When it comes to on-camera microphones, the Rode VideoMic series is way up there when it comes to recommendations. Their flagship VideoMic Pro Plus is one of the best solutions out there for an all-in-one on-camera microphone. Specifically, one that plugs into your camera’s 3.5mm microphone socket. But they’ve just announced a new contender. The Rode VideoMic NTG.
As the name would suggest, it follows the design principles of Rode’s NTG series shotgun microphones. In this case, specifically, the new Rode NTG5 short shotgun broadcast microphone. This is certainly not your usual on-camera mic, though. It also features USB output to plug it straight into a phone or your desktop.