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Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Mobile Devices
  • 166-Hour AAA Battery
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
Designed to provide a noteworthy improvement in sound quality over microphones built into cameras, smartphones, and portable recorders, the Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 is a camera-mount shotgun microphone offering directional audio capture and broad device compatibility for mobile journalists, vloggers, YouTubers, and run-and-gun videographers.
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Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2You Should Know
  • 3Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector
  • 4Low Off-Axis Coloration
  • 5Low-Noise Electronics
  • 6Long Battery Life
  • 7Convenient Accessories

Designed to provide a noteworthy improvement in sound quality over microphones built into cameras, smartphones, and portable recorders, the Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 is a camera-mount shotgun microphone offering directional audio capture and broad device compatibility for mobile journalists, vloggers, YouTubers, and run-and-gun videographers.

With a built-in microprocessor that automatically configures its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic input jacks, the V-Mic D3 is compatible with a variety of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders. Attachment to your camera, boompole, or tripod is simple and efficient using the supplied Rycote adjustable shockmount and 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable.

The V-Mic D3 is powered primarily by a single AAA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium battery; plug-in power (bias voltage) from your camera or mixer is only required to turn on/off the mic. Automatic power saving conserves battery life by entering standby mode when your camera or device is turned off. The lightweight aluminum body is finished in a low-reflection paint, ensuring that it won't weigh down your camera or induce distracting glare.

You Should Know

Some TRS-equipped cameras from Blackmagic, Fuji, and Olympus require a 3.5mm TRS cable (available separately) for operational compatibility.

Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector

The V-Mic D3 incorporates a microprocessor that automatically adapts its 3.5mm TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm microphone jacks. Out of the box, the V-Mic D3 is compatible with many DSLRs, camcorders, smartphones and tablets (late-model iOS devices require Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter), portable audio recorders, bodypack transmitters, and laptops. Visit the Deity Microphones website to see a comprehensive list of compatible devices.

Low Off-Axis Coloration

The V-Mic D3's supercardioid pickup pattern remains similar across essential frequencies, yielding low off-axis coloration. Novice and experienced videographers can capture consistent audio quality when dealing with sources that vary their positions.

Low-Noise Electronics

Thanks to the 14mm condenser capsule and low-noise, low-distortion electronics, the V-Mic D3 provides clean audio with a high signal-to-noise ratio, which means less time spent in post-production processing your tracks with noise-reduction software.

Long Battery Life

The V-Mic D3 uses a single AAA battery (alkaline, NiMH rechargeable, or lithium) for power and features a one-button on/off switch. When turned on, the microphone is ready in standby mode; it automatically goes into run mode when your camera or device turns on. This also allows you to save battery on your microphone when you turn your camera off.

A single alkaline AAA battery yields up to 166 hours of run time, whereas a lithium AAA battery provides up to 208 hours of operating time. The power switch and power LED indicate aid in power management; the LED will be green when the V-Mic D3 is on or red when power is low.

Convenient Accessories

The Rycote shockmount supports attachment to a camera shoe mount, boompole, or tripod, and it minimizes the transfer of vibrations by decoupling the mic from your camera or stand. The included foam windscreen reduces noise from HVAC systems and light wind. For enhanced protection against wind noise in outdoor shoots, use a windjammer such as the Rycote 7cm Classic-Softie windshield (available separately).

Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Diaphragm0.55" / 14 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsSingle LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsOn/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
10 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range114 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78 dB (1 kHz)
THD< 0.1%
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption6 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x AAA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life166 Hours
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (Included)
Included CaseSoft Case
Construction MaterialAluminum
Storage Temperature14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C
CertificationsCE, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 5.91" / ø: 21 x L: 150 mm
Weight1.71 oz / 48.4 g (Microphone)
4.44 oz / 125.8 g (with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.595 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.15 x 4.7 x 3.05"

Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Reviews

Works well

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

Used directly with my D850 using the TRRS cable provided, the camera controls the Mic power. Used with a Zoom H1n you need to supply a TRS cable and the H1n controls the power. All in all a really nice microphone at this price

Great Mic for the Money!

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-11

I mean, you can't beat it at this price for sound/look/feel. Only complaint is it ships with a yellow cable, not a black one as pictured... not a deal breaker but why?!

Works Well For Me

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-07

I bought this because I needed a mic to work both on the camera and a boom pole. With a simple adapter this does both and it does it well. I am pleased with the purchase.

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By colin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

This thing is great! I did not expect it to pick up as much sound as it does. Definitely a game changer and very affordable if you don’t want to spend the extra money for a rechargeable batteries you can just save some money and buy your own batteries this thing lasts up to 1000 hours which is a lot. Great for dance videos or interviews and podcast.

Solid performer at this price.

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-31

Solid performer in this price range with light weight and good directional abilities. Be careful with battery drain as it lacks a power switch. Great small shotgun mic for DSLRs and small video cameras.

Static-y microphone

By Samantha
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-28

I got this microphone because I was looker for a cheaper alternative to a Rode shotgun mic. This brand was recommended to me and I was really disappointed by the background noise during shooting. The audio was not crisp or clear and I plan on returning this purchase.

Great intro mic

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-30

TLDR: Gave a huge improvement in sound quality with my mirrorless camera (Nikon Z50). Had a slight improvement in sound quality with my iPhone XS. This mic still picked up ambient noises quite noticeably that I thought would be outside the hypercardioid bubble. Still, the quality of the subjects was far superior to the in-camera mic on my Z50. DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are known for having terrible mics. So, this is a perfect choice if you want your videos to sound noticeably better from them. iPhones already have really good mics. So, it didn't make a great difference in sound quality on my iPhone. It's only truly noticeable when listening on headphones, but even then, the only real difference you'll hear is that the subject sounds a bit more isolated and closer to the mic as opposed to recording at the same distance with the iPhone mic. Situations where you'll truly hear a difference is windy environments (as long as you get a cat tail- I chose the Movo Photo WS-G80 which was recommended by Deity and it works perfectly) or subjects more than 10' away. If up close, there's not much difference. If recording an acoustic guitar with your iPhone, this mic will make recordings sound fuller compared to the tinny sound that comes from the iPhone. You'll still get ambient noise, but not as noticeably as with the iPhone. Obviously, you'll get far superior sound with the mic compared to DSLR or mirrorless. I chose this over the PRO model because of its smaller size, single removable AAA battery (I have 2 extra rechargeables in my bag), and I don't need the gain knob. It felt like the extra $100 up-charge was for a larger size and features as opposed to sound quality which didn't seem noticeably improved in comparison videos. You can't go wrong with this mic if you're upgrading your mirrorless or DSLR. If you're upgrading for your iPhone XS or newer, I don't know that the price would justify the slight improvement in sound. But that's purely subjective at my personal income level.


By Troxley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

I purchased this item awhile back and forgot to leave a review. It was so good I'm in the process of tentatively purchasing some more stuff from you guys! Love the packaging and the swiftness! Thank you!

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