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.

The VP83 includes:

  • 1 AA alkaline battery for 130 hours of battery life
  • Integrated 3.5 mm gold-plated audio connector output cable for quick connection to camera or recording device
  • Standard size shoe mount with a 1/4" threaded base for on-camera use or easy mounting on a stand
  • Foam windscreen (Windjammer® available separately)
Application

Video/Broadcast

Microphone Type

Condenser:

Lightweight, sensitive diaphragm. Precisely and smoothly captures sound nuances. Powered by battery or phantom power supply.

Polar Pattern

Lobar:

A microphone with a lobar polar pattern has the highest possible directivity. A lobar pick-up pattern is achieved with a shotgun microphone only.

Frequency Response

Tailored:

Smooth, extended response. Tuned to accentuate specific types of instruments or voices.

Form Factor

Shotgun

Model Line

VP

Downloads
VP83 & VP83F Brochure (PDF)
VP83 Specification Sheet (PDF)
VP83 & VP83F Brochure
VP83 Specification Sheet
A83-FUR Installation Guide
VP83 User Guide
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
Specifications
Type
Electret condenser
Frequency Response
50–20,000 Hz
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid / lobar
Accessories
Name Availability
A83W

A83W

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

A83-FUR

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

User Guides
File Language Type File Size
A83-FUR Installation Guide English PDF 1.74 mb
VP83 User Guide English PDF 2.26 mb
VP83 User Guide French PDF 2.26 mb
VP83 User Guide Portuguese PDF 2.27 mb
VP83 User Guide Spanish PDF 2.26 mb