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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

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Broadcast, ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection
8 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
17 dB at 180°
Impedance
25 Ohms
Sensitivity
-30 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
117 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
13 dB A-Weighted
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Dimensions
ø: 0.75 x L: 10.04" / ø: 19 x L: 255 mm
Weight
5.75 oz / 163 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.25 x 5.2 x 2.65"

RODE NTG3 Reviews

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question

What's the difference between the NTG3 & the NTG8? And which is better??
Asked by: Ryan
The NTG3 and NTG8 are similar in internal components and both offer great sound quality. The difference in the mics is the length of the interference tube. The NTG8 being a longer mic at 22 vs the NTG3 at 10 inches. The longer tube is directly related to the directionality in capture for use in applications where a tight pickup pattern or recording from a distance is required.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2020-08-26

What kind of XLR adapter/ cables do I need to ...

What kind of XLR adapter/ cables do I need to connect this into my camera via a Zoom H5 recorder AND will this set up work just as well as the Sony XLR-K3M adapter? Any downsides?
Asked by: Mark
standard, 3 pin XLR Mic cables will work with either the Zoom H5 or the Sony Sony XLR-K3M
Answered by: james
Date published: 2020-10-13

How does the NTG3 work as a handheld interview ...

How does the NTG3 work as a handheld interview mic out on the field?
Asked by: Anonymous
The short answer here is, not typically. I say this because the NTG3 is a very directional, supercardioid microphone. What this means is, it is designed more for isolating at various distances and not so much for direct, close audio. If you do use this microphone in tight you can also hear variations in the volume and sound. Handling noise would also be an issue.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-05-07

Would this work with a canon c200?

Would this work with a canon c200?
Asked by: Scott
This will work with the XLR inputs on the C200.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-10-20

How to power with rhode go

How to power with rhode go
Asked by: Ryan
The NTG3 requires 48 volt phantom power to operate. Since the Rode Wireless Go transmitter does not provide the required power, you will need to place a battery powered phantom power supply inbetween the mic and transmitter. Here is an option from PSC: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/577469-REG/PSC_FPSC0001_48_PHantom_Single.html/overview.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-22

Does the NTG3B come with a battery?

Does the NTG3B come with a battery?
Asked by: Marco
No. The RODE NTG3B Shotgun Microphone operates using phantom power. It does not have the options of being powered with a battery.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-06-11

Will this work with the mount for theTascam ...

Will this work with the mount for theTascam CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Canon Cameras? If so, would I need to purchase additional cables?
Asked by: Laura
Yes, the Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone will fit in the microphone holder on the Tascam CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Canon Cameras. The holder is compatible with microphone diameters between 19-23mm, and the NTG3B has a specified diameter of 19mm. A short XLR cable such as the Kopul Coiled 3-Pin XLR-M to Angled 3-Pin XLR-F Cable (BH #KOM4003RC) would be required to connect the microphone to the input on the CA-XLR2d-C: https://bhpho.to/3OYmI96
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-07-10

Can the ntg3 record at 32bit?

Can the ntg3 record at 32bit?
Asked by: Stephen
The RODE NTG3 is an analog microphone that does not offer on-board recording so the bit depth and sample rate for recording are determined by the device that is doing the actual recording. For example, if you were to use the NTG3 to record with the Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder (B&H # ZOH4NPROBLK), you can record 24-bit audio up to 96 kHz in WAV format. If you were to use the Sound Devices MixPre-3 II, you could record 32-bit audio up to 192 kHz in WAV format. The same applies to USB audio interfaces when recording on your computer. The audio quality will be determined by the capabilities of the interface.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-02-22
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