VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone

Ultra-compact and rugged, for high-definition audio capture with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders.

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.

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)

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
  • A83-FUR

    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.

  • 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
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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