Excerpt: This mic will definitely improve the quality of in-camera audio. Its form and ease of operation are also good. I haven't used it enough yet to determine battery life, but the unit's power consumption is reportedly quite low. My only suggestion for improvement would be a more robust cable. The one currently used seems rather flimsy.
Excerpt: It works great with my Canon 70D and really reduces background noise (when you use the +20dB setting and set the 70D levels manually), but the switches to turn on & off the device, as well as the buttons to set the gain levels are very cheap and don't really line up with the hash marks for each respective setting. I expected more from Rode in this regard, but audio-quality is solid and great for picking up the 3D acoustics of your environment.
Excerpt: I have the new Rode Videomic but want to keep the older, bulkier one in commission. The straps fail in it from time to time since I'm flipping it around when using it with my DSLR and monopod. I'm glad they sell the straps for my convenience. <br /><br />I believe the newer model has created sturdier straps than these.
Great Microphone as long as it doesnt break while installing the battery
2 June 2013
Summary: Video Mic Pro is great microphone perfect for shooting movies and doing interviews with...it picks your voice up very clearly however, it takes few mins to jam the battery in the compartment...There is no simpler way installing the battery with this microphone...
I would recommend this to any photojournalist as a good companion to a DSLR
12 April 2013
Summary: I'm a photojournalist and use this mic with my DSLR. It works great and has pretty good sound quality. The controls are not in a very convenient place, but overall I really like the mic. Used mostly for interviews.
Excerpt: Would be 5 stars, except the price. These bands keep my mic stable, don't make noise, and are excellent quality. My 1st set of bands broke and I used rubber bands (terrible idea!). Now that I have these RODE bands, I'm able to keep my shotgun rig running and gunnin!