Deity V-Mic D4 Mini Directional Condenser Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Overview
Hybrid Shooter, Vlogger, Run & Gun
For Cameras and Mobile Devices
Runs on Plug-In Power
Input Jack Allows Secondary Audio Source
3.5mm TRS Cable for Cameras
3.5mm TRRS Cable for Smartphones
Medium-Diaphragm Condenser Capsule
Lightweight and Ultracompact
Detachable Offset Shoe Shockmount
Furry Windshield Rated for 20 mph
Boasting highly directional response and the ability to add a secondary audio source for 2-track camera recording, the Deity Microphones V-Mic D4 Mini is a lightweight and ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone that not only effectively rejects off-camera sound, but also works with a range of devices such as DSLRs, smartphones, and portable audio recorders. The winning combination of size, quality, and versatility makes the V-Mic D4 Mini an attractive mic solution for budget-minded vloggers, videographers, and hybrid shooters.
The V-Mic D4 Mini comes with 3.5mm TRS and TRRS audio cables to ensure compatible connectivity with cameras and mobile devices, and its side-mounted output jack won't get in the way when using the eyepiece for photos. By plugging another audio source, such as a wireless mic receiver, into the 3.5mm TRS input jack, you can simultaneously record two separate tracks to your camera—one of the V-Mic D4 Mini's mic signal and the other being the secondary source connected to the 3.5mm input. Since it runs on plug-in power (no batteries needed) and includes a furry windshield rated for 20 mph winds, the V-Mic D4 Mini is ready for the fast pace of audio-for-video productions, outside or indoors.
The V-Mic D4 Mini is a high-quality, affordable miniature microphone with a supercardioid polar pattern that allows users to capture directional audio and reject sounds coming from off-camera.
Medium-Diaphragm Condenser Capsule
While other microphones in the micro-shotgun division feature capsules as small as 6mm, the V-Mic D4 Mini features Deity's 4th generation 14mm medium-diaphragm electret condenser capsule, the same one found in the rest of Deity's D4 series of video microphones.
Secondary Audio Source
The V-Mic D4 Mini features a 3.5mm TRS input jack that allows you to easily insert a secondary audio source, like a wireless microphone, without a splitter cable. The input jack automatically routes the second audio source to the right audio channel on your camera. The input jack also features plug-in-power passed through from the camera. This enables the use of a passive lavalier like the Deity V.Lav. This lets the operator capture the scene's natural audio with the V-Mic D4 Mini in addition to a wireless microphone on someone talking to the camera, making it great for videographers, wedding shooters, and online content creators.
Note: The input jack does not work when you are using the V-Mic D4 Mini with a mono recorder or a cell phone.
Side-Mounted Output Jack
The side-mounted 3.5mm TRS output jack is perfect for hybrid DSLR shooters who still want to use their eyepiece for taking photos.
Audio Cables for Cameras and Smartphones
Included with the V-Mic D4 Mini are two 3.5mm audio cables—one TRS cable for use with cameras and a TRRS cable for smartphones/tablets outfitted with headphone jacks.
No Batteries Required
Since the D4 Mini runs on plug-in power (1 to 5V) from cameras, phones, and audio recorders, it needs no batteries.
The D4 Mini utilizes a new offset shockmount that makes it the ideal microphone for use with wide-angle vlogging cameras or action cameras.
20 mph Wind Protection
The faux fur windshield provides wind protection up to 20 mph so the microphone is ready for rough elements.