The BOYA BY-M17R Supercardioid Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is a lightweight, compact condenser microphone designed to deliver improved sound quality for YouTube clips, interviews, vlogs, and other video applications with DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
The mic is constructed from ABS plastic and features an integrated shockmount to absorb noise-causing vibrations. The shockmount attaches directly to your camera’s shoe mount and also features a 1/4-20 thread on the bottom to accommodate tripods and other mounting options. A single AA battery powers the mic for up to 50 hours.
The BY-M17R features a condenser microphone element with a supercardioid polar pattern that focuses audio capture tightly in front of the microphone, picking up substantially less background sound than the omnidirectional mic built into the camera. A foam windscreen is included to reduce wind noise. The BY-M17R has an attached gold-plated 3.5mm TRS cable to connect to cameras, camcorders, and audio recorders.