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ZoomSGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

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    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Business (7), Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

SGH-6 Shotgun Mic

By livewolf

from Teaneck nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

Superb mic that makes the H5 a great recording device. Only thing missing is a protective cover which could protect this device when not in use. The base recording unit H5 does have its own plastic container.

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4.0

Recording Bird Sounds

By New birder

from Illinois

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

      I am quite happy with the Zoom H5 and SGH-6 shotgun mic combination. I use them in the field for recording bird sounds. Their compact and integrated design makes it easier for me to carry and use them in the field along with other equipment such as cameras, spotting scope, and binoculars. My current challenge is to find a decent case for them which I can attach to my camera/binocular harness. The Zoom case for the H5 does not accommodate the length of the SGH-6, just the basic mic. While I may not be able to achieve the distance I might like with a parabolic mic, this combination is a good compromise considering the reasonable cost, compact size, and the light weight.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Shotgun Mic add on for the H6

      By IEHD

      from Chino, CA

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Low Power Consumption

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

          Good clarity for not an expensive mic

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I give 4 star generously will deserve 3.5 star

          By Ryszard. S

          from Fayetteville,AR

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Low Power Consumption

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Specific Application

            Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

            Yes is working but this is not high quality shotgun microphone. But for this price is just OK

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works well close

            By Bill from Florida

            from Miami

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Low Power Consumption
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                We use this unit simultaneously with lavs as a back-up, and to mix in a bit of ambience if needed. What's great about the H6 is all those inputs, and this module does not take up any of the 4 other channels, it lays down a discreet track. You can use it as a primary mic but keep it close or the signal will be weak.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                My first boom mic

                By Climber

                from Pelham NH

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                  5 star for B&H for smooth transaction.
                  5 star for SGH-6 mic. Works very well.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product, great service

                  By jimp

                  from NUC

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                      I used the SGH-6 for interviews with video and it was perfect. Sound is clear and has great volume. I highly recommend this product .

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Work really good !

                      By dantanguay

                      from Blainville, QC

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                          Nice add-on to the ZOOM. Great buy !

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very good. A must for ZOOM 5 or 6 owners

                          By Eddie

                          from Lake Havasu City Arizona

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                            Firstly...the H5 zoom is amazing device. I purchased it for audio for my Go PRO's (i have four) and it really helps my videos. But this shotgun mic works very good...for the price point. A must for ZOOM 5 or 5 owners....

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Makes the H5 worth the extra $$$

                            By Hool

                            from New York, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                The H4 is great, but why not spend a little extra and get the H5 since it can accept attachments? For documentary work this is totally worth it.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Mic for the Price

                                By smackedshop

                                from olney md

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                    This thing is great! The windscreen is essential for anything outdoors as the slightest breeze will distort without. The low noise floor of the H6 allows you to crank this thing!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent!

                                    By RobMan

                                    from Sacramento, CA

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Replacement

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      I have been using the SGH-6 shotgun capsule on my Zoom H5N. The audio is clear and it allows me to keep all of my audio equipment on my DSLR rig. I like the mobility and versatility it provides. I would highly recommend this mic for anyone using a H5N or H6.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Quality

                                      By ibmradio.

                                      from Clyde, Ohio

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      Works great. Surprising sound from Zoom.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great mic

                                      By Chris

                                      from Dallas, TX

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      Clear. Easy to use. Portable.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Not bad

                                      By JseanSSent

                                      from Baltimore

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      Works okay but not the greatest boom from further distances. Works okay mounted directly on top of a camera with less handling noise than the other two included H6 mics. Seems to be a great mic for closer distances and mounted on a stagnant tripod. It can be a great tool as long as you are aware of its strengths and weaknesses

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                                      4.0

                                      Cool little attachment

                                      By Destructocam

                                      from Philadelphia PA

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      I like this. It's a really nice option when you have all four xlr ports taken and would like an insurance mic. It isn't the greatest shotgun but it is an ingenious accessory for videographers and filmaker a with a budget.

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Zoom - SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule

                                      By Richard Fendelman

                                      from Coconut Grove, Florida

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      I love my ZOOM H6. I was shooting some red carpet interviews and shooting over the shoulders of other video guys from the networks. The sound was ok using the XY Microphone Module but I thought that the shotgun module would work even better..so I bought it.
                                      I used it today for a press preview of American Idiot were 15 singers onstage were miked and I was about 20 feet away with my GH3 and H6.
                                      I must say that the sound came out very bright, a little too bright. Maybe there are setting on the H6 to adjust that, but I don't know. Maybe I could fix it in Audition, but I haven't had time to find out. I am keeping the shotgun anyway just incase I need it in the future.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Surprisingly good sound quality

                                      By CellaC

                                      from Los Angeles, ca

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      I was surprised by this mic's quality. Upon listening to it though headphones attached to the h6, it sounded like there was a rather high noise floor. But upon inspecting it on my computer it was clean as a bell. Great unit.

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                                      4.0

                                      For the money it's a must have

                                      By Swandme

                                      from Eagle River WI

                                      Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                      I like the compact size and its ready to go out doors on a windy day with the included dead cat

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                                      4.0

                                      nice short boom. Is that you, fuzzy?

                                      By engineben

                                      from Bloomington, IN

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Battery lasts forever
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Knobs Are Good
                                      • Levels Are Accurate

                                      Cons

                                      • Camera Mounting An Issue

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule for H5 and H6 Recorders:

                                        It sounds great on the H6. I had to camera mount it (BMCC) and my only complaint is that the fuzzy sock gets in the way of the lens at times. It would be better if their were multiple mounting points on the back of the H6 to scoot it back a little away from the lens.

                                        I wish it could do a -15db recording backup to channels 1-4 instead of just the LR input.

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                                        • No

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