VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording

Offering digital flash recording / playback (MicroSDHC) capabilities, the VP83F shotgun microphone works with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders.

  • Shotgun microphone with digital flash recording / playback capabilities 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 VP83F, 2 AA batteries, cable, shoe mount, windscreen, and user guide

Product Details

With its rugged build, true-to-life audio quality, and intuitive design, the VP83F LensHopper™ delivers the perfect blend of form and function. For use with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, it offers digital flash recording / playback (MicroSDHC) capabilities that enable WAV file capture at 24-bit / 48 kHz sampling rate.

This compact shotgun microphone features detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time. The intuitive menu and one-button recording function make it fast and easy to use in almost any environment.
 
The VP83F includes:

  • 2 AA alkaline batteries for 10 hours of battery life in Record mode
  • Detachable 3.5 mm gold-plated audio connector output cable
  • 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 Integrated Flash Recording

  • Integrated digital flash recording (MicroSDHC, up to 32 GB) for WAV file capture at 24-bit / 48 kHz sampling rate
  • Dedicated headphone audio output for real-time headphone monitoring
  • 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 MicroSD card slot that allows quick “pop-out” card access


Intuitive Menu and Controls

  • Easy-to-read, back-lit LCD screen that displays audio and battery metering, track information, headphone volume, mic gain, low-cut filter, and remaining recording time
  • Five-position joystick that provides advanced user controls for headphone monitoring, low-cut filter and mic gain adjustments, track management, and playback support
  • One-touch record button that facilitates fast audio capture and allows for pausing and stopping
  • Adjustable user gain (up to 60 dB in 1 dB increments) for fine-tuning audio


Durable and Lightweight

  • Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system that provides robust isolation from vibration and mechanical noise (exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83F)
  • Durable, all-metal construction that meets legendary Shure quality standards in a 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.

    from $45.00
  • A83W

    A83W

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

    from $15.00

VP83F Reviews

Read what people think about the VP83F.

I’ve been looking forward to trying out the Shure VP83F... Read full text on The Location Crew blog

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

The Shure LensHopper VP3F is a great product. If one needed a simple run and gun shotgun mic, look no further. It does everything it set out to do, and does it with intuitive design and quality construction. Shure has made its name making rugged, quality products and the VP3F is right on the money... Read full text in Videomaker

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
VP83F Specification Sheet English PDF 595 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
A83-FUR Installation Guide English PDF 1.74 mb
VP83F User Guide English PDF 2.85 mb

Firmware

File Language Type File Size
VP83F LensHopper Firmware v 1.0.9 ZIP 101 kb
VP83F LensHopper Firmware Instructions TXT 1.07 kb

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