In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best mic for Sony a6300 cameras currently available on the market right now. Thankfully, the Sony a6300 has a standard 3.5mm mic input making it very easy to find high-quality, budget-friendly microphones that will work with your camera.
As usual, we have tried to choose three different external mics that cover three main price brackets. We will be taking a look at the higher end, the mid-range, and the entry-level microphones in this article to try ensure we are recommending something that will be within the price ranges of all of our readers. Each of these microphones have an excellent reputation within the photography, vlogging, and videography communities with each of them having large fan bases behind them who use the product as their go-to microphone.
The Rode VideoMicPro – High End
Using the Sony a6300 Rode Mic combo couldn’t be easier. Simply mount the microphone to your camera body using your cameras hot shoe and the mics hot show mount as shown in the image to the right and then plug in its 3.5mm mic jack. The hot shoe mount has been designed to be as smooth and easy to fit as possible to allow you to quickly and easily mount and demount the microphone as and when required. It really is as simple as that, the audio recording for your video will be clear and crisp while requiring minimal editing in post-production.
The Rode video mic pro has the standard control system of its power switch, high-pass filter, and gain control mounted on the rear of the mic body as shown in the image to the left. This allows you to quickly and easily tweak the audio quality of the microphone for your recording when using it with your a63000.
The front of the control system houses nine-volt battery that the mic requires to work. We would always recommend that you use a high-quality, budget-friendly nine-volt battery (Click here to check for product prices and availability) with your microphone for the best performance. Although the battery life does depend greatly on what battery you use with your microphone, we have seen various reports of people being able to keep the mic powered for up to seventy hours when using a high-quality battery.
The image above shows the wind muff that comes as standard with the microphone. Not only does it help to add some cushioning to your mic when transporting it in your photography bag but it also helps to reduce the amount of wind that the mic picks up. This can help improve your audio quality and make the microphone ideal for outdoor or vlogging use.
All in all, we feel that the Rode Video Mic Pro is the best external mic for Sony a6300 cameras and makes an excellent addition to your camera accessories. It has an excellent build quality and produces some amazing quality audio. The 3.5mm mic jack means that it can also be used with any other Sony Alpha range cameras as well as many other DSLR or mirrorless cameras that you may own.
The Rode VideoMicro – Mid Ranged
You will be hard pressed to find a microphone from the same price point that will provide you with better audio quality than the Rode VideoMicro. The audio is very high-quality, clear, and crisp helping the audio for your videos sound professional while only costing a fraction of the price.
Again, the microphone is very easy to use, simply plug the 3.5mm mic jack into the audio socket on your Sony a6300 and mount the microphone onto your cameras hot shoe mount as shown in the image to the right.
If you are planning on recording your footage outdoors or in a location with various sound sources then apply the mic muff that is supplied as standard to help reduce the amount of unwanted noise that the microphone picks up.
All in all, the Rode VideoMicro is a solid budget friendly microphone choice for your Sony a6300 that is readily available and has an excellent reputation. It offers you a quick and easy way to record professional quality audio for your videos or vlogs while also being very light weight with a very small profile to match.
The Zalman ZM MIC 1 – Entry Level
With this external mic being so cheap you have to give a number of concession to its audio quality and performance but in all honesty, for its price it is pretty solid but does not come anywhere near that of the Rode Micro covered above as our medium option so if you are able to stretch your budget to pick that up, we would advise it.
The Zalman ZM MIC 1 is very simple to use. You simply plug it into your 3.5mm mic jack on your a6300 and then clip the mic head onto your shirt or wherever you feel it will best pick up your audio and then start recording. The muff on the mic does help to reduce external noise and wind and for its price does a decent job but if you are doing any kind of paid client work then we would recommend either of the mics above to ensure the best possible audio for your clients.
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