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Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

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Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone


The VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Flash Recorder from Shure is a compact camera-mount condenser that provides detailed, high-definition audio with DSLR cameras and camcorders. It records 24-bit/48kHz WAV audio files to MicroSDHC cards, supporting capacities up to 32GB. The VP83F also features one-button recording and an intuitive operating menu, making it easy to use. Additionally, an integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system provides isolation from vibration and mechanical noise.

Feature Highlights

Primary Features:

  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Records 24-bit/48kHz WAV to MicroSDHC
  • Easy-to-Use Menu System and LCD Display
  • Fully Adjustable Gain in 1dB Increments



Frequently Asked Questions

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Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

1 Microphones - Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

1/8" to 1/8" Audio Cable

Rechargeable AA Battery 2 Microphones - Rechargeable AA Battery 
Cartridge Type Electret condenser
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Recording Format 24-bit / 48 kHz WAV files
Polar Pattern Supercardioid / lobar
Output Impedance Camera Output: 47 Ω
Headphone Output: 5 Ω
Sensitivity Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical:
0 dB gain selection: -35.8 dBV/Pa (16.2 mV)
+30 dB gain selection: -5.8 dBV/Pa (512.9 mV)
Maximum SPL 0 dB gain selection, 1 kHz at 1% THD, 1000Ω load:
129 dB SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio +30 dB gain selection:
78 dB
Self Noise Equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical, +30 dB gain selection:
15.6 dB SPL-A
Operating Temperature 0 to 145°F (-18 to 60°C)
Storage Temperature -20 to 165°F (-29 to 74°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 95%
Audio Connector Detachable cable with 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS connector
dual mono, unbalanced
Output Camera Connector: 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono unbalanced
Headphone Connector: 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono
Shock Protection Integrated Rycote Lyre
Mounting Compatibility Standard camera shoe mount
1/4" threaded base
Battery Requirements 2 x AA battery (alkaline, NiMH, rechargeable Li-Ion)
Battery Life 10 hours (record mode)
Housing Cast aluminum
Weight 7.6 oz (215 g)


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This equipment has the following limits for circulation and usage:

DescriptionCirculation Limits
Minimum Length of Reservation/Checkout 30 Minutes (Standard)
Maximum Length of Reservation/Checkout 7 Days (Standard)
Last Modified:   Sun, August 15, 2021 1:54 PM CDT