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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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...
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.
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.