Designed to provide a noteworthy improvement in sound quality over microphones built into cameras, smartphones, and portable recorders, the Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 is a camera-mount shotgun microphone offering directional audio capture and broad device compatibility for mobile journalists, vloggers, YouTubers, and run-and-gun videographers.
With a built-in microprocessor that automatically configures its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic input jacks, the V-Mic D3 is compatible with a variety of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders. Attachment to your camera, boom pole, or tripod is simple and efficient using the supplied Rycote adjustable shock mount and 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable.
The V-Mic D3 is powered primarily by a single AAA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium battery; plug-in power (bias voltage) from your camera or mixer is only required to turn on/off the mic. Automatic power-saving conserves battery life by entering standby mode when your camera or device is turned off. The lightweight aluminium body is finished in low-reflection paint, ensuring that it won’t weigh down your camera or induce distracting glare.
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Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector
Low Off-Axis Coloration
Long Battery Life
The V-Mic D3 uses a single AAA battery (alkaline, NiMH rechargeable, or lithium) for power and features a one-button on/off switch. When turned on, the microphone is ready in standby mode; it automatically goes into a run mode when your camera or device turns on. This also allows you to save the battery on your microphone when you turn your camera off.
A single alkaline AAA battery yields up to 166 hours of run time, whereas a lithium AAA battery provides up to 208 hours of operating time. The power switch and power LED indicate aid in power management; the LED will be green when the V-Mic D3 is on or red when power is low.