For today’s article, we are going to be going over some Canon T7i external microphones as we always notice people asking what mics they should be picking up for their T7i’s and want to help any of our readers in this situation. We have settled on two different microphones that both have excellent reputations within the market and both are worth every cent while performing very well considering their price points in the market.
The first mic that we will be covering is the cheapest option and we feel that it will be able to meet the needs of the majority of our readers and will probably end up being the most popular. The second microphone is more of a professional level mic that should be used if you are picking up any paid client work and offers some excellent audio quality but is almost double the price of the first microphone. We feel that between both of these mic’s we will have the needs of the majority of our readers met and be able to offer a product for everyone’s needs.
The Rode Video Mic
Thankfully, the Rode Video Mic is very easy to use and is as close to a plug and play microphone as possible. Simply plug its jack cable into your mic slot on your camera and then mount the mic on your cameras hot shoe mount and you are good to go. The included Rycote Lyre Mount shown in the image below does a great job of minimizing the effects of any vibration making their way to your microphone resulting in a very clean audio track. Additionally, the Windbuster also does a great job of minimizing the effects of any wind if you are recording outdoors in windy conditions.
Thankfully, the microphone is battery powered resulting in a very clean audio track with minimal noise being picked up due to it always having optimal levels of power. One thing that we often see people worry about is the battery life of an external microphone but thankfully, the Rode Video Mic can easily operate for over ten hours on a fully charged battery. As it is a Rode microphone it is no surprise that the build quality of the microphone is excellent and easily able to take its fair share of knocks during use without breaking.
All in all, Rode have managed to smash it out the park again and produce another excellent microphone that will seamlessly work with your Canon T7i and allow you to easily and cheaply capture an excellent audio track for your videos.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rode VideoMic to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Rode Video Mic Pro
Again, it has been designed to be as easy as possible to use requiring you to simply plug the mics jack into your Canon T7i’s external mic jack and then mount the mic on your Canon T7i’s hot shoe mount and record the footage as required. It really is that simple, although the Rode Video Mic Pro does offer automatic plug-in power functionality to receive power from your camera body, the Canon T7i does not have the required tech in the camera so you will have to resort to batteries but its no big issue.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rode VideoMic Pro to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.