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RODE VideoMic
9.8 out of 10

RODE VideoMic

Great Deal: $34.95

Reviews and Problems with RODE VideoMic

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Overall 6
6.0

Good mic; annoying battery door

liz, B&H Photo
4 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Primary use is for backup audio for interviews. Toggle switch allows for -10 to 0 to +20 dB and high pass filter. Wish there was an option between 0 and +20. With certain DSLR cameras, there is no way to monitor the audio.
  • Pros: Compact, High Quality, Lightweight, Small
  • Cons: Battery Door
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok, but...

Wisabcon, B&H Photo
18 February 2015
  • Excerpt: My main reason for buying this mic was to get away from hearing the autofocus of my lens on the audio portion of the recording. This mic has too wide of a pickup pattern and I can still clearly hear the autofocus of the lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Catch 22

Chuck, B&H Photo
29 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Works just fine as long as you remember to turn the mic on. So far I have recorded two videos with my Canon (and the Rode mic) thinking all I had to do was press record on the camera. No sound unless you also turn on the mic powered by its own 9v battery. Once the mic is on it works great!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Adorama
31 December 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Sound is good, but the design...

LMSavannah, B&H Photo
28 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Like the sound quality, like the design of the shock absorbing mount, but the Battery door... Took my hours of swearing to get the door back in place with the battery. Was worried about breaking it the whole time. Really Rode, is that the best that you can do?
  • Pros: Sound quality
  • Cons: Battery Door
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Price, Not As Clean A Azden SGM 1X

James, B&H Photo
15 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Rode is a popular brand, and for a on the go style of shooting, this is perfect. From my experience, I feel it's better to sepnd the extra cash on the Azden SMG-1X.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

It has is Pros and Cons

Daniel K., B&H Photo
22 November 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Affordable, Good audio, Light Weight, Long Battery Life, Portable, staple
  • Cons: Fragile, Weak construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Great beginning piece of gear

Andrew Munsell, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • 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...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice mic but not great

Punkmati, B&H Photo
14 October 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Performance
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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Overall 6
6.0

Unusable battery case

Boyd, B&H Photo
30 August 2014
  • 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.
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