The features that make shotgun microphones ideal in outdoor and studio conditions tend to work against them in small rooms where echoes and sound reflections can overwhelm audio capture. In this video we look at 3 cheap mics with slightly different cardioid patterns for potential use for vlogging or independent film productions. We compare the Samson C02, LyxPro SDPC-2, and the Generic 14.37inch “shotgun “microphone to the venerable Sennheiser MKH-416, a beloved shotgun microphone among professional filmmakers.
In this review:
Samson C02 – Amazon US|CA|UK
LyxPro SDPC-2 – Amazon US|CA|UK
14.37″ shotgun mic – Amazon US|CA|UK
Sennheiser Mkh-416 – Amazon US|CA|UK
Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder – Amazon US|CA|UK
Filmed with the Sony a6500 – Amazon US|CA|UK