Saramonic Vmic5 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
SKU code: 49239
- Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
- For Cameras and Portable Recorders
- 150-Hour USB Rechargeable Battery
- Gain and Bass Roll-Off Switches
- 3.5mm Camera and Headphone Outputs
- Detachable Coiled TRS Cable
- Compliant with USB Powering
- Focused Supercardioid Polar Pattern
- Indoor and Outdoor Wind Protection
- Integrated Shoe Shockmount
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The small and light Saramonic Vmic5 camera-mount shotgun microphone combines focused super-cardioid directionality, onboard controls for level and bass control, and practical headphone monitoring to assist vloggers, content creators, mobile journalists, and run-and-gun videographers in capturing clear, high-quality audio for their video shoots. Its built-in shock mount makes it simple to mount on a tripod or camera shoe while reducing handling noise and vibrations. A coiled TRS cable is included for tidy cabling between the mic and your camera or portable recorder.
By operating on an internal rechargeable battery or USB bus power, the Vmic5 can work with cameras that don't supply plug-in power or phantom power. The rear of the mic features onboard controls for the two-stage gain adjustment and high-pass filter helpful functions that let you optimize the signal quality at the mic instead of during postproduction. The mic comes with two types of windscreens for recording indoors or outside in high-wind environments.
The Vmic5 features a directional super-cardioid polar pattern that focuses on sound in front of it while greatly attenuating sound from the sides, making it a considerable step up from the audio capture quality of internal camera mics.
Onboard Gain Control
It features a gain switch with two positions the +10 dB boost is for achieving clean gain on cameras with noisy preamps, whereas the 0 dB setting is for use with high-quality preamps.
A 150 Hz high-pass filter eliminates low-frequency noise and rumble caused by HVAC systems, wind, or footsteps that can ruin a recording.
The integrated shock mount isolates the Vmic5 from unwanted vibration noise and includes a built-in shoe mount, so it can be attached to cameras with ease.
Battery or Bus Power
The Vmic5 runs on an internal USB-rechargeable battery for up to 150 hours, so your camera or recording device doesn't need to supply plug-in power or phantom power. Alternatively, the mic may be powered by a USB-connected device such as a power bank.
Main and Headphone Outputs
Use the included short, coiled output cable to connect the main 3.5mm output jack to your camera, mixer, or recorder. A built-in headphone output on the Vmic5 enables you to hear your sound, even when your camera lacks a headphone jack.
Since the included cable is removable, it allows the use of other 3.5mm TRS output cables (available separately) in its place. Attach a longer cable for use on a boom pole, use a 3.5mm to Lightning cable (Saramonic SR-C2000) to connect to iPhones and iPads, 3.5mm to USB Type-C cable (Saramonic SR-C2001) to connect to Android smartphones, tablets, and computers, or a 3.5mm to TRRS cable (Saramonic SR-PMC2) for smartphones, tablets, and modern computers with a headphone port.
Indoor and Outdoor Wind Protection
The inclusion of a foam windscreen and a furry windshield allows you to record anywhere with less noise from the wind.
|Primary Applications||ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound|
|Intended Sound Sources||Speech/Voice Over, Room Ambiance|
|Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Capsule||1 x Condenser|
|High-Pass Filter||150 Hz|
|Gain Adjustment||0 to +10 dB|
|Indicators||1 x Blue/Red Single LED (Battery)|
|On-Board Controls||Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off|
|Windscreen||Foam, Windsock/Windjammer (Included)|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||130 dB SPL|
|Sensitivity||-26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz|
|Output Level||7.5 dBu (Max, 1 kHz)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||85 dB|
|Output Connectors (Analog)||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)|
|1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)|
|Headphone Connector||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm|
|Battery Type||1 x Built-In (Included)|
|Battery Capacity||2000 mAh|
|Approximate Battery Life||150 Hours|
|Mounting||Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)|
|Dimensions||H: 4.3 x W: 2.6 x L: 7.3" / H: 10.9 x W: 6.6 x L: 18.5 cm|
|Weight||6.3 oz / 180 g|
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
- Saramonic Vmic5 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
- Foam Windscreen
- Furry Windshield
- 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable
- USB Type-C Charging Cable