Also the fact that it can be placed on the hotshoe mount, on a tripod, and even on a standard 1/4 pedestal or boom pole makes it very versatile and useful even for interviews, which I happened to shoot a couple of days ago an the audio resulted much better that what I had anticipated.
    Date published: 2015-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compatibility I wish there was a list of cameras for Canon and Nikon that this microphone was compatible with. I have a Rebel T3 and I didn't realize I needed a shoe connection for it to work. I have another camera I can use the mic for, but as a beginner a list would have been helpful.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polsen External Mic This is a very good quality mic for the money. It works very well with my Canon camcorder. If you're looking for a decent external mic that won't break the bank, this is the way to go.
    Date published: 2015-06-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I should've bought a more expensive mic. I should've bought a more expensive mic. I thought I would save some money and buy this mic after reading the reviews. Its OK but doesn't work very well as a shotgun mic.
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok for my uses It is not the best, but OK for my use which is just family travel movies. It does reduce the wind noise and gives better audio then my DSLR camera mic.
    Date published: 2015-08-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Distortions There was some noise distortions in this mic, i returned it and bought the Senheiser $$ mic instead. That one works fine!
    Date published: 2016-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for the price!! Bought this mic for a simple reality-style shoot; great sound for the price, couldn't be happier!!
    Date published: 2015-10-28
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