Senal CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone

Senal CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone

Senal CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 3-Level Gain Switch (-10, 0, +10 dB)
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Power LED
  • Coiled 1/8" Cable
  • Runs on a Single AA Battery (Included)
  • Shoe-Mount with 3/8" Threaded Socket
  • Includes Foam Windscreen & Carry Pouch
  • Integrated Shock Mount
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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Senal CS-88 overview

  • 1Description

The Senal CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone is designed for recording live audio directly to your DSLR camera. The CS-88's back electret condenser capsule, wide frequency response, flexible gain control, and shotgun design make it ideal for recording dialog and interviews both outdoors and indoors from a variety of distances. With its cardioid polar pattern, the CS-88 is optimized to focus on the subject while rejecting off-axis sound, making it great for ENG, film, broadcast and more.

The CS-88 attaches to your camera's shoe mount or to a boom pole and plugs into the camera's audio input jack to deliver natural, professional-quality sound. It's integrated shock mount isolates the microphone from vibrations caused by your camera or boom pole to minimize handling noise, thereby improving your recordings. On the side of the microphone, you'll find a three-level gain switch that provides a +10 dB boost, 0 dB unity gain, or -10 dB pad to prevent distortion from audio overload. Furthermore, the mic features a switchable high-pass filter at 60 Hz to roll off unwanted low-frequency noise and rumble.

The CS-88 runs on a single AA battery and its power indicator LED glows green when the mic's on/off switch is turned on. For convenience, the indicator LED glows red when it's time to change the battery. The mic comes with a foam windscreen that helps reduce wind noise and a drawstring carry pouch for safe storage and transport.

Professional-quality sound recording for DSLR or camcorder
Back electret condenser shotgun microphone with cardioid polar pattern optimized to focus on the subject in front of the camera and reject off-axis sound
Compact, lightweight design
Integrated shock mount isolates the microphone from vibrations caused by your camera or boom pole
The three-level gain switch provides a +10 dB boost, 0 dB unity gain, or -10 dB pad
On/off switch and power LED indicator that glows green when the CS-88 turns on and red when it's time to change the battery
Metal shoe-mount mounting adapter with a 3/8" threaded socket lets you mount the CS-88 on a camera or boom pole
3.5mm audio connection plugs into your DSLR's audio input jack to record live audio directly into your camera
Includes foam windscreen that helps reduce noise caused by wind or drafts from air conditioners
Includes drawstring carry pouch for safe storage and transport
UPC: 847628567221
In the Box
Senal CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Drawstring Pouch
  • AA Battery
  • 4 x Replacement Suspenders
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Senal CS-88 specs

    Transducer Type Back electret condenser
    Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 16 kHz
    Sensitivity -32 dB, 3 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa at 1 kHz)
    High-Pass Filter 60 Hz 10 dB/octave
    Output Impedance 2000 ohms +/-30%
    Power Requirements One 1.5 V AA battery
    Dimensions 8.7 x 3.4 x 2.3" (22.0 x 8.6 x 5.8 cm), microphone with shock mount
    Weight 6.4 oz (181.0 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 7.7 x 2.5"

    Senal CS-88 reviews

    CS-88 DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done Needed an external mic for outdoor work using a Canon 7D MkII that was picking up huge noise from the AF. Reduced the noise almost completely. Depends on the lens. Really good with the new Sigma HSM. Elimated most other external noise behind me and the variable gain and high pass filter give me lots of options at a low cost. I added a fuzzy windscreen as well for outdoors. For interviews at fixed focus it was great. Way better sound quality than the internal mic. I'm probably going to rig a mount on a flash arm or such as I work along and don't have a boom operator. For my purposes, which are documentation and interviews supplemental to my photojournalism and blog projects.
    Date published: 2015-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Inexpensive Shotgun I used this shotgun in a moderately noisy bar the other day and while it picked up the background noise, standing about 3-4 feet from my subject, they were loud and clear. For the money, it's a terrific mic. Other than that example, I am using the mic in typical environments with moderate noise levels and the sound quality is pretty good. Only complaint, and this is more about me than the Mic, is you have to remember to turn on the power on the Mic. It's an extra step that if forgotten, gives you only pretty silent video.
    Date published: 2015-03-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adequate for My Needs This mic is fairly inexpensive but I think I would opt for a better, more expensive one if I had to do it again.� I've used it on all the settings and find that the -10db setting makes everything sound like it's under water.� the +10db setting worked best and I was able to get discreet birds sounds without extraneous traffic noises.� I video trains a lot and used it today in a windy environment and it make the wind more of a rumble than the usual higher frequency mess.� It picked up the train for a good distance and didn't lose sound detail as it passed.� It if's not windy I will probably use the mic's on the camcorders instead of the Sensal.
    Date published: 2018-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent external mike for the price ... The floating rubber mount does a lot to help isolate overall noise. 60 Hz high pass filter is genuinely useful as well as three level gain switch. BE sure to turn the mike on each time you use it. Nothing sinks your heart faster than reviewing your video recording with NO sound! I just leave it on until I am done for the day.
    Date published: 2015-05-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Mic Works great with DSLR. I prefer the sound quality over my much more expensive Rhode shotgun mic.
    Date published: 2015-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well designed works very well. We use this mic on Video Camera and on pole. doing interviews. When doing them outside or in noise areas it has cleaned up the problems of background noise 80%or better. The only problem that we had was it came with 3/8 thread not 1/4 20 thread.
    Date published: 2014-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a really clear microphone but the setup on it for use with the 5d makes it a little hard to take pictures while it is attached. I would suggest getting an extention to take it up a little higher. As far as the quality, you can't beat the quality with the price.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great external mic! I bought this for my Nikon D5100 and so far I am not disappointed. You can also attach this mic to a boom pole for your home movies!
    Date published: 2014-09-16
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