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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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