Excerpt: I use this with my dslr for short films and other nature type videos. The mic itself is great, the only thing that holds it back is my cameras preamps. Nothing an external recorder can't fix. But for the price it is in my opinion almost an unbeatable solution for greater sounding audio.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Quality Construction
Excerpt: I've been using this mic on a Nikon D7200 DSLR as the onboard mic is terrible, in loud environments. In this case I was recording my kid's marching band on the field as well as close up on the bleachers. You do have to play with your camera's setting (I set the camera's to lowest without turning it off).
Excerpt: The mic is compact, which is good, but it is so compact that it won't fit into the shoe mount on my Panasonic HS700 camcorder. While it does fit my Panasonic V700, it leaves little room for my finger to operate the ZOOM lever or Photo button. So I had to buy a Rycote hot shoe adapter, RYHSA for $. If you buy the mic I suggest you also buy the Rycote adapter.
Excerpt: I recognized the DSLR onboard mic left a lot to be desired, so I decided to give the RODE GO Mic a shot. The sound is of much better quality than the price would have indicated. I will be buying one for my second camera.
Excerpt: I like the mic and it gets 5 starts, but the dead cat I'm not happy with. I bought the Rode dead cat because I thought it wouldn't shed fake hair like my other generic version. Not so. It sheds everywhere. Plus the hair is longer and after shooting for a day, I realized all my shots had pieces of hair hanging in them. I should have trimmed it back, but needless to say, it's just too long for a dslr setup. Bottom line, not worth the money for the dead cat.
Excerpt: This mic is an excellent place to start for someone who's still new to filmmaking. It sounds great, it's light, easy to use and I love the +20db option. And for those complaining about the bands holding it in place, they work fine and do a good job reducing shock
Excerpt: I use this mic as a secondary mic or if I'm not able to use my NTG2. This mic holds up very well for a non xlr setup. If you are looking for a mic to hook directly into your camera and not looking to burn through your pocket, this mic is the best option.