Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Black)

Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Black)

Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • RF Rejection and Low Noise
  • Withstands Adverse Conditions
  • Broadcast Sound Quality
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The black Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphone is a professional shotgun microphone that delivers a few unique qualities in order to meet the demands of today's broadcast audio engineers and boom operators. The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WiFi networks, internet devices, power lines, etc. The microphone is also built to withstand the rigors of adverse weather conditions.

Of course special attention is paid to the accurate, directional pickup characteristics and its frequency response, sensitivity and low noise floor, which result in pristine audio quality. The NTG3 shotgun microphone is an ideal solution for outdoor ENG and studio applications.

RF Rejection
The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WiFi networks, internet devices, power lines, etc.
Withstands Adverse Conditions
The microphone is constructed to withstand adverse weather conditions for more stable use outdoors.
Supercardioid Line+Gradient Pickup
The supercardioid, shotgun characteristics provide excellent off-axis rejection, focused pickup and longer range.
UPC: 698813002696
In the Box
Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Black)
  • Water Resistant Aluminum Storage Case
  • Windshield
  • Zip Pouch
  • Microphone Clip
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Rode NTG3 Specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Line-gradient supercardioid
    Frequency Response 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 117 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81 dB SPL (A-weighted)
    Maximum Input Sound Level 130 dB
    Power Requirements 48V Phantom power
    Nominal Impedance 25Ω
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions (L x Diam) 10 x 0.74" (255 x 19 mm)
    Weight 5.74 oz (163 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 6.7 x 3.2"

    Rode NTG3 Reviews

    NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 95.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Poor Man's 416 I purchased the NTG-3 primarily as a back-up mic should either of my Schoeps have issues on location with humidity. The NTG-3 is virtually impervious to humidity and adverse weather conditions. So when the going gets tough--weather wise--this is my insurance policy I will be able to complete the shoot. It's nearly identical to the Sennheiser 416, but with a more forgiving pattern. I would not say it is equal to the 416, but it is close enough in my book to do exactly what I need it to do. RODE also includes a great mic storage tube! Overall, a very solid mic at a really great price!
    Date published: 2011-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic in all conditions As soon as I bought it I took it out for a shoot - it performed amazingly well. So much better than my other shotgun mic. This first shoot was interior so everything was crystal clear. I decided to see how it did in higher ambient noise areas, so I took it down to Magnolia Bluff in Seattle and recorded there with my H6. It's always windy there, but the mic with a dead cat did a great job of cutting wind noise. Primarily this mic will be moved on film sets, both internal and external, so it's good to know it'll move between both well. Only drawback is the price point, but as far as I'm concerned, it's well worth the price.
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich sounding with little or no noise I was frankly blown away by the rich tonal quality of this microphone for my production purposes. I've watched a lot of review videos and read some reviews elsewhere and I am impressed by the quality of this microphone that costs less than the industry standard Sennheiser MKH416. I've also listened to tests with the Sennheiser MKH416, but this is a better value for the money. Rode has done a phenomenal job on designing and building this microphone. The cylindrical case that comes with the microphone needs to be better designed though to slide the microphone in and out for easy access and storage.
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just buy it In the industry the NTG-3 is what is known as a hot mic. That means it has a very strong and robust signal; and because of that you will be turning your levels down a lot This is a good thing. as you turn your levels down you also lower the noise floor (this mike has a low noise floor to begin with) so the mic will deliver a very clean signal. My advice save up a little more money and buy the NTG-3 you won't be sorry this mic delivers. I should point out that the nkg-3 needs phantom power there is no battery so be certain that your camera, preamp or recorder can provide phantom power.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic We got this microphone almost a year ago for a run and gun documentary team. We use it on the shotgun mount of a Canon C100 MKII and sometimes on a boom for interview audio. Granted, I'm a shooter and an editor more than an audio guy, but in my opinion this microphone has performed as well as any more expensive mic I've ever borrowed or edited audio from. If you are trying to get the most bang from your limited bucks, you won't go wrong with saving money and purchasing this microphone over a Sennheiser counterpart. It's not the mic I wanted for our kit, but I've been pleased and surprised and now I love it.
    Date published: 2017-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound, Classy Package I must admit, before purchasing this mic I did some extensive research on the best kind of shotgun/boom mics for video work. After seeing several professional endorsements for the NTG-3 I decided it would give me the best overall quality and flexibility for what I do. I've only had it for about a week now and I pair it with Sound Device's 302 portable field mixer, and the sound quality is pretty incredible. It is so crystal clear, especially if you're recording sound effects and getting close to the action. It also works great for picking up vocals from interviews and narratives. Overall, I'm very happy I chose this mic.
    Date published: 2012-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good shotgun mic I am a writer, director, and producer of Independent films and have had the oportunity to work with many different shotgun mics on set. The Rode NTG-3 is the best in its price range because it's clean, clear, and rich with perfect dynamic range latitude for Boom Operators with varying degrees of experience. The NTG-3 is forgiving for less than perfect placement while catching full, natural sounding dialogue. When you factor in all the variables of what is needed to capture great audio on the set of an Independent film, you'd be hard pressed to find a better shotgun mic for the price than the Rode NTG-3.
    Date published: 2012-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy Quite nice. Good clean pick up. I wanted something that had a good off-axis rejection and a bit WIDER pick up pattern (as compared to MKH 416). This mic has both. I am no audio expert, however, I did this experiment. Stood about 3 ft away from the mic, then moved about a foot and half to my right, and to my left. Didn't notice much of a difference. Also, the room noise was minimal.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
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