Rode Microphones VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone

Rode Microphones
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About Rode Microphones

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.

Rode Microphones Specifications

Address Type End
Capsule: 0.50"
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Acoustic Principle
Line Gradient
Polar pattern:
Supercardioid - Picks up the front and sides and rejects 150° to the rear
Frequency response:
100Hz - 16kHz
-35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
120dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
Output Connector
Minijack/3.5mm Output
Equivalent noise
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) : 34dB-A
79.00mmH x 73.00mmW x 167.00mmD
Plug-in power required (330uA @ 2.5V)
1 year with free extension to 2 years following registration

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


What a drag


from Flushing, NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.


Great Grab-N-Go Mic!


from Midwest  -  Semi-Professional

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!


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Bob P  Will this work with my Canon HF G20 and mount on the camera using the Cool-Lux MSA-1?
DREW A  It will not work since the Canon HF G20 does not provide the current through through the mic line to power the mic.

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