Deity V-Mic D3 Video Microphone
- Ideal for On-Camera Applications.
- Minimal Off-Axis Colouration.
- Low Noise & Distortion.
- Supercardioid Polar Pattern.
- 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Range.
The Deity V-Mic D3 Video Microphone is a supercardioid on-camera shotgun microphone offering directional audio capture and broad device compatibility for videographers, YouTubers, and sound recordists. With a built-in microprocessor that automatically configures its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic input jacks, the V-Mic D3 is compatible with a variety of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders. Setup with your camera is simple and efficient using the supplied Rycote adjustable hot-shoe shockmount and 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable.
The pre-polarised condenser capsule utilises a supercardioid polar pattern, which yields low off-axis colouration and high SPL handling. Boasting a 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range with low noise and distortion, the V-Mic D3 adheres to the demanding standards of high-resolution recording. The microphone may be powered via a single AAA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium battery; automatic power saving conserves battery life by entering standby mode when your camera or device is turned off.
The lightweight aluminium body is finished in a low-reflection paint, ensuring that it won't weigh down your camera or induce distracting glare. The V-Mic D3 includes a foam windscreen to minimise noise from wind or HVAC systems.
Auto-Configuring 3.5mm Connector
The V-Mic D3 incorporates a microprocessor that automatically adapts its 3.5mm TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm microphone jacks. Out of the box, the V-Mic D3 is compatible with many DSLRs, camcorders, smartphones and tablets (late-model iOS devices require Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter), portable audio recorders, bodypack transmitters, and laptops.
Low Off-Axis Colouration
The V-Mic D3's pickup pattern remains similar across essential frequencies, yielding low off-axis colouration. Novice and experienced videographers can capture consistent audio quality when dealing with sources that vary their positions.
Thanks to the 14mm condenser capsule and low-noise, low-distortion electronics, the V-Mic D3 provides clean audio, which means less time spent in post-production processing your tracks with noise-reduction software.
Long Battery Life
The V-Mic D3 uses a single AAA battery (alkaline, NiMH rechargeable, or lithium) for power, and features a one-button on/off switch. When turned on, the microphone is ready in standby mode; it automatically goes into run mode when your camera or device turns on. This also allows you to save battery on your microphone when you turn your camera off. A lithium AAA battery provides up to 208 hours of operating time, and over 6300 hours of standby time.
The included foam windscreen reduces wind noise and handling noise. The Rycote hot-shoe shockmount minimises the transfer of vibrations by decoupling the mic from your camera. Connect the V-Mic D3 to your device via the supplied 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable.
|Operating Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.55" / 14 mm|
|Frequency Range||50 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||78 dB|
|Maximum SPL||130 dB SPL|
|Sensitivity||-35 dB at 1 kHz|
|Dynamic Range||114 dB|
|Output Connectors||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS|
|Battery Type||1 x AAA|