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Saramonic Vmic Mini Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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Saramonic Vmic Mini Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Livestreamer
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
For mobile video creators in need of a cost-effective and unobtrusive upgrade from their device's built-in mic, the Saramonic Vmic Mini shotgun microphone offers a quality solution that won't impede the flow of work. This lightweight and ultracompact shotgun microphone mounts directly to DSLR, mirrorless, and video cameras, or to smartphones and tablets with an adapter (available separately), and yields considerably improved sound compared to the built-in mics on these devices.
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Saramonic VMICMINI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic for Focused Sound
  • 3Ultracompact Size Fits Anywhere
  • 4Built-In Shockmount Reduces Vibrations and Rumble
  • 5Bullet-Shaped Windscreen Blocks Wind Noise
  • 6Versatile Mounting Options
  • 7Runs on Plug-In Power
  • 8Cables for Cameras and Mobile Devices

For mobile video creators in need of a cost-effective and unobtrusive upgrade from their device's built-in mic, the Saramonic Vmic Mini shotgun microphone offers a quality solution that won't impede the flow of work. This lightweight and ultracompact shotgun microphone mounts directly to DSLR, mirrorless, and video cameras, or to smartphones and tablets with an adapter (available separately), and yields considerably improved sound compared to the built-in mics on these devices.

Plug-and-play operation makes it extremely easy to use right out of the box. With no batteries to install or charge, and no buttons or switches to operate, you can immediately start recording your YouTube videos, Facebook Live streams, and interviews, at home or on the go. The Vmic Mini includes two 3.5mm cables—a TRS cable for use with cameras and a TRS to TRRS cable to allow proper hookup to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a headphone jack.

Shotgun Mic for Focused Sound
Though most microphones found in cameras and mobile devices capture sound from all directions, the Vmic Mini features a cardioid pickup pattern that focuses the audio capture in front of the camera while rejecting distracting sounds in the background. The mic has been tuned with a slight bump at 8 kHz, which adds presence and clarity to speech.
Ultracompact Size Fits Anywhere
With a light, precision-cut aluminum-alloy body and no bulky battery to worry about, the Vmic Mini fits comfortably on your camera without weighing it down. Unlike larger shotgun mics, its compact size is ideal for use with small-format cameras as well as smaller mobile devices, staying out of the way so you can get right in the middle of the action.
Built-In Shockmount Reduces Vibrations and Rumble
A smart feature of the Vmic Mini's design is the robust, integrated shockmount. It helps to isolate the mic from handling noise and vibrations when you're on the move, greatly reducing muddying low-end rumble.
Bullet-Shaped Windscreen Blocks Wind Noise
The included bullet-shaped windscreen gives the Vmic Mini a slick and functional look, while blocking wind noise and protecting it from the elements.
Versatile Mounting Options
The Vmic Mini's integrated, locking shoe mount features a 1/4"-20 thread at the bottom and is ready to attach to your camera, gimbal, tripod, boompole, or stand. With its miniature size, the mic is extremely well-suited for phone mounting using a phone tripod adapter clamp equipped with a cold shoe (available separately).
Runs on Plug-In Power
Since the Vmic Mini operates on plug-in power from your camera, smartphone, or tablet, it requires no batteries. This reduces weight and makes the mic easier to use.
Cables for Cameras and Mobile Devices
The Vmic Mini includes two 3.5mm cables to ensure easy connectivity with your camera or mobile device.
  • Short, coiled right-angle 3.5mm TRS to right-angle 3.5mm TRS cable with gold-plated connectors for connection to the mic input of DSLR and mirrorless cameras
  • Short, coiled right-angle 3.5mm TRS to straight 3.5mm TRRS cable with gold-plated connectors for connection to the headphone jack of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets

 

Saramonic VMICMINI Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Camera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
75 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
105 dB SPL (1 kHz, 5% THD)
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Included Cable)
Microphone
Form Factor
Camera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Diaphragm
0.6" / 14 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
75 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
105 dB SPL (1 kHz, 5% THD)
Impedance
200 Ohms
Sensitivity
-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
75 dB SPL
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
1/4"-20 Female
Construction Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
H: 2.44 x W: 0.75 x L: 4.61" / H: 6.2 x W: 1.91 x L: 11.71 cm
Weight
2.43 oz / 69 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.82 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10 x 4.78 x 2.4"

Saramonic VMICMINI Reviews

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Will it work if I connect it directly to the ...

Will it work if I connect it directly to the camcorder?
Asked by: Jose Luis
Yes if the camera has a 3.5mm input and provides plug-in power. Please consult your camera's user manual to see if the 3.5mm microphone input provides plug-in power. Most do, but it is worth checking before you purchase.
Answered by: JDEAN
Date published: 2020-07-06

I did not receive a user manual for the Vmic ...

I did not receive a user manual for the Vmic mini, How do I connect it or get it to work?
Asked by: DAVID
There is no manual because it is just as easy as plugging it into your camera, phone or tablet. There are 2 cables included, one TRS output cable for cameras and a TRRS output cable for mobile devices. The TRS output cable has right-angled connectors on both sides, while. the TRRS output cable has right-angled connector for the mic and straight connector to plug into the mobile device.
Answered by: JDEAN
Date published: 2020-05-17

Will it work with a camera that provides no bus ...

Will it work with a camera that provides no bus power over the connector?
Asked by: Andrew
No it will not. The host device must supply the requisite plug-in power voltage.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2020-01-24

Is this good for Wildlife? Thanks.

Is this good for Wildlife? Thanks.
Asked by: Evan
Yes, the Saramonic Vmic Mini Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone could be used with a compatible camera, smartphone or other audio device to capture ambient wildlife sounds.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2021-11-29

Can you use this for the DJI Osmo?

Can you use this for the DJI Osmo?
Asked by: Curtis
Which version of the DJI Osmo are you referring to? I use mine with the DJI Osmo Pocket but you need to purchase the adapter that DJI sells.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-08-22

can i use this on iphone 11? Need a mount?

can i use this on iphone 11? Need a mount?
Asked by: Gino
Yes, the Saramonic Vmic Mini Shotgun Microphone can be connected to an iPhone using the Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter (B&H # APLAADAP). As a mount for the phone and mic, you can use the Saramonic SR-BSP1C Smartphone Holder for Tripods and Stabilizing Handgrips (B&H # SASRBSP1C) which can attach to a tripod, monopod, stand, or handgrip.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-03-15

Is there a deadcat accessory for this mic?

Is there a deadcat accessory for this mic?
Asked by: Joshua
There is not a deadbeat that is specifically designed for it, but the Saramonic M3-WS slides right over the Vmic Mini's windscreen and works extremely well.
Answered by: JDEAN
Date published: 2020-05-17

Can I use this with fuji x-t3?

Can I use this with fuji x-t3?
Asked by: Bob
Yes, but you will need a 3.5mm female to 2.5mm male adapter since the Fuji X-T3 has a 2.5mm mic input. The Saramonic SR-25C35 is ideal for what you need.
Answered by: JDEAN
Date published: 2020-11-23
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