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)
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)
VP83F Specification Sheet (PDF)
A83-FUR Installation Guide (PDF)
VP83F User Guide (PDF)
VP83F LensHopper Firmware v 1.0.9 (ZIP)
VP83F LensHopper Firmware Instructions (TXT)
Related Links
VP83F Firmware (ZIP)
Updating VP83F™ LensHopper Firmware
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
     
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.