Shure VP83F
LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording


With its rugged build, true-to-life audio quality, and intuitive design, the VP83F LensHopper™ delivers the perfect blend of form and function. For use with DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, it offers digital flash recording / playback (MicroSDHC) capabilities that enable WAV file capture at 24-bit / 48 kHz sampling rate.

This compact shotgun microphone features detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response for professional results every time. The intuitive menu and one-button recording function make it fast and easy to use in almost any environment.

Shure VP83F includes:

  • 2x AA alkaline batteries for 10 hours of battery life in Record mode
  • Detachable 3.5 mm gold-plated audio connector output cable
  • Standard size shoe mount with a 1/4" threaded base for on-camera use or easy mounting on a stand
  • Foam windscreen (Windjammer® available separately)

Shure VP83F Features:

  • Integrated digital flash recording (Micro SDHC, up to32 GB) for WAV file capture at 24-bit / 48 kHz sampling rate
  • Dedicated headphone audio output for real-time headphone monitoring
  • High sensitivity and low self-noise with wide frequency range for natural audio reproduction
  • Highly directional supercardioid / lobar polar pattern that rejects unwanted off-axis audio while clearly capturing the intended sound source
  • Superior RF immunity that avoids unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices
  • Easily accessible MicroSD card slot that allows quick "pop-out" card access
  • Easy-to-read, back-lit LCD screen that displays audio and battery metering, track information, headphone volume, mic gain, low-cut filter, and remaining recording time
  • Five-position joystick that provides advanced user controls for headphone monitoring, low-cut filter and mic gain adjustments, track management, and playback support
  • One-touch record button that facilitates fast audio capture and allows for pausing and stopping
  • Adjustable user gain (up to 60dB in 1dB increments) for fine-tuning audio
  • Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system that provides robust isolation from vibration and mechanical noise (exclusively developed with Rycote for the VP83F)
  • Durable, all-metal construction that meets legendary Shure quality standards in a lightweight design

Shure VP83F Specifications:

  • Type: Electret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Recording Format: WAV, 24-bit, 48 kHz Sampling Rate
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid/lobar
  • Camera Output Impedance: 47 Ohms
  • Headphone Output Impedance: 5 Ohms
  • Sensitivity (open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical):
    • 0 dB Gain: -35.8 dBV/Pa (16.2 mV)
    • +30 dB Gain: -5.8 dBV/Pa (512.9 mV)
  • Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD): 129dB SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (0 dB Gain Setting, 1 kHz at 1% THD 1000 Ohm load): 78dB
  • Self Noise (equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical +30dB Gain Setting): 15.6dB SPL-A
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0°F to 145°F (-18°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature Range: -20°F to 165°F (-29°C to 74°C)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%
  • Housing: Cast aluminum
  • Power Requirements: 2 AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMH, Rechargeable Li-Ion)
  • Camera Connector Type: 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono, unbalanced
  • Headphone Connector Type: 1/8" (3.5 mm) dual mono
  • Battery Life: 10 hours (record mode) from 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Net Weight: 7.6 oz (215 g)
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