Best Sales On Shotgun Microphones for DSLR

The Sevenoak SK-CM300 is a Shotgun Microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders.Its super-cardioid accurately captures ambiance while exhibiting excellent off-axis rejection and signal-to-noise ratio.

  sevenoak tip: please don’t skimp on your audio gear.

  Whether you’re shooting a low-budget independent film, or a music video, or in the jungles shooting a documentary, or even just posting casual videos to YouTube, the quality of your audio can make or break the end product.

  Viewers will often accept shaky archival footage or less-than-ideal b-roll — so long as it moves the story along, and keeps their interest.

  Try to have your audience deal with crackling audio. Or reverb. Or unclear dialog. And… well, chances are, they’re going to tune out.

  Obviously you don’t want that. Since you’ve bought all sorts of filmmaking and video production gear, and you’ve worked so hard, you’ll want to give yourself the best opportunity for success.

  All that, to say… one of the first accessories I recommend for new DSLR and mirrorless camera owners is this:

  Shotgun Micphone SK-CM300

  The Sevenoak SK-CM300 is a Shotgun Microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders.
                                                                                                         Shotgun Micphone SK-CM300

  Its super-cardioid accurately captures ambiance while exhibiting excellent off-axis rejection and signal-to-noise ratio.

  In addition to the microphone's native 35Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.

  The integrated shock mount conveniently mounts the SK-CM300 onto any camera accessory shoe while effectively suppressing handling and vibration noise.

  The 3.5mm plug is compatible with a wide variety of different cameras and audio devices. It can operate for up to 100 hours on 9V lithium or alkaline battery, allowing you to work in the field without constant replacements.

  Rode Videomic Pro

  Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

  Best for: all-around video production

  Best features: long battery life, built-in shock mounts (to reduce possibility of picking up unwanted noise), low price

  If you’re Googling the internet for microphone recommendations, chances are you’ve come across Rode. The Australian-based company is almost synonymous with quality audio. And, at reasonable prices too. Which is why, the Rode Videomic Pro is my all-around pick. It’s reasonably priced, easy to use, and, most importantly, offers far better audio than your in-camera microphone (which should only be used for “scratch” audio or room tone).

  Here’s a video below I shot with the Rode Videomic Pro to give you an idea of its performance. Keep in mind that I process all my audio in Premiere Pro. Typically, I’ll EQ the mix, and cutoff rumble and upper range hiss by using high pass and low pass filters respectively. Still, I appreciate that the Videomic Pro gives me a strong starting point for clean audio for my videos.

  Rode Videmic Pro in Action: Glamping at Treebones, Big Sur

  Video by Clinton Stark. Shot on Canon EOS 70D with Canon 18-135mm kit lens. Rode Videomic Pro shotgun microphone. Note: voice-over was recorded on Zoom H6 and Sennheiser MKE 600.

  2. Rode VideoMicro

  Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

  Best for: budget-minded

  Best features: low cost, surprisingly good performance, compact

  3. Sennheiser MKE600

  Canon C100 Mark II - Baja

  Shooting in the Baja with a Canon C100 II cinema camera and a Sennheiser MKE600 shotgun microphone.

  Best for: professional shoots

  Best features: outstanding sound quality, option for phantom power

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