VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone

The VP83 shotgun microphone works with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, capturing detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response.

  • Shotgun microphone for mounting on a DSLR camera or HD camcorder
  • Electret condenser cartridge with supercardioid / lobar polar pattern
  • Integrated shock mounting system that provides robust isolation from unwanted noise
  • Includes VP83, battery, integrated cable, shoe mount, windscreen, and user guide

Product Details

The ultra-compact VP83 LensHopper™ is an all-in-one solution for capturing detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time. For use with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, the VP83 features a rugged build and true-to-life audio quality, expertly combining form and function. Its easily accessible controls enable quick adjustments for different recording environments.

Features

Exceptional Audio Performance with User-Friendly Controls

  • High sensitivity and low self-noise with wide frequency range for natural audio reproduction
  • Highly directional supercardioid / lobar polar pattern that rejects unwanted off-axis audio while clearly capturing the intended sound source
  • Superior RF immunity that avoids unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices
  • Easily accessible controls at the back of the microphone:
    • Three-position gain (-10 dB pad, 0, +20 dB boost) to compensate for different recording environments
    • Low-cut filter to eliminate background noise and room ambience


Durable and Lightweight

  • Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system that provides robust isolation from vibration and mechanical noise (exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83)
  • Durable, all-metal construction that meets legendary Shure quality standards in an ultra-lightweight design
Applications
Form Factor
Model Line
Type Electret condenser
Frequency Response 50–20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid / lobar

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

  • A83-FUR

    A83-FUR Windjammer®

    Developed by Shure with Rycote®, the A83-FUR Windjammer® reduces wind noise up to 25 dB. Works with VP83 and VP83F LensHopper™ microphones.

  • A83W

    A83W

    Rycote® replacement foam windscreen for VP83 and VP83F LensHopper™ microphones.

VP83 Reviews

“Compact” is the word of the year. DSLRs have earned their spot as integral tools in the video production arsenal, and manufacturers are increasingly offering miniature cameras with professional cinematography features, such as the Pocket Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design. Even with their outsized imaging capabilities, though, these smaller cameras have a weakness: audio recording... Read full text on Creative Planet Network

Shure's VP83 shotgun mic is a perfect fit if you are looking to record significantly cleaner audio than your on-board DSLR mic at an affordable price. The microphone plugs into the mic line on your camera and precisely captures the crisp audio you’re looking for... Read full text on Production HUB

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
Broadcast & Media Production Brochure English PDF 3.67 mb
VP83 & VP83F Brochure English PDF 3.11 mb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
VP83 Specification Sheet English PDF 621 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
A83-FUR Installation Guide English PDF 1.74 mb
VP83 User Guide English PDF 2.26 mb

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