In case you enjoy videography combined with DSLR, you surely need high quality microphone. Since, without a doubt, audio quality is extremely important, and DSLR might not have the capacity of both covering the noise and recording a high quality audio, you will definitely need an external microphone in order to capture a good quality audio.
The Shotgun microphones are called this way because are consisted of a microphone and a slotted tube, which resembles a shotgun. In other words, this tube is placed in front of the microphone, and it is therefore focused on the sound which comes from the very front of the microphone itself.
It is obvious that the price of these microphones is in accordance with the quality. However, since the majority of people might not be in the position to spend a great amount of money on them, our list contains three best shotgun microphones under Rs. 10000.
1. Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Shotgun Microphone (Rs. 4 825)
- Element: Condenser
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: Normal: -56 dB; Tele: -45 dB
- Weight: 113 g (4 oz)
- Frequency Response: 70 – 18,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern: Normal: Cardioid; Tele: Supercardioid
- Impedance: Normal: 1,000 ohms; Tele: 2,200 ohms
This microphone is considered to be very handy when it comes to shooting videos using DSLR and recording high quality audios. Considering the fact that Audio-Technica is the famous microphone brand, this microphone has two range settings. One of them being the Tele for the longer distances, and the other normal for the distances which are closer. Also, it is important to mention that this microphone requires an external battery.
2. Rode VMGO Video Mic GO (Rs. 5 799)
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 34dB-A
- Frequency Range: 100Hz – 16kHz
- Sensitivity: -35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Maximum SPL: 120dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Weight: 73.00gm
Despite the fact that this shotgun microphone is the cheapest on this list, it is still an excellent choice. Since it can operate without external batteries, all you need to do is plug it in the DSLR (through the 3.55 mm port) and you are good to go. Moreover, it comes with the Windshield, as well as the Rugged reinforced ABS construction.
3. Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone (Rs. 8 799)
- Power Options: 9v battery powered
- Frequency Range: 40Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Output Impedance: 200Ω
- Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Weight: 176.00gm
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 20dB-A
The Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone can be said to be the best and therefore most expensive shotgun microphone on the list. It is very practical when it comes to outdoor use, and it has the capacity of recording high-quality audio. Furthermore, the noise is almost not existent. Also, it has the Integrated cold shoe mount. If you are a vlogger or a videographer, this shotgun microphone is a very good option for you, since you can record high quality audio without the complex audio setup.
Even though this list provides examples for good shotgun microphones, you should consider exploring this topic in detail, if you want to engage in the serious movie shooting. In case you are a beginner, and need this kind of equipment for recording, for example YouTube videos, we hope that you have found this list helpful.