The Best Microphones for DSLR Video Camera & Camcorders – Reviews In 2018


The use of different microphones for different cameras and camcorder is very important when it comes to your video production quality and sound.

The article showcases different types of best microphones for DSLR camera and camcorders for good sound quality production when it comes to the type of cameras or camcorders being used.

Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R: Best Shotgun Mic for DSLR Cameras


When it comes this model with it unique shaped being shaped like a shotgun, it is the top-rated shotgun mic for DSLR. You can expect nothing but quality audio with its filter, level controls and power is easy to access on the mics rear face.

It’s a 20Hz-40Hz feature which responds to a number of high pass filter and 80Hz can is also available. These features help to prevent unwanted low-end noise from being recorded, an example of this low-end noise is the air conditioner.

This microphone also comes with -10dB attenuation level. This is very good for the recording of loud sources of sound like motorsport, live music or in cases where a subject in an interview is required to sit very close to the camera.

The added feature of +20dB boost level allows the user to be able to reduce the mic input level. This helps to drastically reduce generated noise from the camera.

Azden (SMX-10) Stereo Condenser Mic: Good for Camcorders

Azden SMX-10 Stereo Condenser Microphone

When it comes to the best mic options for camcorders, it is impossible to go far from the Azden {SMX-10}. Some features in the mic which is suitable for camcorder is its unidirectional dual condenser which is very long, at 7 inches in length. It can be used for all types and kinds of work.

Recording with this model is done directly in high-quality stereo. It also includes a 3.5mm built-in stereo mini plug with the ability to record directly in unidirectional dual electric condenser mic.

This also comes with its power source which is a single AAA battery and includes a shock mount microphone holder and a windscreen made of foam. Some other features include 5.6 ounces in weight, 3.0 V TTL hardware interface etc.

Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone for Video Recording

Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone

This very good microphone used for recording is encased in a rugged all-metal casein. This microphone makes recording easy and without any problems that have to do with handling while recording with its integral shock mount. This helps in the cancellation for handling noise.

This microphone for video recording is also very useful in far and near recording which is due to it sensitivity which can be switched to work for both long and short distances. Its battery life is also very good with its 1 AAA battery lasting for more than 300 hours during operation.

This external microphone can be used for all cameras due to it standard hot shoe mount and it external input for microphones. Another feature is its 2.8 ounces weight.

Rode VideoMicro Small On-Camera Mic

Rode Video Mic

On like the other microphones in this list, this on camera mic is smaller being at a compact size of just 42 gm [1.5oz] and 80mm [3] long. This mic is best fitted for small works. When it comes to it visible features.

It has a microphone body completely made of metal and no battery requirement as it is powered by min 3v camera power plug-in.

A rycote lyre type shock mount is included for ease in recording and the deluxe furry windshield also severs the same purpose. This on-camera microphone is manufactured and designed in Australia and come with two years when registered.

Even though this on-camera mic is small in size in comparison to other microphones in this list it also comes with a California’s Proposition 65 warning.

Zoom SSH-6 Video Microphone

Zoom SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

As the name implies, this microphone has a shotgun mic capsule [mid-side] that allows for h5 and h6 zoom capable recorders and even q8 capable video recorders, this feature help to make a sound recording on this device very clean.

This microphone has been seen to very good for live theater, movies and sample videos. The design which features an analog-style ensures control is gained for fast input level settings. Distortion is minimized even at high volumes in the use of these microphones due to its 5-volt preamp.

This mic comes with a hairy windscreen for wind noise reduction and it also has a California’s Proposition 65 warning.

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Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mounted Mic

Shure VP83F

This mic is one of the best options when it comes to microphones with it low end respond, fully detailed audio in high definition. This option rejects off-axis audio which are unwanted with the help of its lower polar pattern/supercardiod, it is equipped with digital flash recording and support up to 32 GB micro SDHC.

This model records at 24 bit/48 kHz in an uncompressed wav file sampling rate. It is also very adjustable and the user can gain up to 60 dB in just a 1 dB increase the battery also has a very good battery life of up to 10 hours while recording and it has two AA batteries included.

This microphone also has a California’s Proposition 65 warning that that comes with it.

TAKSTAR SGC-598 Interview Mic for Nikon/Canon/Sony: Budget Option


At a price under $30 this mic is truly a budget option. This mic design ensures shock resistance and reduces mechanical noise that comes from the camera and vibration it also protects against electromagnetic interference with the help of the tone set in the selection of the alloy material used in the design.

This mic has a high recording quality due to its design and high sensitivity condenser. This mic also meets co used of the different field with the help of it 10dB enhanced sensitivity and 200 Hz attenuation low frequency.

Tascam TM-2X Stereo X-Y External Boom Mic

Tascam TM-2X Stereo X-Y Microphone

This model feature is seen to be similar to other tascam product as it comes with cardioids mics which are popular on the Tascam dr-40. This mic has a support structure built in to enable floating also an arm for the isolation of noise is also included.

It has an output switch that allows for two-stage level adjustment and it also has a cut filter for flat and low cut, its weight is just at 8.8 ounces. It comes with shoe adapter for cameras and includes a fizzy windscreen and also comes with a choking hazard warning for children under 3years.

Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Mic

Audio-Technica ATR3350

This device comes with an omnidirectional polar pattern and includes condenser element, full coverage is offered by this mic with the help of its pickup pattern. It has a sensitivity of -54dB in its open circuit. It batteries [Ir44] are included on sale but it adapter has to be bought separately.

This mic also allows for recording in two different channels both right and left due to its 1/8 inch input recorder stereo which is handheld. It responds to a frequency of 50 Hz – 18000 Hz and imp of 1000 ohm +/- 30%.

It also comes with a choking hazard warning for children under 3years.

Movo WMIC10 2.4GHz Wireless Microphone System

Movo WMIC10

This wireless microphone comes with a 1-year movo warranty and USA support that is friendly and fast.

It is able to broadcast on a frequency of 2.4 GHz spectrum and allows free interference, wireless transmission regulation free of up to 50 feets. This mic operates on 2 “AA” batteries.

This universal wireless lavalier mic can be used for DSLR cameras, smartphones and camcorders.

It includes 3.5mm TRS output cable for cameras, 3.5mm TRS output cable for tablets and smartphones, includes a wireless receiver that has a belt clip, also the camera shoe mount. It also comes with a choking hazard warning for children under 3years.