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Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
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  • Compact microphone designed to improve The Audio quality of your videos - only 80mm (3") long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
  • Includes rycote lyre shock mount and Deluxe furry windshield

Description

VideoMicro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone. The VideoMicro is a compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos. The VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than other on-camera microphones, providing a more natural sound when recording indoors. The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating. Included with the VideoMicro is a camera shoe mount featuring a Rycote Lyre shockmount. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a rugged thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimizing unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions. he following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro are Nikon D7000, Canon T3/1100D, Canon C100, C300, C500, Canon VIXIA HFR500, Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, Canon XA-10, Canon Vixia G10, Canon Legria HF G25


Item Weight 1.44 ounces


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


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ASIN B015R0IQGW


Item model number Videomicro


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 5,395 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon October 10, 2015


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Features

  • Ensure you buy geniune RØDE products! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by amazon’ under the price are not authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy ONLY FROM AMAZON.Com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.Com’)
  • Compact microphone designed to improve The Audio quality of your videos - only 80mm (3") long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
  • Includes rycote lyre shock mount and Deluxe furry windshield

Description

VideoMicro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone. The VideoMicro is a compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos. The VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than other on-camera microphones, providing a more natural sound when recording indoors. The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating. Included with the VideoMicro is a camera shoe mount featuring a Rycote Lyre shockmount. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a rugged thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimizing unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions. he following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro are Nikon D7000, Canon T3/1100D, Canon C100, C300, C500, Canon VIXIA HFR500, Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, Canon XA-10, Canon Vixia G10, Canon Legria HF G25


Item Weight 1.44 ounces


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN B015R0IQGW


Item model number Videomicro


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 5,395 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon October 10, 2015


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Ensure you buy geniune RØDE products! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by amazon’ under the price are not authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy ONLY FROM AMAZON.Com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.Com’)
  • Compact microphone designed to improve The Audio quality of your videos - only 80mm (3") long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
  • Includes rycote lyre shock mount and Deluxe furry windshield

Description

VideoMicro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone. The VideoMicro is a compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos. The VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than other on-camera microphones, providing a more natural sound when recording indoors. The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating. Included with the VideoMicro is a camera shoe mount featuring a Rycote Lyre shockmount. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a rugged thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimizing unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions. he following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro are Nikon D7000, Canon T3/1100D, Canon C100, C300, C500, Canon VIXIA HFR500, Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, Canon XA-10, Canon Vixia G10, Canon Legria HF G25


Item Weight 1.44 ounces


Product Dimensions 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN B015R0IQGW


Item model number Videomicro


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 5,395 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon October 10, 2015


abunda_amazon_reviews I wanted to buy an external mic for my DSLR to take my video recording to the next level. I'm just getting into videography after five years of photography and don't have a huge budget. I was looking for an entry level mic to get my foot in the door and see how things worked out. After watching and reading a handful of reviews, I decided to spend a little extra (not the cheapest entry level mic on the market) and I'm glad I did. the sound quality out of this little thing is impressive. I've used it to record in everything from wind to a friend's food vlog in a crowded diner and it performs amazingly well.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Unbeatable for the price vs quality.;;alexzobi;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3AGTQZQHDQ6MW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015R0IQGW;;;I received a counterfeit unit. It looks identical in terms of packaging, documentation and branding. However, I didn't notice the lack of a serial number. The screw that holds together the Lyre mount became lost while traveling the first time I took the mic on the road. Now I have discovered that I cannot register the warranty because where there should be a serial number it simply says, "MADE IN AUSTRALIA". The mic sounds fine. I suspect it came off of the same assembly line as the genuine Rode products. However, without the fantastic Rode warranty much of the value is lost. I will be filing a dispute as this was clearly advertised as a legit unit. Use extreme caution if doing business with "General King storefront".;;Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Received a Counterfeit Microphone;;Cassandra;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1WM485S5K7VB9/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015R0IQGW;;;Please note that the advertising for this product doesn't mention that it will not work if you're using it for recording on a cell phone. You will need to purchase a separate cable - Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable - in order for it to function properly. I just got mine and intended to use it while recording on my Google Pixel 2 XL, but after many test videos, I realized the audio was the same with or without the microphone. Found a helpful youtube vid explaining how you need that new cable. Don't know if i'll bother to update this review once I finally get the new cable.. because that's how frustrated I am.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;If you are buying this to use with a CELL PHONE..;;Debi T;;/gp/customer-reviews/R17T6ZHYZCB5A3/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015R0IQGW;;;This mic is good but not great, and how much you like it will really depend on your specific reasons for buying it. The intended purpose of this microphone is to offer you an improvement over your camera's built-in microphone (either a DSLR or mirrorless, or a camcorder with an accessory shoe) and to give you more of a directional mic (it is a mini shotgun) in an extremely compact package. This is however a $50 microphone, and is at the bottom end of Rode's product line of on-camera mics, so don't expect miracles. First, the pros. The mic is very well-built. The housing is all metal, and it has a very solid feel. The included shock mount is awesome, the cable to plug the mic into your camera is very nice quality and is just the right length so that it gets the job done without flopping all over the place. It is also of course coiled, so if you need more length, it's there. Including a dead kitten wind sock was also a really nice touch. You're getting a really nice package for $50. This mic is very compact, even with the shockmount and dead kitten, making it easy to stick into your camera bag. The mic also uses your camera's plug-inpower instead of batteries, meaning that you'll never be caught out with no batteries, as you would be with some other products. Now to the cons. The sound is simply not great. If you are trying to record sound only from your subject when filming, then this mic does OK for what it is. Expect to spend some time messing with EQ afterwards in order to improve the sound quality, though. I was watching reviews on YouTube where people were plugging it into a digital recorder and using it as a near-field mic for doing voiceover and on-camera work, and talking about how great it sounded considering how small and cheap it is. For this application (which to be fair is NOT its intended purpose), the mic is pretty poor. I only messed around with it in this fashion because, being that it uses an accessory/hot shoe mount, you can easily mount it to a tripod, microphone stand, or boom pole and use a longer 1/8" stereo cable to plug it into a digital recorder. Again, if you're willing to spend some time in post adjusting EQ levels, you can surely bring out the best in this mic, but the standard unedited audio is not going to sound impressive in any way. Just as a warning to Canon camera users, Canon DSLRs have notoriously bad microphone pre-amps in them. If you are plugging this mic directly into the camera (which, again is its intended purpose) you are likely not going to be happy with the sound. Shooting video with a Canon necessitates the use of an external digital recorder, and if you're going to go that route, then there are plenty of other choices as far as microphones are concerned. Personally, I bought this microphone to use with a Sony AX-53 camcorder, as the built-in mic is super omni-directional and therefore not suitable when tyring to train the camera on one particular subject (as opposed to, for instance, filming your kid's soccer game. For that application, it was a clear improvement. Just be aware of exactly what the purpose of this microphone is before purchasing it.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;This mic is good but not great;;Classic Gaming Quarterly;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3JOGJIMMQAZAI/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015R0IQGW;;;If you only want to hold your camera right in front of your face, you might be happy with this. Otherwise, there are problems: 1) Low levels. This mic is okay only if your subject is going to be less than 2-3 feet from the mic. Holding my iPhone 7 at arm's length did not sound good at all (using the SC7 cable; though this is partly the iPhone's fault for no longer having the 3.5mm jack, the lightning adapter stinks; in any case, this mic isn't a solution for the iPhone 7). Using it with a DSLR is a little better since you can manually adjust the levels, but you end up with more background noise/hiss in your audio. You won't get good sound even if you're only far enough away to shoot someone from the waist up. As another reviewer noted, this is not a high-end mic and it's only designed to be an improvement to your camera's built in mic, particularly in focusing on the sound directly in front of the mic and ignoring surrounding sounds. That's good, but since you really can't use this more than a couple feet away, it's not good enough. 2) Thin sound. The specs show that the frequency response only goes down to 100Hz which results in a very thin sound. Voices do not sound rich. Rolling off very low frequencies is good practice for voices so they don't sound too 'boomy' but 100Hz is not the right range. You can correct that during editing but it's one more step. I've had small lav mics that sound better. I'm definitely disappointed. The compact size is great, the mount and windscreen are great, and the build quality is definitely top notch. The performance, however, isn't.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Low levels. Thin sound. Poor iPhone 7 performance.;;BereanTRB;;/gp/customer-reviews/RTM0IHL8FMXO1/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015R0IQGW

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By alexzobi - Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2017
Unbeatable for the price vs quality.
I wanted to buy an external mic for my DSLR to take my video recording to the next level. I'm just getting into videography after five years of photography and don't have a huge budget. I was looking for an entry level mic to get my foot in the door and see how things worked out. After watching and reading a handful of reviews, I decided to spend a little extra (not the cheapest entry level mic on the market) and I'm glad I did. the sound quality out of this little thing is impressive. I've used it to record in everything from wind to a friend's food vlog in a crowded diner and it performs amazingly well.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Cassandra - Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019
Received a Counterfeit Microphone
I received a counterfeit unit. It looks identical in terms of packaging, documentation and branding. However, I didn't notice the lack of a serial number. The screw that holds together the Lyre mount became lost while traveling the first time I took the mic on the road. Now I have discovered that I cannot register the warranty because where there should be a serial number it simply says, "MADE IN AUSTRALIA". The mic sounds fine. I suspect it came off of the same assembly line as the genuine Rode products. However, without the fantastic Rode warranty much of the value is lost. I will be filing a dispute as this was clearly advertised as a legit unit. Use extreme caution if doing business with "General King storefront".

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Debi T - Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2019
If you are buying this to use with a CELL PHONE..
Please note that the advertising for this product doesn't mention that it will not work if you're using it for recording on a cell phone. You will need to purchase a separate cable - Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable - in order for it to function properly. I just got mine and intended to use it while recording on my Google Pixel 2 XL, but after many test videos, I realized the audio was the same with or without the microphone. Found a helpful youtube vid explaining how you need that new cable. Don't know if i'll bother to update this review once I finally get the new cable.. because that's how frustrated I am.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Classic Gaming Quarterly - Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017
This mic is good but not great
This mic is good but not great, and how much you like it will really depend on your specific reasons for buying it. The intended purpose of this microphone is to offer you an improvement over your camera's built-in microphone (either a DSLR or mirrorless, or a camcorder with an accessory shoe) and to give you more of a directional mic (it is a mini shotgun) in an extremely compact package. This is however a $50 microphone, and is at the bottom end of Rode's product line of on-camera mics, so don't expect miracles. First, the pros. The mic is very well-built. The housing is all metal, and it has a very solid feel. The included shock mount is awesome, the cable to plug the mic into your camera is very nice quality and is just the right length so that it gets the job done without flopping all over the place. It is also of course coiled, so if you need more length, it's there. Including a dead kitten wind sock was also a really nice touch. You're getting a really nice package for $50. This mic is very compact, even with the shockmount and dead kitten, making it easy to stick into your camera bag. The mic also uses your camera's plug-inpower instead of batteries, meaning that you'll never be caught out with no batteries, as you would be with some other products. Now to the cons. The sound is simply not great. If you are trying to record sound only from your subject when filming, then this mic does OK for what it is. Expect to spend some time messing with EQ afterwards in order to improve the sound quality, though. I was watching reviews on YouTube where people were plugging it into a digital recorder and using it as a near-field mic for doing voiceover and on-camera work, and talking about how great it sounded considering how small and cheap it is. For this application (which to be fair is NOT its intended purpose), the mic is pretty poor. I only messed around with it in this fashion because, being that it uses an accessory/hot shoe mount, you can easily mount it to a tripod, microphone stand, or boom pole and use a longer 1/8" stereo cable to plug it into a digital recorder. Again, if you're willing to spend some time in post adjusting EQ levels, you can surely bring out the best in this mic, but the standard unedited audio is not going to sound impressive in any way. Just as a warning to Canon camera users, Canon DSLRs have notoriously bad microphone pre-amps in them. If you are plugging this mic directly into the camera (which, again is its intended purpose) you are likely not going to be happy with the sound. Shooting video with a Canon necessitates the use of an external digital recorder, and if you're going to go that route, then there are plenty of other choices as far as microphones are concerned. Personally, I bought this microphone to use with a Sony AX-53 camcorder, as the built-in mic is super omni-directional and therefore not suitable when tyring to train the camera on one particular subject (as opposed to, for instance, filming your kid's soccer game. For that application, it was a clear improvement. Just be aware of exactly what the purpose of this microphone is before purchasing it.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By BereanTRB - Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
Low levels. Thin sound. Poor iPhone 7 performance.
If you only want to hold your camera right in front of your face, you might be happy with this. Otherwise, there are problems: 1) Low levels. This mic is okay only if your subject is going to be less than 2-3 feet from the mic. Holding my iPhone 7 at arm's length did not sound good at all (using the SC7 cable; though this is partly the iPhone's fault for no longer having the 3.5mm jack, the lightning adapter stinks; in any case, this mic isn't a solution for the iPhone 7). Using it with a DSLR is a little better since you can manually adjust the levels, but you end up with more background noise/hiss in your audio. You won't get good sound even if you're only far enough away to shoot someone from the waist up. As another reviewer noted, this is not a high-end mic and it's only designed to be an improvement to your camera's built in mic, particularly in focusing on the sound directly in front of the mic and ignoring surrounding sounds. That's good, but since you really can't use this more than a couple feet away, it's not good enough. 2) Thin sound. The specs show that the frequency response only goes down to 100Hz which results in a very thin sound. Voices do not sound rich. Rolling off very low frequencies is good practice for voices so they don't sound too 'boomy' but 100Hz is not the right range. You can correct that during editing but it's one more step. I've had small lav mics that sound better. I'm definitely disappointed. The compact size is great, the mount and windscreen are great, and the build quality is definitely top notch. The performance, however, isn't.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By alexzobi - Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2017
Unbeatable for the price vs quality.
I wanted to buy an external mic for my DSLR to take my video recording to the next level. I'm just getting into videography after five years of photography and don't have a huge budget. I was looking for an entry level mic to get my foot in the door and see how things worked out. After watching and reading a handful of reviews, I decided to spend a little extra (not the cheapest entry level mic on the market) and I'm glad I did. the sound quality out of this little thing is impressive. I've used it to record in everything from wind to a friend's food vlog in a crowded diner and it performs amazingly well.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Cassandra - Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019
Received a Counterfeit Microphone
I received a counterfeit unit. It looks identical in terms of packaging, documentation and branding. However, I didn't notice the lack of a serial number. The screw that holds together the Lyre mount became lost while traveling the first time I took the mic on the road. Now I have discovered that I cannot register the warranty because where there should be a serial number it simply says, "MADE IN AUSTRALIA". The mic sounds fine. I suspect it came off of the same assembly line as the genuine Rode products. However, without the fantastic Rode warranty much of the value is lost. I will be filing a dispute as this was clearly advertised as a legit unit. Use extreme caution if doing business with "General King storefront".

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Debi T - Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2019
If you are buying this to use with a CELL PHONE..
Please note that the advertising for this product doesn't mention that it will not work if you're using it for recording on a cell phone. You will need to purchase a separate cable - Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable - in order for it to function properly. I just got mine and intended to use it while recording on my Google Pixel 2 XL, but after many test videos, I realized the audio was the same with or without the microphone. Found a helpful youtube vid explaining how you need that new cable. Don't know if i'll bother to update this review once I finally get the new cable.. because that's how frustrated I am.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Classic Gaming Quarterly - Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017
This mic is good but not great
This mic is good but not great, and how much you like it will really depend on your specific reasons for buying it. The intended purpose of this microphone is to offer you an improvement over your camera's built-in microphone (either a DSLR or mirrorless, or a camcorder with an accessory shoe) and to give you more of a directional mic (it is a mini shotgun) in an extremely compact package. This is however a $50 microphone, and is at the bottom end of Rode's product line of on-camera mics, so don't expect miracles. First, the pros. The mic is very well-built. The housing is all metal, and it has a very solid feel. The included shock mount is awesome, the cable to plug the mic into your camera is very nice quality and is just the right length so that it gets the job done without flopping all over the place. It is also of course coiled, so if you need more length, it's there. Including a dead kitten wind sock was also a really nice touch. You're getting a really nice package for $50. This mic is very compact, even with the shockmount and dead kitten, making it easy to stick into your camera bag. The mic also uses your camera's plug-inpower instead of batteries, meaning that you'll never be caught out with no batteries, as you would be with some other products. Now to the cons. The sound is simply not great. If you are trying to record sound only from your subject when filming, then this mic does OK for what it is. Expect to spend some time messing with EQ afterwards in order to improve the sound quality, though. I was watching reviews on YouTube where people were plugging it into a digital recorder and using it as a near-field mic for doing voiceover and on-camera work, and talking about how great it sounded considering how small and cheap it is. For this application (which to be fair is NOT its intended purpose), the mic is pretty poor. I only messed around with it in this fashion because, being that it uses an accessory/hot shoe mount, you can easily mount it to a tripod, microphone stand, or boom pole and use a longer 1/8" stereo cable to plug it into a digital recorder. Again, if you're willing to spend some time in post adjusting EQ levels, you can surely bring out the best in this mic, but the standard unedited audio is not going to sound impressive in any way. Just as a warning to Canon camera users, Canon DSLRs have notoriously bad microphone pre-amps in them. If you are plugging this mic directly into the camera (which, again is its intended purpose) you are likely not going to be happy with the sound. Shooting video with a Canon necessitates the use of an external digital recorder, and if you're going to go that route, then there are plenty of other choices as far as microphones are concerned. Personally, I bought this microphone to use with a Sony AX-53 camcorder, as the built-in mic is super omni-directional and therefore not suitable when tyring to train the camera on one particular subject (as opposed to, for instance, filming your kid's soccer game. For that application, it was a clear improvement. Just be aware of exactly what the purpose of this microphone is before purchasing it.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By BereanTRB - Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
Low levels. Thin sound. Poor iPhone 7 performance.
If you only want to hold your camera right in front of your face, you might be happy with this. Otherwise, there are problems: 1) Low levels. This mic is okay only if your subject is going to be less than 2-3 feet from the mic. Holding my iPhone 7 at arm's length did not sound good at all (using the SC7 cable; though this is partly the iPhone's fault for no longer having the 3.5mm jack, the lightning adapter stinks; in any case, this mic isn't a solution for the iPhone 7). Using it with a DSLR is a little better since you can manually adjust the levels, but you end up with more background noise/hiss in your audio. You won't get good sound even if you're only far enough away to shoot someone from the waist up. As another reviewer noted, this is not a high-end mic and it's only designed to be an improvement to your camera's built in mic, particularly in focusing on the sound directly in front of the mic and ignoring surrounding sounds. That's good, but since you really can't use this more than a couple feet away, it's not good enough. 2) Thin sound. The specs show that the frequency response only goes down to 100Hz which results in a very thin sound. Voices do not sound rich. Rolling off very low frequencies is good practice for voices so they don't sound too 'boomy' but 100Hz is not the right range. You can correct that during editing but it's one more step. I've had small lav mics that sound better. I'm definitely disappointed. The compact size is great, the mount and windscreen are great, and the build quality is definitely top notch. The performance, however, isn't.