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Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone (Battery, Phantom)

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Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone (Battery, Phantom)
Key Features
  • For News, Sports Events, Videos
  • AA Battery or Phantom Power
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • XLR Output Connector
The Azden SGM-250 is a shotgun microphone that can be powered via one AA battery or phantom power for use with DSLR/mirrorless cameras (with an XLR to 3.5mm adapter cable) and professional cameras or recorders (with an XLR cable). Specifically tuned to preserve the natural qualities of a speaking subject, the mic provides video creators with a cost-effective solution for mobile journalism, run & gun, and documentary applications.
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Azden SGM-250 Overview

The Azden SGM-250 is a shotgun microphone that can be powered via one AA battery or phantom power for use with DSLR/mirrorless cameras (with an XLR to 3.5mm adapter cable) and professional cameras or recorders (with an XLR cable). Specifically tuned to preserve the natural qualities of a speaking subject, the mic provides video creators with a cost-effective solution for mobile journalism, run & gun, and documentary applications.

The SGM-250 features a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and a two-step low-cut filter. The mic is built with a rugged all-metal barrel and has tightly spaced vertical slots along the tip to provide side and rear rejection. In addition to the dual-power design, a status LED indicator is provided to monitor the AA battery (1.5V) or phantom (48V) power source.

The mic includes a gold-plated XLR output, and comes with a shock-mount holder, a foam windshield, and a zippered carrying case.

A Variety of SGM-250 Models to Suit Your Specific Application

SGM-250P

  • For use with professional cameras and recorders equipped with an XLR input that supplies phantom power
  • Powered via phantom power only


SGM-250CX

  • For use with professional cameras and recorders equipped with an XLR input that supplies phantom powerPowered via phantom power only
  • Comes equipped with a shockmount for camera mounting and a hardwired 13" output cable with an XLR connector


SGM-250MX

  • For use connected to the mini-XLR mic input of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras
  • Powered via phantom power only
  • Comes equipped with a shockmount for camera mounting and a hardwired 13" output cable with a mini-XLR connector
UPC: 095528122228

Azden SGM-250 Specs

Polar PatternSupercardioid
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Low Cut FiltersSelectable @ 160 Hz, 3 dB/oct
Sensitivity-38 dB at 1 kHz
Dynamic RangePhantom:115 dB
Battery:110 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio77 dB, 1 kHz @1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level1 kHz @ 1% T.H.D.:
Phantom: 132 dB SPL
Battery: 127 dB SPL
Output Impedance120 ohms
Power RequirementPhantom: 11-52 V
Battery: 1.5 V AA/UM3
Output ConnectorGold plated 3-pin XLR
PadNo
Low Frequency Roll-OffSelectable HPF @ 160 Hz/3 dB octave
Dimensions9.8 x 0.8" (250 x 21 mm)
Weight5.6 oz (160 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.55 x 4.65 x 2.35"

Azden SGM-250 Reviews

Sweet Location Mic

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

All the quality at half the cost. Excellent interview and nat-sound location mic; ideal VO and vlog piece as well. Highly recommended.

Good shotgun mic with professional features

By Mary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-07

I had an inexpensive Audio-Technica semi-pro shotgun mic for several years and really loved it. Then at a recent shoot where the sound was critical, I noticed that this A-T mic had gotten hissy. One soft-speaking person's voice got buried in the hiss, and that was a problem. It was time for a new, better shotgun mic. After lots of research, I settled on the Azden SGM-250 and it has not disappointed. The SGM-250, which will operate either from phantom power or an internal AA battery, is nicely built, lightweight and produces clear, crisp sound that's well separated from the background. I realize that my old A-T mic has more hiss now than it used to, but the Azden SGM-250 is MUCH quieter. (Of course, the Azden mic is also more than three times as expensive at the old Audio-Technica.) I recently used the Azden SGM-250 plugged into a Panasonic GH3 camera to shoot several short videos at Government Video Expo 2017 in Washington, DC. The SGM-250 worked perfectly and made excellent audio. Since the Panasonic GH3 has a 3.5mm input and the Azden SGM-250 has a balanced XLR output, I got a transformer impedence-matching cable to connect the mic to the camera. That worked great and I got very good sound. In the photo, I'm interviewing an attendee at GV Expo 2017 -- this interview ended up in a short video about the show's attendees, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/vcYVWCU8Q5o. All the interviews in the video used the Azden SGM-250, with the 80Hz rolloff switched on. I recommend the Azden SGM-250 as a well-built, reasonably priced shotgun mic. I have not used it against competitive mics from Sennheiser, Rode, Shure and others, but I'm pleased with the way it looks and feels.

Great mic!

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-17

This has been the best shotgun mic I have used thus far. I have used several ranging from $50 - $250. I used this particular mic outside with the foam windscreen that came with it. The sound of my talent came out clean and blocked a lot of distracting noises. I still had other noises bleed through onto the audio track, like cars 15 - 25 feet away, but they were not overpowering or distracting. The audio was clean. I was recording directly to a Zoom H4n Pro.

Defective LED battery indicator

By Brian
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-26

Just received this, and the LED Battery indicator light doesn't work. Will have to send it back for a replacement.

Very sensitive and great clean sound.

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-06

I did a lot of reasearch before I purchased this mic. Once I got it, I plugged it into my Scarlet 2i2. It produced a wonderfully clean and crisp sound. The ability to run off of phantom power or battery is perfect!

Great sound!!!

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-29

Good sound and quality.

works well

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-03

Needed a mic for short videos of actors for their demo reels. Tried basic mics but to have them out of frame they needed to be three feet from the actor and at that distance the sound was poor. Then tried lavaliere mics, but only the very high end (expensive) mics picked up the vocal range needed. Went to B&H and tried-out some shotgun mics in their soundproof mic room. With the help of a very knowledgeable salesperson I picked the Azden. The actors and their agents are happy with the sound, and the price didn't break the bank. Very satisfied.

For the money, this is tough to beat.

By Marko
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-20

I've had this mic for a year now, and use it for producing my YT channel. It's an amazing mic not only for the money, but just an amazing mic period. I even did an episode called "Audio Impossible", that illustrated how even in my somewhat noisy environment I was able to isolate my vocals with the help of this awesome mic.

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Hi, does this shotgun mic work with the canon c100? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
I use it with a Canon XF 100, which is quite close to the C100, and does a great job. No need to put it on its own battery power, select phantom power from the camera.
Answered by: Guest
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Asked by: Michael
With the shotgun-boom (long) attachment, it is just as the specs dimensions say on this page: 9.8 x 0.8" (And I just measured with a tape measure and they are correct).
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Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the SGM-250 should work well with any XLR plug-in wireless transmitter.
Answered by: Azden Tech Azden Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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