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Best Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Microphones For (Vlogging & Videos)

Best Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Microphones For (Vlogging & Videos)

The Canon 1D series is made for professionals who can’t afford to miss a shot. For years, photographers who cover sports, world news, and wildlife have used it as their go-to SLR. The latest version, the EOS-1D X Mark III ($6,499, body only), has a lot of new features that are worth talking about, such as a great 20MP full-frame sensor, 5.5K Raw video capture, and built-in Wi-Fi, to name a few.

But its release comes after Canon switched its attention to making mirrorless cameras and lenses. If you don’t need a new 1D right away, this is something to think about.

Made to sit on the bench

If you’ve used a 1D before, the Mark III will feel like home. Canon hasn’t made a lot of changes, which is good news for anyone who has used a 1D for years. It’s big, even for an SLR, and has a vertical grip and controls that are built in. This makes room for a big battery that can keep you going all day.

Without a lens, it’s 6.6 inches tall, 6.2 inches wide, and 3.3 inches deep, and it weighs 3.2 pounds. At least sometimes, it will be paired with telephoto glass, and it balances well with a big lens on it.

It comes as just the body and works with lenses that have a Canon EF mount. The system has been around since the 1980s and has almost every kind of lens you can think of, from ultra-wide to ultra-telephoto.

Best Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Microphones

1. Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R

The Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is great for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters who want a cheap way to step up to the next level of quality. It has less noise, is more sensitive, and has more adjustable settings than the VideoMic.

One 9V battery can power the light for up to 70 hours, and a red LED shows when the battery is low. With a gain that can be changed and a bass roll-off that can be turned on or off, it’s easy to get the right level and tone for a wide range of situations.

This shotgun microphone is small and light. It has a built-in shock mount that you can attach directly to your camera or boom pole to reduce noise from vibrations. The windscreen cuts down on wind noise, which makes it good for shooting outside.

The 3.5mm TRS cable that comes with it makes it easy to connect to your camera, and the dual-mono output means you don’t have to change the channel on your recording device.

The Saramonic Blink 500 B2 makes it easy and quick to start using wireless audio. It is a true wireless microphone system that is very small and easy to use. It is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for recording two subjects to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.

The Blink 500 B2 has much better sound quality than the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices. It is also an ultra-compact digital system that anyone can use right away out of the box. This makes it perfect for video, podcast, and mobile journalism applications. Once it’s plugged in and turned on, it’s ready to go, so you can keep your attention on the content.

The Blink 500 B2 is easy to use and small, and it has everything you need to record clear, crisp speech in any place. You get two clip-on transmitters, each with a built-in microphone and a clip-on Omni lavalier mic. You also get a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount, as well as multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you’re a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or a regular vlogger, the Blink 500 B2 can get your wireless audio going in no time.

3. Rode VideoMic Pro

The Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is great for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters who want a cheap way to step up to the next level of quality. It has less noise, is more sensitive, and has more adjustable settings than the VideoMic.

One 9V battery can power the light for up to 70 hours, and a red LED shows when the battery is low. With a gain that can be changed and a bass roll-off that can be turned on or off, it’s easy to get the right level and tone for a wide range of situations.

4. Sennheiser MKE 400 (2nd Generation)

Add the second-generation Sennheiser MKE 400 directional shotgun microphone, which is small and light, to your camera or smartphone-based shooting rig to improve the sound quality, even in noisy places, without having to carry around a heavy windscreen and suspension system.

Plus, it has a 3-stage gain control and a low-cut filter so you can improve the sound of your recording right at the mic.

The MKE 400 is a great way to record clear audio because it has built-in wind protection, shock absorption, a long battery life, and a headphone monitoring port. It’s perfect for vloggers, run-and-gun videographers, and mobile journalists who need a good camera-mount mic that won’t get in the way of the shot.

5. Joby Wavo

The JOBY Wavo On-Camera Vlogging Microphone was made for mobile content creators who use cameras or smartphones that work with it. It gives you great sound quality on the go. This is a microphone that attaches to your camera and plugs right into your device, so you can get great sound in your videos. You can plug it into your camera or use the TRS to TRRS cable that comes with it for smartphones that work with it.

The super-cardioid polar pattern goes above and beyond the regular cardioid pattern to narrowly focus on what’s in front of the capsule and ignore everything else. The mic comes with a foam windscreen and a high-quality Rycote shockmount. The Rycote shockmount keeps the mic from picking up noise from other vibrations.

6. Azden High-performance (SMX-10) Stereo Condenser Microphone

The Azden SMX-10 is a stereo microphone that can be used with both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. At an affordable price, the microphone offers professional stereo placement and high-quality sound in general. The SMX-10 is 6.96″ long and comes with a windscreen and a hot shoe mount for a camera.

The electret condenser microphone is small and can run for up to 400 hours on a single AAA alkaline battery that is not included. It can also get power from your camera if you plug it in. A stereo 3.5mm TRS mini connector is on the end of the coiled cable. Also included is the SMH-X universal shock mount, which can be attached to a camera, tripod, or boom pole to protect the mic from vibrations.

  • Made for DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras
  • Accurate stereo recording while blocking out noise from off-axis sources.
  • Filter for low frequencies
  • Runs on AAA batteries or can be plugged in.
  • A coiled cord with a 3.5mm stereo plug
  • Includes the SMH-X universal shock mount for camera shoes and boom poles.
  • Comes with a shoe mount and a windscreen

7. Diety V-Mic D4 DUO Microphone

The V-Mic D4 DUO has a dual-capsule design, with one cardioid capsule aimed at the subject in front of the mic and another aimed at the back to pick up sound from the camera operator, interviewer, or journalist filming the scene.

Instead of having to shout into a microphone, it lets the interviewer speak in a normal tone of voice without sounding muffled and far away. This makes interviews and voice-overs sound better.

Do more with less weight.

  • Dual cardioid pickup patterns to pick up sound in a specific direction in front of and behind the camera
  • Low-noise circuitry for clear conversations and speech
    Aux input for wireless receivers or lapel microphones
  • Plugged into the camera to get power.
  • At 1.4 oz, it is small and light.
  • 3.5mm TRS output cable with coil for DSLR, mirrorless, or portable recorder
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount with shoe mount for a camera
  • 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded mounting options
  • 2 windscreens made of fake fur

8. Rode VMGO Video Mic Go Lightweight On-Camera

The Rode VideoMic GO camera-mount shotgun microphone is longer than Rode’s VideoMicro and has a narrower pickup pattern. It also has better off-axis rejection for better directionality.

Like the VideoMicro, it is powered by a plug and has no controls or switches. This makes it a good choice for mobile journalists, vloggers, and shooters who need to move quickly.

This shotgun microphone is small and light. It has a built-in shock mount that you can attach directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera to reduce noise caused by vibrations and handling of the camera. The windscreen cuts down on wind noise, which makes it good for shooting outside.

The detachable, coiled 3.5mm TRS cable makes it easy to connect to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that your recording device doesn’t need to be set to a specific channel.

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