Excerpt: I bought and used this mic in a recording studio to get b-roll of an artist during a recording session. It was really handy being able to adjust gain on the mic itself depending on how loud the music was. I also like that it runs off 9v battery as opposed to AA or AAA which a lot of hot shoe mounted mics do. So far so good, I really like the mic and can't wait to put it to other uses.
Pros: 9v Battery, Onboard Gain Control, Small Form
Excerpt: I only gave it 4 stars as I'll have to return the mic. I noticed that it produced a hiss that is clearly audible at 16khz. I was able to eliminate this sound in FCPX but didn't want to have to do this extra work everytime I'm editing audio from this mic. I actually compared it to the same exact mic from a friend and the other one works just perfectly. Bad luck, defective item. Returning it soon and hoping it'll be OK next time.
Excerpt: I have just started using my Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 for professional video. My teacher had recommended that I buy this RODE mic, and boy am I happy I invested in this one. There are a lot of options to go for cheaper, but after deciding to invest in a better mic - I am not looking back! I am extremely satisfied with this product!
Excerpt: I had heard great things about this product and I never really trusted them until I got it in the mail! Absolutely fantastic microphone. Records a great sound for run and gun and low budget indie film makers. Small enough to fit into my small travel case along with my camera! If you're having second thought about this product, disregard them and buy this mic. NOW.
Excerpt: This a great little mic for documentary work and very easy to use. It sits on top of the camera nicely in the hot shoe mount but can also be used on different mounts such as a boom. (with adaptor not included) An XLR input option would complete this mic.
Excerpt: I bought this Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun microphone to go with my Sony a7s since I travel a lot shooting interviews etc. I needed something that was light and compact. This mics quality is amazing for the price!