Excerpt: I bought this as a supplemental microphone to attach to a GoPro and my iPhone. The audio quality is usable but the pickup pattern is so tight it only captures audio at very close range. Which means adding gain to the audio in post which increases the ever present buzz of the mic.
Excerpt: I've been using this the Audio-Technica microphone for a few weeks. It replaced my Azden SMX-10 shotgun mic that developed a static sound after after ~ 2 years of use. The A-T mic does a solid job of recording outdoors with little or no post processing required.
Excerpt: Perfect for outdoor music concerts with a solid sound system. Great for picking up natural sounds at close range, (wind in trees and a small stream/waterfall). Does not pick up voices/conversations well when more than 4-5 feet away.
Excerpt: I'm happy enough with the quality from this microphone. It works and it sounds more professional than the on camera mic. The battery seems like it will last a long time and the cord is easy enough to keep out of the way. (I wrap it around the front of the shoe mount to keep it off my screen).
Excerpt: Haven't owned the mic long enough to fully review. Bought this mic to use on a DSLR for video/audio capture. Microphone works well, good stereo seperation. Helps to focus audio capture to subject up to 5 feet away. Much better than built in mic on camera.