Updated February 16, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 8 Best Camera Mics

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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you don't have the luxury of a sound mixer and boom operator to capture the audio portion of your videos, but you can't stand the tinny, unreliable sound from the microphone built into your camera, one of these dedicated camera mics will be your solution. They attach easily to the hot shoe on any camera body, and can capture tight, directional audio or large stereo scenes with ease. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best camera mic on Amazon.

8. Azden SMX-10 Stereo Condenser

7. Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun

6. Comica CVM-V30 Shotgun

5. Neewer Micro NW-VM10

4. Rode Videomic Go

3. Rode SVMX Stereo Videomic X

2. Tascam TM-2X Stereo X-Y

1. Rode Videomic Pro R+


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 16, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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