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RODE NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone (Black)

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RODE NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
Capture broadcast-quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the black Rode NTG3B moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Professional-level features such as low-noise circuitry, upgraded immunity to radio-frequency interference, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in postproduction.
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RODE NTG3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions
  • 3Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Capture broadcast-quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the black Rode NTG3B moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Professional-level features such as low-noise circuitry, upgraded immunity to radio-frequency interference, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in postproduction.

The NTG3B's high sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG3B delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing attenuation of low bass frequencies. Its switch- and dial-free design lets you set up quickly and focus on the sound instead of fiddling with various mic settings. The solid brass housing is both durable and lightweight, and its anti-glare finish prevents reflections in the shot.

Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions
When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The NTG3B's RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions. It also includes a weatherproof aluminum storage cylinder for maximum protection during travel.
Broadcast-Quality Sound
The NTG3B was engineered for broadcast-quality sound, enhanced immunity to RF (radio frequency) interference, and low handling noise. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.

The combination of the NTG3B's 10" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused on-axis directionality with maximum rejection behind the mic. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and highly sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones.
Phantom Powered
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the NTG3B is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
The NTG3B includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the NTG3B in the Rode SMR-4 shockmount (available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole and the mic.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The NTG3B has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rode Blimp furry windshield and shockmount suspension system (available separately).
UPC: 698813002696

RODE NTG3 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection8 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
17 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Sensitivity-30 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level8.2 mV (Max)
Dynamic Range117 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption5 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseTransport Tube, Zipper Pouch
Construction MaterialBrass
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 10.04" / ø: 19 x L: 255 mm
Weight5.75 oz / 163 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.1 x 6.7 x 3.15"

RODE NTG3 Reviews

Always on time

By Sayed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-02

The greatest mic I used after shure sm7b Extremely fast shipping.. amazing service. Always best quality.. Keep it up

Came in defective

By Josh
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I tested this mic out the day it came in and it sounded like there was a rainstorm in the background and some electrical hissing. The XLR pins were all uneven and slightly off looking. I got this mic because everyone said it was industry standard. Come to find out, they just stole the design from the Sennheiser MKH-416. I returned it and bought the MKH-416 instead.

Great sound

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-25

We've tried different shotgun mics in the past and this one outperforms them all.

Industry standard

By david
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

Sound guy loves them. Great isolation with these.

Sound quality of Rode NTG3

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-04

Just tried out the Rode NTG3 Microphone on a film shoot that I was doing out on the edge of the mountains that we were at and not only was it clear but pick up every sound in the area. We had to make a few adjustments but the sound was awesome then the last audio recorder I had. We are pleased to say it was worth the money.

Industry standard

By david
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-21

What more can you say about the NTG3? It's a proven performer.

WOW! The clarity is amazing

By Sulaiman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-03

I am out of words for this mic! I use it for voice overs for my youtube channels and its such a good mic. The build quality/ the clarity of the voice and the fact it comes with 10 years warranty. I highly reccomend it if you have the money for it.

Wow! The clarity is amazing

By Sulaiman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I do youtube reviews and I wanted a mic with really good clarity and my goodness! The Rode NTG3 is absolutely amazing, the matte-black finish to the microphone looks good and the mic overall feels really sturdy. I hooked this thing to my Zoom H6 and I set the gain to about mid level(between 5 and 6) and there is no hissing. Beautiful sound and super clear. I watched a ton of youtube reviews before buying this watch so make sure you do your research well but all I can say is you won't be regretting the quality of this mic. 10/10

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Is there a big sound quality difference between the NTG2 vs. the NTG3?
Asked by: Matthew D.
There are certainly marked differences that warrant the wide price differences. The NTG3 is designed for the broadcast or film professional and is well suited for outdoor use. That said, the NTG2 is an excellent entry level shotgun and serves well for wedding and event videography as well. ------------- NOTE:-----------------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.
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