A good microphone is essential for capturing high-quality audio. A directional microphone, such as a shotgun or a lavalier mic, can help eliminate background noise and capture clear, focused sound. Consider investing in a quality microphone compatible with your camera or recording device.
Shotgun microphones record crisp sound on your DSLR camera or mobile phone. We carry the best shotgun mics, all recommended by our favorite creators. Shotgun microphones we recommend:
The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is a new addition to the best-in-market on-camera category. It is a shotgun microphone designed with camcorders, DSLR cameras, and portable audio recorders as primary and reference audio sources.
Great For On-Camera Use
The VideoMic NTG is a top-tier, versatile shotgun microphone designed for on-camera usage. Boasting a highly focused super-cardioid polar pattern and minimal self-noise, this compact on-camera mic rivals the performance of the best shotgun microphones in the industry. The VideoMic NTG is more than just an on-camera microphone; it is compatible with DSLRs, compact cameras, and smartphones – in on-camera, boom mic, or pistol grip configurations. Furthermore, it is a fully-equipped USB microphone, which can be connected to a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Additionally, the 3.5mm jack serves a dual purpose, acting as a headphone output for effortless audio monitoring while utilizing the USB output.
The V-Mic D4 Mini is an exceptional, budget-friendly mini microphone that lets users record directional audio while eliminating off-camera noises. The D4 Mini employs a cutting-edge offset shock mount, making it the perfect microphone for wide-angle vlogging or action cameras. The side-located output jack is also ideal for hybrid DSLR users who prefer using their eyepiece for photography. The V-Mic D4 Mini is equipped with an input jack, permitting the splitting of stereo audio tracks and the integration of a secondary audio source, such as a wireless microphone, without the need for a splitter cable.