A new update to a popular on-camera shotgun microphone provides new features and better performance in a compact form factor.

RØDE’s new VideoMicro II is an ultra-compact on-camera microphone that is lightweight and easy-to-use and ideal for run-and-gun filmmakers and content creators. (Source: RØDE Microphones.)

Designed to make recording professional audio directly to a camera or smartphone incredibly simple, the VideoMicro II is a true shotgun condenser microphone, with a supercardioid polar pattern for highly directional audio capture that focuses on what it is pointed at while reducing background noise. The body of the new model has been completely redesigned and its circuitry has also been overhauled, offering enhanced sensitivity and lower self-noise. With no batteries required to operate and no complicated controls, it is the perfect microphone for creators who want to instantly elevate the audio quality of their camera or smartphone with no fuss.

The VideoMicro II is shipping worldwide now and is available for US$79. Click here for full details.