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RODE VideoMic
9.8 out of 10

RODE VideoMic

Great Deal: $99.00

Reviews and Problems with RODE VideoMic

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Overall 4
4.0

Okay, but I returned it for an upgraded mic

Jeremy Witteveen, B&H Photo
30 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this to pickup scratch and the occasional interview in a pinch. There's a known hiss when plugged straight into some cameras. It can be avoided with an DSLR adapter. Or you can try to remove it in post.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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Overall 4
4.0

Battery compartment couldn't be more difficult

DLBeard, B&H Photo
18 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Giving this only 2 stars because I just spent ½ hour trying to get the battery in. There were no instructions that came with the microphone. There is apparently a little clip at the top that is key, but is hidden by the wind screen. Plus it is not clear how to put the battery in.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Mic...almost

Blind Endeavors, B&H Photo
12 May 2015
  • Excerpt: The sound is great if used on a tripod without any movement, however, any handholding / movement of the camera will cause the mic to bounce on its mount, creating a tapping sound in the recording.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad construction quality

Anthropologie, B&H Photo
21 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I received the mic yesterday. While the sound quality of the mic is really terrific, its build quality is really low. I the slider button broke the very first day when I only used a gentle nudge to move it. Really shocked that a $ dollar mic is such low quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

not too happy

ps, B&H Photo
10 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I would not buy this again. One of the features that lead me to opt for this mic was the 3 stage PAD filter. Unfortunately it's pretty well inaccessible. It gives the product a kind of shoddy feel. Oh well, probably my bad..
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Audio + Bad Design = Bad Sound

Erica, B&H Photo
30 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this as a run and gun camera-mounted mic with a DSLR. I was making a documentary about senior citizens, and this mic couldn't keep up. Though the sound capture quality was acceptable for the price-point the design made it much more problematic.
  • Pros: Good Sound Capture
  • Cons: Bad design, Problematic Suspesion
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Overall 4
4.0

meh

Boecker, B&H Photo
9 September 2014
  • Excerpt: i know this kind of mic won't be any miracle and i understand dslr sound is terrible by nature; but i expected it to be a little less hissy. design is also quite poor, battery compartment is horrible to open, shock mount suspension is extremely fragile.
  • Cons: Fragile, Noisy, Poor Design
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as great as I thought it would be.

Noel, B&H Photo
26 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this mic thinking I was getting low quality sound with my Azden SMX-10 and heard raves about the Rode. Not having a way to test the Rode, I decided to just purchase one and give it a go.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Cons: Bulky In Case, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Not User Friendly

Rich, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
  • Excerpt: A good product if you're in the need for an external microphone for your DSLR camera. Not the best quality as you'll notice right out of the box. This fella comes from the video kits you would normally see in B&H's DSLR packages.
  • Pros: Good audio
  • Cons: Feels cheap, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone

john, B&H Photo
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I found the item flimsy and the recorded sound didn't seem all that great. Perhaps not any better than the in camera mic. there was a lot of hum and sometimes hard to adjust the settings for clearer sound
  • Pros: Small
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