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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 6
6.0

Works Fine

Richard H, B&H Photo
27 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Definitely boosts the sound, especially directional sound, over the built-in mic on the D810. But it's not an improvement in the quality of sound, an important distinction. I'm also a musician with a fair amount of recording experience with boards, preamps, microphones, etc.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Flimsy, Noisy
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Overall 6
6.0

To big

Steve, B&H Photo
23 July 2015
  • Excerpt: When mounted on my 70d the form factor was to large. Using a Lens 35mm or less the tip of the mic was in the frame. I had to send it back to B&H. Other wise it was an OK mic.
  • Pros: Improves Performance
  • Cons: To Large
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value mic, but a very poor mount.

Stpierre, B&H Photo
8 July 2015
  • Excerpt: A good mic, with good audio quality, considering the price. I found the mount almost useless as with the weight of the foam and dead cat, it sags at the front and falls into the frame of even a moderately wide angle lens.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Secondary Mic

Jim D., B&H Photo
2 June 2015
  • Excerpt: This mic came in a package deal so I was a little worried on quality. But using it as a secondary audio capture it's not bad. I would have given it four stars but the mounting base and how it is attached needs improvement. I feel like the rubber bands are going to come off.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 6
6.0

A little too flimsy

Jessica, B&H Photo
26 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Haven't listened to the audio yet, but the mic itself is a little flimsy. Might be great for studio work, but it seems too fragile for out work in the field.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Not Durable
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok Sound, Cheap Feel

Jaleeb Caru, B&H Photo
23 May 2015
  • Excerpt: The sound is decent, but the mic and cable feel very fragile and poorly made. I don't expect this to hod up to much use.
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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
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