VP83 & VP83F: What´s the max. distance of a person that should be picked up from the microphone?

Date Updated: December 11, 2019 FAQ #5570
Question:
VP83 & VP83F: What´s the max. distance of a person that should be picked up from the microphone?
Answer:

Closer is always better, because of physics and the inverse square law. A mic mounted on a camera is always a compromise. Ideally, there would be a lapel mic on the talker, or they would be less than 30 cm away regardless of the mic being used. Use your ears and monitor the audio source using headphones and set the gain appropriately based on the meters provided.