Excerpt: I have used this mic before as well as a few other types of shotgun mics for dslr's. This is comparable in quality of sound and construction to the Rode VideoMic Pro. Both are great mics and will make a huge difference in your audio capture. This one is slightly less expensive!
Pros: Easy to use, Good sound quality, price, Small
Excerpt: This mic was purchased a few days before a trip out of town to shoot video for my business. My old mic seemed to have a problem and I could not longer consider it reliable. The folks at B&H recommended the Shure VP 83, and owning a VP 88 from the good-old-days of pro equipment I knew the Shure name...
Excerpt: I have read review I found from googles etc and decide that rather go with Rode unit. I always has been using Shure products and have suggested others so why not. I'm very please with results.
Excerpt: I have used the Rhode before - it was great as well Except changing the battery was a bit of a hassle for me. Spoke to BH sales and they recommended the Shure. Much easier to use and it also sounds great.
Pros: Easy To Install Battery, Sounds Good Easy To Use, Very compact
Excerpt: I needed mics for my dslr cameras, and had previously gotten microphones at about half the price that weren't cutting it. I was getting a lot of hissing due to the weak pre-amp on those cameras and I needed something more powerful.
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...