Designed to help vloggers, content creators, mobile journalists, and run-and-gun videographers achieve clear, high-quality audio capture for their video shoots, the compact and lightweight Saramonic Vmic5 camera-mount shotgun microphone combines focused super-cardioid directionality, onboard controls for level and bass control, and convenient headphone monitoring. Its integrated shock mount allows easy mounting on a camera shoe or tripod while inhibiting vibrations and handling noise, and a coiled TRS cable is supplied for orderly wiring between the mic and your camera or portable recorder.
By operating on an internal rechargeable battery or USB bus power, the Vmic5 is able to work with cameras that don’t supply plug-in power or phantom power. The rear of the mic features onboard controls for the two-stage gain adjustment and high-pass filter—helpful functions that let you optimize the signal quality at the mic instead of during postproduction. The mic comes with two types of windscreens for recording indoors or outside in high-wind environments.