Shure VP83
LensHopper™ Camera-Mounted Condenser Microphone


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Shure's ultra-compact VP83 LensHopper™ is an all-in-one solution for capturing detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time.  For use with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, the VP83 features a rugged build and true-to-life audio quality, expertly combining form and function.  Its easily accessible controls enable quick adjustments for different recording environments.

The VP83 includes:

  • 1x AA alkaline battery for 130 hours of battery life
  • Integrated 3.5 mm gold-plated audio connector output cable for quick connection to camera or recording device
  • Standard size shoe mount with a 1/4" threaded base for on-camera use or easy mounting on a stand
  • Foam windscreen (Windjammer® available separately)

Exceptional Audio Performance with User-Friendly Controls

  • High sensitivity and low self-noise with wide frequency range for natural audio reproduction
  • Highly directional supercardioid / lobar polar pattern that rejects unwanted off-axis audio while clearly capturing the intended sound source
  • Superior RF immunity that avoids unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices
  • Easily accessible controls at the back of the microphone:
    - Three-position gain (-10 dB pad, 0, +20 dB boost) to compensate for different recording environments
    - Low-cut filter to eliminate background noise and room ambience

Durable and Lightweight

  • Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system that provides robust isolation from vibration and mechanical noise (exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83)
  • Durable, all-metal construction that meets legendary Shure quality standards in an ultra-lightweight design


  • Type: Electret condenser
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz–20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid / lobar
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