Polsen VM-150 DSLR/Video Microphone

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Polsen VM-150 DSLR/Video Microphone
Key Features
  • Compact Directional Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Shockmount with Shoe Mount
  • 1/4"-20 Socket for Use with Boom Pole
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad
The Polsen VM-150 DSLR-Video Microphone is a sleek and compact directional condenser microphone that is designed to deliver professional-sounding audio to a DSLR, video camera, or audio recorder. 
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Polsen VM-150 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sleek, Compact & Lightweight Design
  • 3Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • 4Low-Cut Filter
  • 5-10 dB Pad
  • 6Signal Overload LED Indicator
  • 7Integrated Shockmount
  • 81/8" (3.5 mm) Mini-Plug Connector
  • 9Shoe Mount Adapter with Threaded Socket
  • 10AAA Battery Operation
  • 11Foam Windscreen

The Polsen VM-150 DSLR-Video Microphone is a sleek and compact directional condenser microphone that is designed to deliver professional-sounding audio to a DSLR, video camera, or audio recorder. 

Unlike omnidirectional microphones built into most cameras, the VM-150’s supercardioid polar pattern and shotgun design offer great clarity and focus when recording voices or dialog. The VM-150 is optimized to focus on the sound directly in front of it while rejecting off-axis sound, making it an ideal microphone for anyone recording speech or dialog in noisy environments. Other features like adjustable gain sensitivity and a high-pass filter further ensure clear and natural sound with minimal background noise or rumble.

The compact and lightweight design assures that the VM-150 will never weigh down your rig or extend out into the picture frame. And with an integrated shockmount and included shoe mount adapter, the VM-150 is ideal for professionals recording in the field or in a studio, but it will also enhance home video recordings.

Sleek, Compact & Lightweight Design

The VM-150 will never weigh down your rig or extend out into the picture frame

Supercardioid Polar Pattern

The VM-150 is optimized to focus on the sound directly in front of it while rejecting off-axis sound, making it an ideal microphone for anyone recording speech or dialog in noisy environments

Low-Cut Filter

The low cut filter minimizes rumble, room noise, or machine sound from the camera or recorder

-10 dB Pad

The -10 dB pad prevents signal overload if normal audio is too loud and is causing distortion

Signal Overload LED Indicator

The red LED indicator blinks during recording, indicating that the sound is overloading

Integrated Shockmount

The integrated shockmount prevents noise caused by motion or handling from being recorded

1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini-Plug Connector

The 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug provides a connection to DSLR cameras, video cameras, or audio recorders

Shoe Mount Adapter with Threaded Socket

The shoe mount allows the microphone to be attached to the shoe mount of a DSLR camera or camcorder or boom pole.

AAA Battery Operation

The VM-150 operates on a single AA battery that provides up to 100 hours of normal use

Foam Windscreen

The foam windscreen minimizes vocal plosives and breath noise during up-close microphone placement, and will also minimize wind noise

Polsen VM-150 Specs

Transducer TypeCondenser
Frequency Range50 Hz - 20 kHz
High-Pass Filter80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)110 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio74 dB SPL
Output Impedance10k ohms
Power Requirement1x AAA battery
Battery Life (approx.)100 hours (normal use)
Output Connector3.5 mm stereo mini plug
Cable Length1 - 4' (0.3 - 1.2 m), coiled to extended
CaseABS construction
Dimensions5.2 x 1.1 x 2.7" (132.7 x 27.3 x 69.3 mm), with shockmount & wind screen
Weight3.2 oz (90.7 g), with battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.8 x 2.8"
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Can it be used with an iPhone? To record quality sound.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Polsen VM-150 shotgun mic may be used into an iPhone by integrating a Rode SC4 adapter. The best use for a shotgun mic is for capturing dialogue, distances varying between 2-10 feet. The quality of the audio is heavily determined on proximity and background noise as well.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this Polsen mic require plug-in power from the camera? (some mics require power beyond the battery)
Asked by: Daryl P.
I wouldn't be the right person to ask because I returned this product. I couldn't get it to work.
Answered by: Elias J.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this mic compatible with a Canon EOS Rebel?
Asked by: Laura W.
I am looking to replace an older microphone that does not currently work with my Canon T2i or the newer SL1. After researching this, it looks like the DSLR needs to have plug-in power , kind of like phantom power, on a smaller level...neither of which can be found on my two Canons cameras. So does anyone know if this Polsen requires any type of power from the camera beyond the battery?
Answered by: Daryl P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How does the Polsen VM-150 compare, both in sound-quality and in directional (off-axis rejection) performance, with the Polsen VM-180M? Is one better at longer distances than the other? Why might I prefer one versus the other?
Asked by: Anonymous
The VM-180 is the more directional of the two mics. These are short shotgun microphones and are not very effective at distances one would consider long . These work best at distances less than 18 (4'-10') is optimal indoors and even shorter distances outdoors. Performance will also depend upon the ambient noise levels and the loudness of the source being recorded.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Although this VM-150 mic has a stereo cable, is it a true stereo mic or does it output a mono signal to both channels?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is a true stereo microphone. When you edit, if you have audio meters that you can see on your screen, the volume levels will be different, according to the level being recorded on each side of the microphone, but most of the sound is two channel towards the front of the mic, to cut out side noise. This gives you most of the sound coming from your target source. this is a real help to us. You will still be able to see differences in each channel on the audio meters of your editing program.
Answered by: CYNTHIA J.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is it compatible with HF S100 Canon HD camcorder?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Polsen VM-150 DSLR/Video Microphone is compatible with the Canon Vixia Camcorders. It will connect to the 3.5mm mic input of your camera. It will require a bracket to mount the mic due to the lack of a cold shoe on your camera. The Vello CB510 is a popular choice. <a href= http://bhpho.to/18xGmNT target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/18xGmNT</a>
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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