Excerpt: This microphone is well built and the brand is known by everybody who works with audio gear. You can think that is small but the sound is just as good as bigger Rode's. The metal construction assures a better mic life than others made of plastic.
Excerpt: I recently lost my previous microphone a Rode VideoMic, I had had it for 4 years and it had great sound pickup. The only downside was that the rubber bands that the first model came with would eventually have to be be replaced and the suspension system wasn't good at all, and it was also extremely long. This Shure VP83 fixes all these issues I'd been having with my previous microphone, it's shorter, more compact, and has a much better lyre system.
Excerpt: I paired this with my Sony CX900 camcorder after it was suggested to me by a very helpful B&H associate. The sound is excellent. Love how lightweight it is and always produces great quality. Not an audio expert so I can't go into any terminology but this microphone has greatly enhanced my production quality! It also arrived promptly and well packaged. Thanks for the spot on recommendation and customer service B&H!
Excerpt: I use the LensHopper on my second Pocket Camera. The first is set up with a pre-amp, but I decided I needed something smaller as a "nose mic" for the other. As everyone knows by now, the Pocket is notorious for thin audio. This mic at +20, with the mic input on the camera set at 20% delivers very useable ambient audio, and in a pinch, I've even recorded dialog with it - as long as the subject isn't more than 5 or 6 feet from the camera.
Excerpt: Awesome product and easy to use. I think that there is a MASSIVE difference between stock audio and this device. I should have upgraded to the model with the storage capacity internal. I could have used that in many different ways...
Excerpt: I read the reviews on the Rode then this Shure VP83 and I felt much better buying this one. I'm sure glad I did. It works FANTASTIC. If you get it, you won't be sorry. No battery-dept door opening problem like the Rode and this Shure takes a AA battery.....easy. Great quality.
Pros: AA Battery, Easy In Out Battery, Great sound
Excerpt: I was between the Rode video mic pro and the Sennh MKE400, I tested both and then I saw this Shure and gave it a try. It has a much better build quality than the others, a great rycote shock mount and is very very sensitive. The levels on my GH3 are always at 1 with it. It also has a LED to warn you about battery life and an extra +20db setting. Great microphone for the price. delivering great audio.
Excerpt: I picked this mic for $[*] after a $[*] rebate at B&H.It works great with my Canon 5d mark III and with my vixia hf G30. It is well built, uses one double A battery, the vibration mount is well designed and the +20db allows me to record clear sound directly in to the camera.
Excerpt: So far, this microphone has been a great companion to my Canon t3i. I have used both the LensHopper and the Rode VideoMic Pro, and I have to say that both of them have the same audio quality. But the LensHopper is stronger and will not fall from its shock mount. Plus, you can use a single battery for weeks.