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Comica CVM-V30 DSLR Shotgun Microphone – External Microphone for Canon and Nikon DSLR

The Comica CVM-V30 is an affordable shotgun
microphone that can be used on DSLRs and other cameras and recording devices with a 3.5mm
input. It’s comparable to the Rode VideoMic Pro but
a lot more affordable. The design is pretty simplistic and has a
unique looking anti-shock mount. This is a consumer level microphone using
a 3.5mm plug for the connection. In this video, I’m testing it on my Canon
7D today. The bottom of the mic connects to the camera
with a hot shoe mount. On the bottom there’s also a quarter twenty
mounting hole for tripods. The Comica D30 slips onto the hot shoe smoothly
but the securing ring feels like cheap plastic. But even so, the ring holds the mic securely
to the top of the camera. And overall, the construction of the D30 feels
a bit cheap because of all the plastic but keep in mind this shotgun microphone only
priced at $60. At that price, Comica still includes a large
dead cat windscreen in the package as they do with all their mics. To use the dead cat, the foam wind screen
has to be removed and then the dead cat slips over the microphone and shock mount. The dead cat was actually kind of difficult
to get on. If there was some elastic around the openings,
it would’ve made it a lot easier to slip on. On the back, it has features similar to the
Rode VideoMic Pro including a high-pass filter and 10 dB gain to boost the signal. The Comica V30 uses two AAA batteries for
power but often I forget to turn off the mic when done so it’s a good idea to keep an extra
set of batteries around. This is a really affordable directional shotgun
mic to capture better audio when subjects are directly in front of the camera. Here I’m going to give you a sample recording
from my Canon 7D so you can hear the difference between the on-camera mic and the V30. Take a listen. I hope you found this video helpful and if you did
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more how-to videos and product reviews.

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