Shure VP83 and VP83F Lenshopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphones Now Shipping

August 8, 2013

NILES, Ill., Aug. 8, 2013—Shure Incorporated announced that the VP83 and VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphones are now shipping. These ultra-compact condenser shotgun microphones are engineered to provide broadcast professionals, videographers, filmmakers, video journalists, field reporters and others with an all-in-one solution for capturing highly directional, premium audio with DSLR cameras and portable video/audio recorders. 

The VP83 and VP83F are ultra-lightweight yet durable, with all-metal construction designed to Shure’s legendary quality standards. Both provide superior RF immunity and feature highly directional supercardioid/ lobar polar patterns to reject unwanted off-axis audio. Both microphones also come with an integrated Lyre® shock mount developed exclusively with Rycote® for robust isolation.

The VP83 features easily-accessible controls, including a three-position gain switch to compensate for different recording environments and a low-cut filter switch to eliminate distracting background noise. The VP83 also has an impressive 130 hours of battery life from one AA battery (included).

The VP83F, with built in flash recording and playback functionality, enables WAV file capture at 24 bit/48kHz sampling rate for direct-to-device recording and added audio redundancy. With a dedicated headphone audio output, the VP83F simplifies real-time monitoring and also offers an intuitive menu and controls for fast and easy use in almost any environment.

Additional VP83 Features Include:

• Detailed high-definition audio with full low-end response
• Easily accessible controls at the back of the microphone,  including: Three-position gain switch (-10 dB pad, 0, +20 dB  boost), Low-cut filter switch
• Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system
• 130 hours battery life from one AA alkaline battery (included)
• Integrated audio output cable with gold-plated 3.5 mm connector
• Standard size shoe mount with ¼” threaded base


Additional VP83F Features Include:

• Detailed high-definition audio with full low-end response
• Integrated digital flash recording (MicroSDHC, up to 32 GB)
• Fully adjustable user gain (up to 60 dB in 1 dB increments)
• Intuitive menu and controls, including one-touch record button
• Easy-to-read, back-lit LCD screen displays menu information and  settings
• Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system
• Ten hours of battery life (while in record mode) from two AA  alkaline batteries (included)
• Standard size shoe mount with ¼” threaded base


A83-FUR Windjammer® and A83W Foam Windscreen accessories exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83 and VP83F LensHopper models are also available. Shure VP83 has an MSRP of $286.00 and VP83F has an MSRP of $436.00.  For more information, visit Shure at www.shure.com.