DSLR Shotgun microphone from Azden
Tokyo-based Azden Corporation has produced a zoom/unidirectional shotgun microphone specifically for use with DSLRs, plugging into the growing trend of using DSLR technology for video applications.
Named the SGM-990, the affordably priced shotgun mic includes a shock-mount adapter as standard, allowing easy installation on a DSLR camera’s shoe mount, while the mic’s ‘zoom’ mode engages a super-cardioid polar pattern for capturing high quality sound in noisy environments. Users can also choose ‘uni-directional mode’ for more natural sound through a wider frequency range of 150 to 18,000Hz.
Physically, the shotgun is compact in size measuring 177mm with a weight of just 70g. According to the manufacturer, a single AAA alkaline battery will provide enough power for 500 hours of use.