The VideoMic NTG is a broadcast-grade, feature-packed shotgun microphone optimized for on-camera use. It features a highly directional super-cardioid polar pattern and very low self-noise, this compact on-camera microphone contends with the world’s best shotgun mics. The VideoMic NTG is so much more than just an on-camera mic. As well as pairing perfectly with DSLRs, compact cameras, and smartphones – either on-camera, as a boom mic, or on a pistol grip – it is also a fully-featured USB microphone that can be plugged into a computer, tablet, or smartphone. On top of this, the 3.5mm jack doubles as a headphone output for seamless monitoring of audio while using the USB output.