Must have for its price
Very good microphone for his price. It is not a professional microphone but the quality is quite good for some commentary video on youtube.It comes out of the box with a battery included ;). It doesn't have a microUSB port so the only way to use it is via the AUX cable. Is designed to be used with cameras (es. my Nikon) but it also works with phones, tablet and so on that have a mic input.For its price is a must have.
Excellent mic with quality materials an excellent sound
Quick Review – Amazing build quality, excellent sound capturing, well designed, excellent record quality, highly recommended.General Verdict = great product, universal fitting, very light, excellent quality sound, huge value, much recommended product.Long ReviewGeneral – I have tried and used a couple of different mics for my camera and none have been anywhere as high a quality as this one, The design itself is simple yet effective, with high quality metal construction, this heart shaped unidirectional design works very well at picking up sound. The mic is powered by a CR2032 button cell battery (included) and lasts very well approx. 50-60 hours.There is a 3 way switch on top of the mic that switches it from off position to 0db (standard) to +10db (boosted) for better sound pickup over ranges, It fits quite well on the camera locking into place on the standard hot shoe point and requires a standard 3.5mm audio jack point on the camera to work correctly.Materials – The metals used in construction feel very sturdy and like it can take a knock or two without issues, the mount itself is plastic with built in cushioning to help reduce the impact from knocks and bangs, the included wind proof cotton sleeve for the mic is well constructed, no pits, tears or holes and fits the mic precisely providing a good natural noise reduction.Improvement Possibilities – This section should in no way be thought of as negative, this is just ideas I had for possible future thoughts for developing the product further.1. N/AOverall Verdict – outstanding mic, amazing quality & build, east fit and remove, provides excellent sound quality, amazing value for money.Thank You for readingCarl Fellows
This is a pretty decent, lightweight microphone, suitable for most DSLs and superzoom/bridge cameras that have a standard mic socket.It's got a cardoid response (with a fairly good rejection of sound from behind, but it cannae change the laws of physics). Sound quality is great for the price. Noise isn't overwhelming, as some older reviews say -- I suspect the internal electronics have been upgraded since then.Speaking of which, as a condenser mic, it needs power to drive those internal gubbins. So the package comes with a lithium button cell (not rechargeable). Mine hasn't run out yet, so I can't verify the 50 hour battery-life claim. Replacements are easily available, such as this six-pack, branded Panasonic.Curiously, I see one or two Amazon reviews saying the sound quality is no better than the built-in mics in their cameras. Either their cameras have excellent microphones, or they made the same mistake as I did at first: I failed to push the jack fully home! The Fuji socket is rather stiff, and it's recessed so it's hard to see that the jack isn't properly in.Also, don't forget it's a mono mic. I'd have thought this was obvious, but apparently not so!What would I improve? It would be good to have a low-battery indication. Also some rubber construction between the body and the camera mount might help attenuate the transmitted handling noise when you zoom, focus, etc. Otherwise, this might have got five stars.In case you were wondering, the body is 130 mm long with its foam sock on, and it sits 65 mm above the flash shoe.Unboxing photos attached, plus a photo of it attached to my Fuji X-S1.Full disclosure: I was asked to test this product by K&F/dcmall, but this review is my genuinely independent opinion.
This is a high quality professional video microphone that sits on the top of the camera via a hot shoe. It is a great microphone for any film maker on a budget and it sounds far better that an built in camera mic.The box is very nice and from the box alone, i could tell this is a premium product. In the box you find the microphone itself and a wind filter. This microphone requires a cell battery and the great thing is that in this case, it is included. This is nice to see, as it means you can get up and running as soon as it is out of the box. To use the microphone you simply insert the battery, mount the microphone to the camera, plug the aux cable into the microphone port on your camera, turn it on and hit record - Just don't forget to turn the microphone on or you will have no audio. The microphone is very well built and fits nicely on top of the camera, it mounts to the hot shoe mount and secures with some locking nuts to keep the microphone still and secure., it is a nice size so it is sturdy. The cable is coiled cable so it is stretchy so there is no excess getting tangled, but at the same time, it will reach all camera ports so it's ideal. The sound quality of this mic is very nice, it is crisp and clear, and doesn't have any background noise.Overall, this is a great microphone for any filmmaker on a budget as it sounds better than any built in camera microphone and will improve any video clips
Great Quality Microphone - Metal Build
This microphone is a great addition to any camera as it increases the audio quality drastically.Included is:MicrophoneWind CoverCR2032 BatteryManualThe microphone attaches to your camera using the hotshoe on the top of mostly all modern cameras. This is a secure and practical way to mount it.The microphone itself is made of metal. This gives it a great feel and a much more durable look.The included wind cover for the microphone is quite useful. It will reduce the amount of wind reaching the microphone, it isn't the best but it is better than nothing.The microphone has a 3.5mm jack on the end. Most cameras have a port directly for this which is ideal for the applicationThe audio quality from this microphone is brilliant. It is far superior to the on camera microphone as it can pick up sound from much further away and with less noise.The top of the microphone has the sliding switch which changes the audio mode from:Off - No Audio Is Transferred To The Camera0db - Audio Is Transferred With No Gain10db - Audio Is Transferred With 10db Of GainThe microphone is also mounted on rubber which reduces the vibration and noises from on the camera which other microphones may pick up.Overall due to the great, metal, build quality of this microphone along with the professional audio capture and quality, this makes it a great purchase for anyone!