VP83 - LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone


LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone

The VP83 shotgun microphone works with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, capturing detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response.

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.

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







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VP83 or VP83F Setting for Specific Cameras
October 16, 2017

Sorry, we do not have have recommend setting for specific cameras. There are far too many camera models and far too many different audio scenarios. Re ...

VP83F with iPhone
September 15, 2017

To use the VP83 with an iPhone requires the use of an adapter cable, such as this one:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1048151-REG/rode_sc4_trs_t ...

Audio for Video: Sound Elements and Ambience
September 13, 2017

What are sound elements?Sound elements are components of sound that are recorded during the production process and then edited together to create the ...

VP83 and VP83F common usage questions
September 1, 2017

1.     The VP83 User Guide has recommendations for its proper operation.  As an example, use the camera's manual aud ...

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