In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are some of the best microphones for canon 700d cameras currently available on the market today. We have seen a steady number of people reaching out for advice on microphones for their 700d so we decided to publish this article in an attempt to help any of our readers who are in this same situation.
All three of these microphones have an excellent reputation within the photography and videography community and they have all been extensively tested all over the world by independent videographers. We have tried to choose microphones that cover a number of budgets to ensure that our article has something for all of our readers, no matter how much they have to spend.
The Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone
Although the Rode VideoMic Pro is at the higher end of the budget scale, it offers some of the best audio recordings out there making the price well worth it. The mic is very easy to use, simply plug its jack connector into your cameras external mic port and you are good to go making it the best Rode microphone for Canon 700d cameras.
The microphone has a very compact design coming in at around six inches long and weighing around three ounces. This helps you easily add the microphone to your photography kit without it taking up too much space or weight allowing you to take the mic with you wherever it is needed. The power saving technology of the microphone allows a single fully charged 9-volt battery to power the mic for around seventy hours of use without the need to change the battery putting it well ahead of the industry standard.
The image to the left shows the very simple and easy to use control system for the microphone. As you can see, it is based around two basic switches allowing you to power the microphone on and tweak its dB level. This makes the microphone ideal for anyone who is not confident with technology as the mic is as close to plug and play as you can possibly get without being a truly plug and play microphone.
Although not seen in the image, the mic’s included camera mount comes with shock mounting technology to help reduce the noise that the mic picks up while recording as you move around too.
All in all, we feel that the Rode VideoMic Pro is an excellent microphone that will work for a large number of cameras in your collection in addition to your Canon 700d. It offers excellent quality for what is a fair price in our opinion while also having an excellent reputation within the community.
The Rode VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Mic
Considering its price, the mic offers excellent audio quality that will effortlessly beat the majority of competing external microphones at this price point. The included windjammer helps to keep your audio quality as clean as possible when recording outdoors in windy conditions and it is surprisingly effective considering how simple the contraption is.
The Rode VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Mic is a plug and play microphone so all you have to do is plug its jack into the jack socket on your Canon 700D and you are ready to record your audio track. This can be both a positive and a negative depending on what you need. If you just need a high-quality, crisp audio track then this can be perfect but if you like to customize the settings on your microphone then this may be a problem.
That said, if you are an entry level videographer or if you are on a tight budget then the Rode VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Mic is the ideal external microphone for your Canon 700D. It offers a very easy to use mic that will provide a high-quality audio track for your footage.
The Zoom H1n Handy Recorder
This can be a benefit if you are planning to record interviews or something where you may get a better audio quality by having your mic placed far from your Canon 700D and this is where the Zoom H1n comes in. It is a little harder to use than the Rode microphones offered above and we would not recommend this if you are not comfortable using technology. That said, this is a good mic for Canon 700d cameras that also has managed to earn itself an excellent reputation.
The image to the right shows both the control system and user interface system offered by the Zoom H1n Handy Recorder. It offers a ton of functionality that you are able to use to your advantage if you are willing to put the time and effort in to learn all of the customizable functions allowing you to capture an excellent audio track.
The battery life offered by the Zoom is excellent considering its price allowing you to comfortably record constantly for hours without interruption if required.
All in all, the Zoom is an excellent recorder but can take time to learn all of its little settings and you also have to take the time to learn to merge your audio tracks in post-production. We would imagine the majority of our readers would be better of with either of the Rode microphones for their Canon 700D. That said, if you customizing your recording device and tweaking technology then the Zoom could be an option for you to look into further.