Product Comparison: Rode VideoMic Pro vs Rode NTG2

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General Specifications
VideoMic Pro
About the Product
The Rode VideoMic Pro raises the bar set by the original Rode VideoMic, by combining broadcast quality audio with an ultra compact and lightweight ergonomic design.Incorporating new features specific to high end video, the VMP also evolves many of the features that have made the VideoMic so successful. Noise transference has been significantly reduced using both a revised, more elegant shock mounting system and a lightweight premium cable.
The RØDE NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries.Its full frequency response, low noise and audio transparency make it an ideal film, video, and voice over microphone, while its low weight (161gm/5.7oz without battery) makes it an ideal boom microphone.
Key Specs
Microphone Type
Shotgun Condenser
Polar Pattern
Minimum Frequency Response
40 Hz
20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone
  • I was concerned that the quality might not be as good with this little guy, but I was wrong! I shoot professional wedding videography using DSLRs and was surprised by how great (clear) the sound is!
  • This is a Top Notch Microphone and every Pro Videograpgher should have one. The sound quality is similar to a condenser mic and it is awesome!
  • Really good quality. However, keep in mind that if you are going to be recording someone or something speaking from far away, you should look into a lav mic. This is more for recording something up close or vlogging
  • The sound quality that it produces is not too bad, it is a RODE product after all.
  • Great sound quality!! (bottom line it is about ALL about the sound) and it is much smaller/compact than the first version Rode Mic which is a plus.
  • I was kinda disappointed my expectation was high. I love rodes and watch tons of youtube vidoes then decided to purchase this thing with high hopes. It works but not magnificently, guess nothing can replace a boom mic.
Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • I really enjoyed putting this microphone to work on a film trailer on an open set with the actors performing their lines and capturing every word with clarity. It has made working on a set an ease and allowed for profession results without the high end costs.
  • Great price. Excellent sound! I bought this mic to take on the road. But after hearing it I use on a daily basis. If you do voice over this is a great mic to add to your locker.
  • Well made and surprisingly transparent. It's a standard mic to get any production job done well. I use it for sound effects recording and small films, great mic!
  • Lightweight, self or phantom powered, sharp sounding short shotgun mic. Sound is just a bit crisp, but for a fraction of the Sennheiser price, what the heck. A great addition to my on-the-go gear.
  • This mic is a great value. I have many professional mic as a recording artist. I previously used a $700 hypercardioid for my videos, but this Rodes NTG2 sounds better at less than half the cost. So far it's been reliable and clean sounding.
Size & Weight
6.7 in.
11.02 in.
3.9 in.
0.78 in.
2.9 in.
0.78 in.
0.2 lbs.
0.35 lbs.
Equivalent Noise Level
14 dBA
18 dBA
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
131 dB SPL
Output Impedance
200 Ω
250 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
Power Options
9V battery
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface, Battery (1 x 1.5V AA)
Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting onboard, All-new capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity, Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone, Compact form factor (150mm/6” length)
Rugged metal construction, Low noise circuitry, Two step High Pass Filter (Flat/80Hz), P48 phantom power or AA battery option, Low weight - 161g (5.17 oz.), Includes mic clip, wind shield and zip case, 10 year extended warranty when you register online
What customers say about "Features"
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone
  • The battery life is excellent as well so I could literally leave it on all day. We have even used sound from this mic over a lavaliere in a ceremony because it picks up so well.
  • The way the unit is configured makes switching the battery kind of a PITA and the cord its just a bit too short. When paired with a 7D the cameras AGC with this mic produces a very audible hiss that makes the audio unusable.
  • Furry wind cover works well also and would recommend using only on windy days. Be careful putting on 9v battery as it's tricky door is hard to open.
  • Since made of plastic I could see it breaking very easily. The sound was muffled. Wouldn't spend the money.
  • I still lets in alot of background noise, its better than the on board mic on your camera.
  • The wire for the mic is a little delicate but if you take special care with your equipment you shouldn't have to worry, this product also comes with a 10 year warranty so be sure to register it if you are worried about the quality of the mic.
Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • This is the affordable shotgun mic to use for voice-over applications. It's great at eliminating room characteristics, which helps it to capture clean announcer and dialog tracks. It's also excellent for ADR and in the field.
  • I've used a few "high end" shotgun mics in the past including the famous sennheiser mkh 416. This mic is comparable to the audio quality of more expensive mics, in my opinion, with a very low noise floor.
  • I am going to say this will Make more noise than the studio version NT1-A but you cab focus on your vocals from about 30"/ 76 centimeter and have A very clean focus on yourself and Guitar. Just put the mic down and point it up at the neck joint and your mouth at once.
  • Lightweight, self or phantom powered, sharp sounding short shotgun mic. Sound is just a bit crisp, but for a fraction of the Sennheiser price, what the heck. A great addition to my on-the-go gear.
  • It even can take a battery if you don't have phantom power around.
  • I wish it had an on/off button.
  • Greater output with external 48v. Sounds best at 30deg off axis, which adversely picks up more room noise. Polar pattern is not as tight as you would expect for a shotgun mic but hey, you get what you pay for and this mic is affordable. Doesn't sound half as good as an expensive Sennheiser.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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