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.

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
Broadcast & Media Production Brochure (PDF)
VP83 & VP83F Brochure (PDF)
VP83 Specification Sheet (PDF)
A83-FUR Installation Guide (PDF)
VP83 User Guide (PDF)
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.