In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best microphone for Panasonic g7 cameras currently available on the market. External microphones are an excellent and easy way to massively improve the quality of your work and we have seen a steady number of people reaching out for advice on what mics they should be investing in.
Both of the microphones that we will be covering in this article offer excellent performance relative to their price points in the market while also offering tons of functionality. Additionally, both of these microphones have quickly earned themselves a well-deserved reputation within the community and only show signs of continuing to grow at a steady rate.
The Rode Video Mic Pro
The video sample footage below is an excellent example of the difference between the standard Panasonic Lumix g7 audio for your audio recording against using a Rode Video Mic Pro for your audio recording. As you can tell, when using the external Rode microphone the audio is much more vibrant, crisp, and clear.
The microphone also comes with a 9V Watson fully rechargeable NiMH battery offering you excellent battery life for the microphone. Depending on what you are doing you are potentially able to record without interruption for up to eighteen hours. You are also able to pick up spare batteries extremely cheaply (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to allow you to quickly and easily swap your battery out as and when required.
The included mount for the microphone also comes with Rycote Lyre shock mounting technology as standard to reduce any audio being picked up from an insecure hot shoe mounting such as rattling or clicking. Although a small feature, it has proven very effective for helping to produce a nice and clean audio track for video footage.
The capsule of the Rode Video Mic Pro has also been updated over previous variants of the microphone helping to provide a higher sensitivity without picking up outside noise. This can massively reduce the time required in post-production when compared to some of the competing microphones out there.
All in all, we feel that the Rode Video Mic Pro is an excellent microphone that will easily be able to meet the needs of the vast majority, if not all of our readers. Its only real downside is the price tag but if you are on a budget then the Rode Video Mic GO that we will be covering below is probably the ideal microphone for you.
The Rode Video Mic GO
Again, the Rode Video Mic Go has been designed to be as simple to use as possible and it is essentially a fancy plug and play microphone. Mount it to your cameras hot shoe, plug its jack in and you are ready to record as required.
The video footage below offers some great examples of the difference in audio quality between the regular g7 microphone and using an external mic for Lumix g7 footage like the Rode Video Mic Go. Again when using the external microphone the audio track is crisper, clearer, and picks up more of the overall tone with less noise.
All in all we feel that the Rode Video Mic Go makes the ideal entry-level microphone that offers good quality audio tracks. Some of the functionality of the Rode Video Mic Pro covered first in the article is missing but this is to be expected due to the lower price point of the mic. Additionally, the Rode Video Mic Go beats out all of the competition at its price point while also compeating with some microphones that are more expensive than itself and giving them a run for their money.
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