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RODE - VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

Capture crisp audio with this RODE VIDEOMIC-GO on-camera microphone that features a lightweight design for portability and a hot-shoe mount for secure attachment to your camera.
$99.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (243 out of 279)

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    Features


    Compatible with most digital cameras with a hot-shoe mount

    For secure attachment. Note: Not compatible with Nikon D7000 and Canon T3 1100D, C100, C300, C500, VIXIA HFR500, VIXIA HFG20, VIXIA HFG30 and XA-10 models.

    Lightweight design

    Provides easy portability.

    On-camera mounting

    Allows clear sound recording while shooting video.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 279 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Microphone Test, Testing 1,2,3

      Posted
      BTekGroup
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Overall we have had great experience and great sound quality from this Rode VideoMic Go. We have a total 3 of these units and all have lasted well over a year. The addition of the Shock mount is a great plus. I hate to say this but we do a lot of mishandling (dropped cameras, etc) and a Rode has never stopped working (fingers crossed). As many great items there is a few negatives. if you have camera controls (buttons) next to the accessory shoe on your camera, be aware that it may block access to them. The Wind Shield that is included blocks light wind. We bought a third party Deadcat Fur Wind Shield ($5-$10). Not a big deal, but for the price of this Rode Mic, couldn't they included a deadcat Wind Shield? There are many Shotgun Mics out in the market. Rode is a very popular brand. This is a great Mic for YouTubers (lightweight). Great microphone to get off your builtin Mic from your camera, without breaking the bank.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Avoid at all costs -- massive interference

      Posted
      DigitalMu

      Microphone has no shielding and picks up wifi and bluetooth interference from nearby devices -- so unless you're going to the jungles, miles away from anything electrical, your audio will sound terrible. Rode has known about this problem for years yet continues to sell this mic without offering a fix....and it can be mostly fixed. You only need to tape aluminum foil to the back of the mic to shield it. Why would you pay this much for a mic and then have to wrap it in foil to get it to work? Rode, this is bad.... Why do you keep selling this mic for years despite knowing this limitation?

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Insane Quality for the Price!

      Posted
      Brando
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I recently purchased audio equipment to increase the production value of my videos. I bought this shotgun microphone after reading reviews on it and liking what I read! One thing I love is that this mic doesn't need batteries, it takes its power from whatever it is plugged into, saving me money and time in the long run. The audio quality it dishes out is great and the shock mount keeps it from picking up any vibrations. If you are shooting in a windy location, you might want to look into picking up a windscreen such as the "Deadcat GO" because they really help! The mic is also very easy to set up and use, making it perfect for the run-and-gun filmmaking that I do! I recommend this product to any videographer looking to increase their production value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Didn’t work for us

      Posted
      Boogies808
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      So I went with this model because of its cost... man I guess the saying is true... “you get what you pay for” and that is exactly the quality we got. Mic didn’t work. I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be too complicated to figure out but no one could get it to work.... not even the employees. So of course I had to return it and purchase the higher model. I tested it before we left and it worked... should have payed more in the first place. I would have saved time having to drive all the way back to the store and then waiting to return the product. What a waste...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid affordable mic

      Posted
      prosumer
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This mic is certainly an improvement over the internal mic and for the price is definitely worth it. It's mount makes it unobtrusive so you get improved sound with no downside. The only thing to be aware of is that if you're shooting in manual modes the mic is sensitive enough to pic up the sound of camera operations like spinning the selection wheel on a canon (you'll catch the clicking noise). So that isn't at all a criticism of the mic, but just an fyi for you as a user to either shoot in auto or not adjust things other than focus if sound capture is essential.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Complete garbage

      Posted
      Fresta
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Don't have a cell phone anywhere near you when you're trying to use this mic. It is not shielded and you'll have an enormous amount of interference which will obviously ruin the audio of all of your footage. I even turned my cell phone off...but it's no match for the wifi and electronic noise of Times Square. Also...the signal to noise ratio is insanely horrible. There is no silence with this mic. Good luck getting this to sound good without processing it with a noise gate in post. Best Buy was cool enough to accept it back with an upgrade to the Pro which I haven't had the chance to review yet.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works well

      Posted
      Fatalbite
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      Picks up sound good. If you can adjust you volume on your camera do so. Inside in a small room a person talking normally is really loud on playback. Also if you are videoing someone it does sometimes pick up the sound of you breathing. wind is very pronounced also so maybe one of the wind furs would be a great addition if you video outside a lot. But way better the. The one thing that worries me is the mount seems like something I could easily break. Which I seem to be good at. Other the. That I like it and use it all the time. Really like the fact it does not need batteries.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I'm a beginner so what do I really know.

      Posted
      Ventrue
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      I just go this to add sound to a few videos for work. I'm new to this so its possible that I missed a setting somewhere in setup. The interference with this is intense. Again I have to point out that I'm a novice so there could be something I missed in setup. I'm doing this review to inform other consumers of my experience and (hopefully) get a response that has a resolution. Thank you for your time.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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