Product Features
  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Three-Position Gain Adjustment
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 130 Hours of Battery Life
Our Price $489.00

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The VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone from Shure is a compact camera-mount condenser that provides detailed, high-definition audio with DSLR cameras and camcorders. An integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system provides isolation from vibration and mechanical noise.

The VP83 LensHopper features an easily accessible three-position gain adjustment and low-cut filter, allowing it to adapt for different recording environments. Its lightweight, yet durable, metal construction provides dependability and long-life. The VP83 easily mounts to a standard-size camera shoe or a 1/4" threaded stand. The convenient, attached 3.5mm cable connects to your camera's audio input. Its efficient operation boasts 130 hours of battery life on just one AA alkaline battery. A foam windscreen is included to guard against wind and environmental noise.

Key Features

Capture Detailed, Accurate Audio

  • Full low-end response
  • High sensitivity
  • Low self-noise
  • Wide frequency range
  • Highly directional polar pattern
  • Effective RF immunity
Cartridge TypeMono Electret condenser
Frequency Response50 Hz to 20 kHz
Polar PatternSupercardioid / lobar
Output Impedance171 Ω
SensitivityOpen circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical:
-36.5 dBV/Pa (14.9 mV)
Maximum SPL1000 Ω Load: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz @ 1% THD
Signal to Noise Ratio76.6 dB
Dynamic Range1000 Ω load: 111.6 dB @ 1 kHZ
Clipping Level1000 Ω load: -2.7 dBV @ 1 kHz, 1% THD
Self Noise17.4 dB SPL-A, equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
Operating Temperature Range-18 to 57°C
Storage Temperature Range-29 to 75°C
Relative Humidity0 to 95%
PolarityPositive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on the tip and ring relative the sleeve
Audio ConnectorIntegrated cable with 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS connector
ConstructionAluminium Alloy
Shock ProtectionIntegrated Rycote Lyre
Mounting CompatibilityStandard camera shoe mount
1/4" threaded base
Battery Requirements1 x AA battery
Battery Life130 hours
Weight133 g
Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone
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Element Type:
Polar Pattern:
Super Cardioid