Summary: The website's description fit this mike perfectly. It is extremely lightweight, and it's pick up pattern eliminated a lot of unnecessary noise. [...] overall the experience of purchasing with B & H was very satisfying.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Lightweight, Quality Construction
Summary: I'm an amateur video blogger and I was looking for a microphone that would allow me two things: 1) to pick up sounds more clearly in the direction I am filming while minimizing other sounds; and 2) to provide better sound quality when interviewing people on video (i.e. avoid taping and other camera noises). I found that this microphone offers a significant improvement over the Canon HV20 internal microphone.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
Summary: Good little mic. I use it with my hv20. It does pick up some motor noise from the camera. Also I don't like the on/off switch and the led serves almost new purpose. Other than those two points its a great mic and for the price can't be beat. The sound is amazing and it can handle some db's. I used it to shoot some SCCA racing and was amazing.
Summary: Use to use this mic and the only problems I had was it is made so cheap that if you pack it without being in some kind of hard case or hard box it gets damaged and then doesn't work but the left or right side only. The reason for having more then one of these Mic that has become so damaged. I pack all of my equipment in serious cases but never knew the slightest touch would make this Mic fall apart.I now use the Rode mic and it is light years ahead of this Mic.
Summary: The hum mentioned by the vx2100 owner is low frequencypickup of mechanical vibration from the tape transportmechanism (which is why the noise disappears when there's notape in the camera). An offset shoe extender won't help,since the vibration is still transmitted through it (whichis why the noise disappears when the mic is off the shoe). A good shockmount might solve the problem, but there isdefinitely an issue re the MKE 300 and the vx2100.
Summary: I actually found the isolation from this microphone to bequite good. I often have to interview people in noisyenvironments, and usually they pick up just fine with themic pointed directly at them. Definitely better than thebuilt in mic which picks up all of the camera noise. It ismore sensitive yet hardly ever overloads. The MKE 300 isnot top of the line but is a worthwhile investment, if youare doing anything more than home video.