It’s an undeniable fact that Zoom has established itself as one of the preeminent figures in modern content creation, with versatile and intuitive products designed to make the creation process easier. Riding this trend, Zoom is announcing the release of a new compact shotgun microphone that will capture high-quality audio in a variety of shooting scenarios with minimal effort. Enter the ZSG-1 On-Camera Shotgun Microphone.
This lightweight and highly directional super-cardioid shotgun mic makes it easier than ever to walk away from a video shoot with excellent sound. For creators on the move, you can mount the ZSG-1 directly on your camera’s hot shoe. With the included 3.5mm cable, you can draw plug-in power from your camera and record directly to your video.
However, 4K smartphones are increasingly popular with content creators, and that’s why Zoom smartly made the ZSG-1 compatible with smart devices, as well, improving greatly upon the often-subpar audio that phone mics capture. Just grab a compatible smartphone rig, connect to a compatible OTG cable, and you’re on!
But that’s not all, the ZSG-1 is also great for off-camera applications, such as with boompoles or pistol grips. Plug the mic directly into a recorder, and now you have a dynamic solution for capturing location sound with optimal clarity.
The 14mm diaphragm of this electret condenser mic sports a highly focused super-cardioid pattern with ideal off-axis rejection and a specially tailored frequency response. This ensures minimal background noise, making the ZSG-1 great for recording dialogue or capturing sound effects in the field.
The featherlight weight of 3.3 ounces keeps your setup as mobile as possible during virtually any production scenario. With the included SMM-3 shockmount, you can snap the mic on in an instant and avoid obtrusive handling noises and vibrations.
Along with the shockmount, you also get the WSM-3 windscreen to reduce excessive wind gust sounds and plosives from up-close human speech. Finally, the mic includes a 3.5mm stereo mini cable for connecting to your preferred device.
And that’s the gist of it! The ZSG-1 will surely become a handy tool in the arsenals of modern content creators, video producers, and more. Whether you’re capturing audio in the field or producing entertaining videos, the ZSG-1 delivers quality audio and lightweight convenience.
For more information about this new shotgun microphone, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the Zoom ZSG-1. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to reply to your comments and questions.