Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe Adapter Attaches to Camera Shoe
  • Records to microSD or microSDHC cards
  • Records 16/24-Bit Files @ 44.1/48 kHz
  • Equalizer with Four Presets
  • Runs for 8.5 Hours on Single AAA Battery
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
  • Noise-Isolation Arm
  • Attenuation Cable and Cable Clip
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Tascam DR-10SG overview

  • 1Description

The DR-10SG from Tascam is a supercardioid shotgun microphone and a professional-quality digital recorder in a single unit. It can be used as an on-camera attachment to record and capture audio for several consumer devices such as video cameras, DSLRs, and more.

The shotgun microphone features a shock-resistant mounting foot that attaches to your camera. The built-in professional-quality digital recorder has four selectable EQ modes, audio pass-through to the camera, and an on-board audio slate for synchronization during post production.

Furthermore, the unit features Tascam's Dual Recording mode, which automatically records a second "safety take" at a lower level. The DR-10SG can operate for 8.5 hours continuously on a single alkaline AAA battery and is compact and lightweight. The DR-10SG is designed to deliver professional-grade audio quality, while addressing the inherent issues of on-camera audio.

High-Performance Shotgun Microphone
The supercardioid pickup pattern picks up sound in the direction it is pointing, rejecting ambient noise, and reverberation. The design of this microphone is built to capture your subject's voice from your camera, without noise from traffic, surf, echo, and other distractions
Camera Shoe Attachment with Shockmount
The DR-10SG's built-in shoe-mount adapter attaches it directly to the camera while staying out of your way
Four EQ Presets
The DR-10SG's built-in equalizer tailors the recording to sound best in your environment. It includes the following four presets:

  • Natural: Flat response for a natural-sounding recording 
  • Standard: Standard EQ for a video camera shotgun mic, adding clarity 
  • Interview: EQ optimized for voice recordings in interviews, conversations, and similar scenes
  • Field: Ideal EQ for recording sound effects and other background sounds
High-Quality Audio That's Simple to Use
The DR-10SG provides digital recording with the convenience of a camera accessory. Detailed electrical design includes rejection of power supply and camera noise in a compact design
Shockmount Mechanism and Noise-Isolation Arm
A floating shockmount mechanism sits between the recorder and the shoe mount, reducing vibration and other noise transmitted from the camera body. Also included is a noise-isolation arm that moves the recorder away from the camera, lens, and other sources of noise. This is especially useful to reduce noise generated by autofocus motors
Slate Tone Simplifies Synchronization with Video Files
A built-in generator produces slate tones providing convenient reference points for lining up video and audio files after recording. Slate tones are automatically produced when recording starts and stops. The volume of slate tones can be set to Off, Low, or High. By connecting the DR-10SG back to the camera with the included cable, the camera's video file also gets the slate tones. If you need perfect synchronization, zoom into your editing software and line up the sine waves
Records Two Files Simultaneously
The DR-10SG has several features to prevent distorted audio, but the most secure is Dual Recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level, as a safety track in case of distortion
In the Box
Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Noise-Isolation Arm
  • Attenuation Cable
  • Cable Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts (90 Days for Labor)
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    Tascam DR-10SG specs

    Recording Media microSD card (64 MB to 2 GB), microSDHC card (4 GB to 32 GB)
    Recording Format 16/24-bit @ 44.1/48 kHz
    Mic Polarity: Supercardioid
    Gain: 0 to +50 dB (1 dB step)
    Analog Outputs Camera Out/Phones: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack (dual-mono signal)
    USB micro-B
    Format: USB 2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class
    Power 1 x AAA battery (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or disposable lithium)
    USB bus power
    Power Consumption 0.75 W (maximum)
    Battery Operating Time 48 kHz/24-bit, Limiter/ Dual Rec: Off, File type: Mono
    Lithium (Energizer Ultimate Lithium): 15:00 hours
    NiMH Battery (eneloop): 7:30 hours
    Alkaline (Evolta): 8:30 hours
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 6.6 x 2.8" (53 x 168 x 70.3 mm)
    Weight 3.9 oz (110 g) including batteries, 3.5 oz (98 g) without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.449 x 5.276 x 3.071"

    Tascam DR-10SG reviews

    DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Mic/Recorder.... If you keep it off a camera. I bought this mic the moment it was available because I wanted better audio for my Blackmagic Pocket Camera. Being able to record audio separately and send the audio to the camera was a great selling feature... Except for two things. One, in order to use the mic with your camera, even if you're not recording with the 10SG, you need a memory card inside the 10SG for it to work. Otherwise, it doesn't send sound to the camera. And the other problem is the shock mount. It's not that great. Despite the 10SG being a shotgun microphone, it picks up a lot of vibrations from walking, or camera operating, even when attached to the arm the mic comes with. It's just too sensitive. Thus, I'd only recommend if the mic was on a stand, and not moving, or attached to anything that's being operated by someone.
    Date published: 2016-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup, flexible recording options, quality sound I've used this DR-10SG for one (important) recording session, and was very pleased with the ease of setup, battery life and quality of the recording. I had to record a training session in a plant environment, and didn't know what the details of the shoot were until the time of the shoot. The DR-10SG allowed me to record the presenter in the noisy plant environment, and I was able to pick up up random questions from the audience from the cam's internal mic. Due to the location of the record indicator, I found it easy to remember hit the record buttons on both the cam and the mic for each of 6 sessions, making it easy to sync the cam and DR-10SG files later on. I used an Eneloop Pro AAA and a 32GB chip, and didn't have to worry about running low on power or storage for what turned out to be 4 hours of shooting. Mic was set to record 48k/24bit mono.
    Date published: 2016-07-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First External Mic, Love it This thing is great, very easy to attach and setup, and foolproof to record with. it is a lot more sensitive than I would have imagined so something so cheap. its great, but as this is a review, I am obligated to point out the faults: 1- its very plastic and feels cheap, but I use it in a studio so no big issue for me 2- It does pick up a LOT of surrounding noise, not as directional as I would like 3- very noisy buttons, adjusting settings while recording destroys the track with the clicking noises aside from this, it is a great first mic, and a great addition to my setup
    Date published: 2017-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent straightforward solution to DSLR video production So far I really like this mike/recorder. It's easy to operate and set up has really good/clean audio and will allow flexibility to my audio for video productions.
    Date published: 2016-07-22
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