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DV Expo 2013: Azden SGM-DSLR Shotgun Microphone

Continuing on with our coverage of DV Expo 2013, we returned to the Azden booth to check out their shotgun mic specifically designed for HDSLR production. This microphone sports a 1/8th mini input, allowing you to swap out the cord for a larger one should you need it. Because it has an input instead of the the cord attached, it protects the device from wear and tear on the circuit board. Also, if you’ve dealt with audio cables in the past you’ll know that they can wear out when exposed to cold and heat. The wires become thin, brittle and eventually break, and if you can’t swap out the cord, well then your device is shot too. Here’s more from Azden:
SGM-DSLR Broadcast quality shotgun mic with mini jack output, includes: shock-mount microphone holder with shoe, Azden logo windscreen, DSLR output cable and alkaline battery.

A broadcast quality shotgun microphone, the new SGM-DSLR is designed to meet the demands of the advanced DSLR user. Unlike the plastic housing of many competitor’s microphones, the all-metal SGM-DSLR with its’ shock-mount holder eliminates camera lens motor noise. Additionally, its long, metal, lightweight barrel offers superior directionality and wide response. Powered by a supplied LR-44 Alkaline battery, the SGM-DSLR comes complete and also includes: a shock-mount microphone holder with shoe, Azden logo foam windscreen and DSLR output cable.


Technical Specs:
Frequency Response: 80-18,000Hz
Sensitivity: Super Cardioid -33dB re: 1V/PA
Impedance: 1.5k ohms @ 1KHz
Max. SPL Input Level: 103dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65dB
Dynamic Range: 78dB
Battery Type: LR-44 – supplied Alkaline battery
Battery Current: 0.5 mA
Battery Life: 150 hours w/Alkaline battery
Weight w/o Battery: 3.75oz (106grams)
Dimensions: 8.34″ (212mm) length
Dimensions: 0.83″ (21mm) diameter
Output Type: 3.5mm mini-jack
Supplied Acc.: Shock-mount microphone holder with shoe
Supplied Acc.: 1-Azden logo windscreen
Supplied Acc.: 1-DSLR cable (3.5mm mini – 3.5mm mini)
Supplied Acc.: 1-LR-44 Alkaline battery
Weight 2.00 lbs
MSRP: $240.00

For more information about the SGM-DSLR, check out their website at:

Written by Clint Milby

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