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Upgrade from your camera's onboard mic to the Shure VP83 LensHopper camera-mount shotgun microphone for better sound, less noise, and more focused directivity. Its long battery life, 3-stage gain switch, and selectable bass roll-off make it well suited for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.

Featuring rugged metal construction while remaining compact and lightweight, the VP83 is designed to be a reliable partner for your portable video rig. Its integrated shockmount attaches directly to your camera or tripod and impedes camera handling noise and vibrations transferred through a tripod. To reduce noise from light winds, the VP83 is equipped with a foam windscreen. Attached to the VP83 is a coiled 3.5mm TRS cable, so you'll never be missing the cable you need when hurriedly hooking up the mic to your camera.

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Shure VP83 LensHopper Features:
  • Camera-mount shotgun microphone for location recording
  • Fits easily on top of a DSLR camera or HD camcorder
  • Electret condenser cartridge captures detailed, superb-sounding audio
  • Supercardioid/lobar polar pattern for superior off-axis noise rejection
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount provides high-level protection against unwanted noise
  • Built-in highpass filter for eliminating low-frequency background rumble
  • 3-position gain switch accommodates different recording environments
  • Durable, all-metal construction

Technical Specification


Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Line Gradient
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Lobar, Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter 170 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment -10 dB to +20 dB
Indicators 1 x Single LED (Power)
On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
Windscreen Foam (Included)
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection 4 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
17 dB at 180°
Impedance 171 Ohms
Sensitivity -36.5 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage)
Output Level -2.7 dBV (Max)
Dynamic Range 111.6 dB (1 kHz, 1-Kilohm Load)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76.6 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 17.4 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors 2
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type 1 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life 130 Hours
Color Black
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size 1/4"-20 Female
Included Case None
Construction Material Aluminum
Operating Temperature 0 to 135°F / -17.78 to 57.22°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 95%
Storage Temperature -20 to 165°F / -28 to 73°C
Dimensions H: 3.3 x W: 1.7 x L: 5.9" / H: 83.82 x W: 43.18 x L: 149.86 mm
Weight 4.7 oz / 133.25 g


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