Clear, directional audio on the GO!
• Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Its tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from distracting background noise.
• The integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mount isolates your microphone from bumps andvibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound.
• Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre® provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and willnever wear out, sag or snap.
• The VideoMic GO has no complicated switches or settings and is powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate, ensuring you never miss a great shot.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I bought the RODE videomic Lightweight at Adorama it was on sale for $79. I was very happy. Until I actually tried it. I used it on a Nikon D610. Adjusted the preferences on the camera to have a volume with peak at 8/10. Then I downloaded the videos on my Mac and what a poor audio I got. This is nothing better than the on camera speakers (comparable to an iPhone.) Horrible. I recoded my friend's live band in a bar and besides the noises around (people chatting, glasses and plates) were clearly audible like a bell, the quality of the audio was really scarce. What a waste of money! I'm afraid there's no professional audio at 80 bucks on the market.. You can save the money and record the video with your iPhone 5. The video quality may not be that of a DSLR on HF but the audio will be the same.
I'll keep this short...does the job great, just make sure you learn to adjust the audio levels IN THE CAMERA for best results!