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Saramonic VMIC5 Professional On-Camera Super Cardioid Shotgun Microphone

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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.

Directional Response

The Vmic5 features a directional super-cardioid polar pattern that focuses on sound in front of it while greatly attenuating sound from the sides, making it a considerable step up from the audio capture quality of internal camera mics.

Onboard Gain Control

It features a gain switch with two positions—the +10 dB boost is for achieving clean gain on cameras with noisy preamps, whereas the 0 dB setting is for use with high-quality preamps.

Bass Control

A 150 Hz high-pass filter eliminates low-frequency noise and rumble caused by HVAC systems, wind, or footsteps that can ruin a recording.

Camera Mount

The integrated shock mount isolates the Vmic5 from unwanted vibration noise and includes a built-in shoe mount, so it can be attached to cameras with ease.

Battery or Bus Power

The Vmic5 runs on an internal USB-rechargeable battery for up to 150 hours, so your camera or recording device doesn’t need to supply plug-in power or phantom power. Alternatively, the mic may be powered by a USB-connected device such as a power bank.

Main and Headphone Outputs

Use the included short, coiled output cable to connect the main 3.5mm output jack to your camera, mixer, or recorder. A built-in headphone output on the Vmic5 enables you to hear your sound, even when your camera lacks a headphone jack.

Expanded Connectivity

Since the included cable is removable, it allows the use of other 3.5mm TRS output cables (available separately) in its place. Attach a longer cable for use on a boom pole, use a 3.5mm to Lightning cable (Saramonic SR-C2000) to connect to iPhones and iPads, 3.5mm to USB Type-C cable (Saramonic SR-C2001) to connect to Android smartphones, tablets, and computers, or a 3.5mm to TRRS cable (Saramonic SR-PMC2) for smartphones, tablets, and modern computers with a headphone port.

Indoor and Outdoor Wind Protection

The inclusion of a foam windscreen and a furry windshield allows you to record anywhere with less noise from the wind.


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Primary Applications ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources Speech/Voice Over, Room Ambiance
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule 1 x Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter 150 Hz
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment 0 to +10 dB
Indicators 1 x Blue/Red Single LED (Battery)
On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
Windscreen Foam, Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL
Impedance 200 Ohms
Sensitivity -26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level 7.5 dBu (Max, 1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 85 dB
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type 1 x Built-In (Included)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Approximate Battery Life 150 Hours
Colour Grey
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included Case None
Included Filters None
Dimensions H: 4.3 x W: 2.6 x L: 7.3″ / H: 10.9 x W: 6.6 x L: 18.5 cm
Weight 6.3 oz / 180 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 5.9 x 3.8″

  • Saramonic Vmic5 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Furry Windshield
  • 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable
  • USB Type-C Charging Cable

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