Excerpt: I have been doing Broadcast Journalism for a couple years now, and this is something that I could really use. What caught my eye with this product was the price and the reviews this mic had. This mic is a staple item for videographers; its a must. It has clear and crisp audio, has a good range, and is light and portable.The only main issue I had with this, and the only reason why I'm giving it a 3-star review, is because it is a very fragile mic.
Pros: Affordable, Good audio, Light Weight, Long Battery Life, Portable, staple
Excerpt: I bought this mic as an entry level product to start getting better audio quality. It is very simple to operate and goes right on the shoe mount. Two things that I found that were annoying were 1) the red cradle/shock mount sags under the weight of the mic so the dead cat actually shows up in the field of view with my 24-105 lens. I have to jam something between the lens and mic to elevate it out of the way. 2) it has a hissing sound on all my video.
Excerpt: I haven´t used for a long period of time yet, but I can say It´s a very nice product. Very easy to use (I have a Canon 60D). The sound it incredible if you compare to the camera´s internal mics. I purchased it because I needed fast for a wedding, if you are seriously interested in sound, buy a real shotgun mic for a few dollars more, like the Azden around $, it sound better and you can use it in more different situations.
Excerpt: The quality of the product might be high but it takes about 10 minutes every time to try to close the battery case. This design is the most stupid I have seen in years and I'm really afraid I will break something while trying to close it. Totally unusable in the filed where you want to be able to replace the battery as quick as possible.
Excerpt: It's really the only option you have for a replacement band on the video mic, they do have a tendency to break after a while and it would be nice if Rode had a higher quality support band for these older mics.
Excerpt: This mic is very sensitive and I had trouble with my sony cameras getting a level that di not have distortion. I of course had this one the -10 db setting and it was still too sensitive for my taste.
Excerpt: Very handy little shotgun mic for any starter videographer. It uses no batteries to capture sound. Just mount, plug in, and record. And for only $, the sound quality is quite decent.I wouldn't recommend this for professional, or even prosumer uses, but it's a great way to start on a budget.
Pros: Because It Requires No Ba, For Only 99 It Produces
Cons: A Little Small For A Shot, The Sound Quality Isn't T
Excerpt: I use this with my Canon 70D. It is definitely better than the built-in mic but it's not perfect. I mostly use the 17-55MM f2.8 IS USM lens with this camera and the built-in mic picks up focusing motor noise quite a lot. Using this mic eliminates most of it but not all. A very quiet scene, especially indoors, can cause the noise to be picked up even with this mic.
Excerpt: Tried on EOS T2, it was definitely better than the built-in mono mic. VideoMic Go On-Cam really makes better sound with stereo. However, I could not use the mic for my camcorder as the sound was so muted even after amplification on highest setting.
Pros: Affordable, Light Weight, Stereo
Cons: Little bulky, Not Working On Camcorders, Not Working With Camcorde