Shotgun microphone kit.com is a topnotch online review site that goes through a variety of quality shotgun microphones, and provides in-depth reviews. Don’t worry about all of the technologically -savvy stuff. Our reviews are in plain everything user-friendly terms. We have used various shotgun microphones for many years shooting documentaries, interviews, weddings and sporting events just to name a few.
Our mic of choice for the last couple of years has been the Sennheiser ME66 with the K6 powering module. We use it with the Canon XH-A1 because of it small size, price and overall great performance. Its cardioid polar pattern allows for max pick-up sounds at the front of the mic. Yet it is powered by a standard AA battery. It is truly very versatile and a workhorse. The Sennheiser ME66/K6 is my choice but please take a look at the other models to see what works best for you.[easyazon-image-link asin="B004S4AK4U" alt="Bundle - 3 items: Sennheiser ME66 - K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 and Mic Windscreen" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21YhHN2gWTL._SL160_.jpg" align="center" width="160" height="160"]
Check out the video we recorded using the ME66/K6
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