Deity V-Mic D3 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

Deity V-Mic D3 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Regular price 445.00

Description  

Designed to provide a noteworthy improvement in sound quality over microphones built into cameras, smartphones, and portable recorders, the Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 is a camera-mount shotgun microphone offering directional audio capture and broad device compatibility for mobile journalists, vloggers, YouTubers, and run-and-gun videographers. 

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. Attachment to your camera, boompole, or tripod is simple and efficient using the supplied Rycote adjustable shockmount and 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable. 

The V-Mic D3 is powered primarily by a single AAA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium battery; plug-in power (bias voltage) from your camera or mixer is only required to turn on/off the mic. Automatic power saving conserves battery life by entering standby mode when your camera or device is turned off. The lightweight aluminum body is finished in a low-reflection paint, ensuring that it won't weigh down your camera or induce distracting glare. 

 

Details 

You Should Know 

Some TRS-equipped cameras from Blackmagic, Fuji, and Olympus require a 3.5mm TRS cable (available separately) for operational compatibility. 

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. Visit the Deity Microphones website to see a comprehensive list of compatible devices. 

Low Off-Axis Coloration 

The V-Mic D3's supercardioid pickup pattern remains similar across essential frequencies, yielding low off-axis coloration. Novice and experienced videographers can capture consistent audio quality when dealing with sources that vary their positions. 

Low-Noise Electronics 

Thanks to the 14mm condenser capsule and low-noise, low-distortion electronics, the V-Mic D3 provides clean audio with a high signal-to-noise ratio, 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 single alkaline AAA battery yields up to 166 hours of run time, whereas a lithium AAA battery provides up to 208 hours of operating time. The power switch and power LED indicate aid in power management; the LED will be green when the V-Mic D3 is on or red when power is low. 

Convenient Accessories 

The Rycote shockmount supports attachment to a camera shoe mount, boompole, or tripod, and it minimizes the transfer of vibrations by decoupling the mic from your camera or stand. The included foam windscreen reduces noise from HVAC systems and light wind. For enhanced protection against wind noise in outdoor shoots, use a windjammer such as the Rycote 7cm Classic-Softie windshield (available separately). 

 

Technical Specs 

Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Specs 

Microphone 

Form Factor 

Stand/Boom-Mount 

Sound Field 

Mono 

Operating Principle 

Pressure Gradient 

Capsule 

Condenser 

Diaphragm 

0.55" / 14 mm 

Polar Pattern 

Supercardioid 

Orientation 

End Address 

Circuitry 

Solid-State 

Pad 

None 

High-Pass Filter 

None 

Tone Adjustment 

None 

Indicators 

Single LED (Power) 

On-Board Controls 

On/Off 

Windscreen 

Foam (Included) 

Performance 

Frequency Range 

50 Hz to 20 kHz 

Maximum SPL 

130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load) 

Off-Axis Rejection 

3 dB at 60° 
10 dB at 120° 
15 dB at 180° 

Impedance 

200 Ohms 

Sensitivity 

-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz 

Dynamic Range 

114 dB 

Signal-to-Noise Ratio 

78 dB (1 kHz) 

THD 

< 0.1% 

Connectivity 

Output Connectors 

1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS 

Wireless Connectivity 

None 

Power 

Operating Voltage 

Not Specified by Manufacturer 

Operating Current Consumption 

6 mA (Battery Power) 

Battery Type 

1 x AAA 

Approximate Battery Life 

166 Hours 

Physical 

Color 

Black 

Mounting 

1/4"-20 Female, 3/8"-16 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware) 

Construction Material 

Aluminum 

Storage Temperature 

14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C 

Certifications 

CE, RoHS, as per Manufacturer 

Dimensions 

ø: 0.83 x L: 5.91" / ø: 21 x L: 150 mm 

Weight 

1.71 oz / 48.4 g (Microphone) 
4.44 oz / 125.8 g (with Mount) 

Packaging Info 

Package Weight 

0.595 lb 

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 

8.15 x 4.7 x 3.05" 

 

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