sE Electronics ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

sE Electronics ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

sE Electronics ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Super Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Removable Windshield
  • 1x AAA Battery Powered
  • -10 dB Pad
  • Bass Cut Filter
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Jack Cable
  • Carry Case
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The ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone by sE Electronics is for capturing audio in various environments for audio applications such as weddings, photo shoots, sports events, and much more. It features a super cardioid polar pattern, has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and has a rugged aluminum design, removable wind shield, and a custom shock mount for hot-shoe mounting directly onto a DSLR camera. This microphone is battery-powered using a single AAA battery (not included) and has a -10 dB pad to allow you to reduce the level of the mic for recording louder sources. In addition, the ProMic Laser is built with a bass cut to help in the removing of unwanted low frequency rumble, such as traffic, or noise from the camera itself. The ProMic Laser is a good choice for capturing professional-quality audio direct to a camera. A windshield, shock-mount, 1/8" mini jack, and carry bag are included.

In the Box
sE Electronics ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone
  • Shock Mount
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Jack Mic Cable
  • Protective Carry Bag
  • Foam Windshield
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    sE Electronics SEE-LASER specs

    Type Back-electret condenser shotgun microphone
    Polar Pattern Super cardioid
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 120 dB
    Impedance ≤200 Ohms
    Voltage 1.5 VDC
    Current 1 mA
    Sensitivity -30 dB (±2 dB)
    Controls 10 dB pad,
    Bass cut
    On/off switch
    Power AAA 1.5 V battery powered (battery not included)
    Capsule Diameter Capsule: 0.39"(1 cm)
    Dimensions (L x Diam) Length: 8.3 x 0.59" (21 x 1.5 cm)
    Weight Not listed by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.9 x 6.4 x 2.8"

    sE Electronics SEE-LASER reviews

    ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little mic! I borrowed this from a friend who was raving about it, and now I am too. More natural sounding than my Rode video mic pro, WAY less wind prone it doesn't shake my DSLR like my bigger Rode does when it's really windy, very light it's almost not there, long battery life and doesn't drain my camera, the shock is much easier to get the mic in and out, and I don't keep losing the rubber bands. I'm buying another for my 2nd camera, my rebel.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressive! I saw this product while in London, but waited until I got back to the states to buy it (much cheaper from B&H). Here are my likes/dislikes:Likes-Nice construction- Aluminum body, not plasticNice shockmount/hot shoe mount- Fit right on my 5D MKII, all good.Super lightweight- In a typical DSLR rig, you don't notice a change in weight or balance AT ALL.Cheaper than the standard-A lot of people use the Rode, which is definitely a good mic, but this was about 70 bucks cheaper. Nuff said.Battery operated- Runs on one AAA.Dislikes- There is not much to dislike about this mic other than they don't currently offer a fuzzy wind sock (they just have the foam windscreen, which works OK for me). This mic is also a little flatter than the Rode (that is OK for me because the Rode can be a bit brittle for my taste). Some people may not like that aspect of the sE, but I would rather have a truer, more natural sound (you can always EQ it if you want to later).All in all, for $ bucks, you can't go wrong with this thing!
    Date published: 2014-10-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay first impressions, kind of been using AT897 on my canon xa10 and totally satisfied but decided i wanted something lighter for my padcaster. have not used a rode so can't comment on any comparison. my ears are old and losing highs so are not reliable evaluators anymore, but first impressions are that i'll keep this one, thanks to the barn-burner deal B&H offered. mic and mount feel very light-duty, especially the thin plastic insert for the cold shoe. switches are small. not a bad thing, if you don't cut your fingernails too short. for my purposes, balance of sound heavy in the front/ lesser on the sides is fine. appreciate the extra rubber bands for mount. life goes on
    Date published: 2017-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound - very flimsy mount This is a great sounding mic! It delivers a full sound that quite frankly I wasn't expecting at this price range. I'm a music producer/sound engineer and just wanted something better than the onboard cam mic for interviews and have to say that I'm very pleasantly surprised! I tested it both directly to the camera and to my Zoom H2N recorder. The high pass and -10dB pad switches are absolutely great to have.The shock mount assembly does a good job isolating the mic.However it is very, very flimsy, totally made out of plastic. It absolutely needs to be handled with care. For the price however you get a great sounding, full bodied mic that delivers.
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, almost ideal Sounds better than it should at this budget -- definitely better than the Rode VideoMic. I didn't A/B this against the VideoMic Pro though. Size, construction, weight, are all excellent, maybe class-leading in terms of construction quality at this level. Overall, excellent sound quality for the price as well. Clear, rich sound overall. A few things I don't like about it: 1) there is no light to indicate that the unit is on or low battery! This will be easy for me to forget to check it unfortunately. 2) The shockmount is not very impressive to be honest, very plasticky so it also feels kind of cheap compared to the construction of the mic. Worried for longevity. The base of it seems weak... so overall not impressed with the shock mount design. 3) It has more self noise when I shake the microphone than I anticipated. There is some minor noise that is picked up in the recording during shaking, much more than the new VideoMic, for example. However, this is very minor since in normal use, I didn't detect any extra noise while walking, jogging with it. I fault the shockmount design. 4) side- and rear- rejection is poor for this... this design is not a truly focused shotgun mic... however, at this price point, it's fine, and the key thing is that the sound quality of an interview subject is very good. So the side- and rear-rejection issues aren't too serious for my usage scenarios. So for the negatives, I have to deduct one star... but overall I can happily recommend this product as a semi-shotgun microphone with excellent build quality and very good sound performance for the money. A keeper.
    Date published: 2015-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little thing This thing just saved me a ton of work!!! I was filming interviews using lavalier mics connected to Zoom H1s. The audio always needed a ton of post processing to make it sound good. That's fine for one interview, but I was about to work on a project that required shooting 14 interviews. I hooked it up to my Zoom H1 and I only had to boost the volume in post and that was it. My guess is that this just saved me 2 days of work in audio post-processing. I really was amazed at how good this sounded for the price.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good short shotgun for the price The ProMic Laser is a very light weight short shotgun. Since it is short, it does not get in the way of other camera-mounted gear, and it weighs only a few ounces. It has a fairly low noise floor. Its performance is quite good, with adequate rejection of off-axis sounds -- but as expected, certainly not as good as my larger, more expensive Sennheiser shotgun. I would recommend the ProMic Laser for general video use, at a good price.
    Date published: 2017-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for a good price Great mic for low price. Got this mic for better audio on my. Sony A6500. Now i like having it attached all the time. Occasionally i forget to turn it on so get use to it. This mic uses 1 AAA battery for power so carry around extra with you just in case. The construction of this mic is great. Most parts are made from aluminum except the mic suspension, which is plastic and rubber.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
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