As a starting Youtube Content Creator, I decided to get me this microphone to use with my Canon Rebel T6i. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the audio quality that you get out of this product.
- The overall cosmetics and quality of materials used on this product is great and it doesn't feel cheap or "plasticky" at all. The nice curled cable is quite nice too! - The "Dead Cat" does a pretty good job of preventing wind noise in the captured audio. I've honestly used this camera in very windy scenarios in mountains and close to coastal areas and have had no trouble with the audio. Keep in mind, even though this microphone cannot be changed in terms of any setting, it actually works really well with the settings of your own camera. Like for my Rebel T6i, since I usually talk with a lower voice adjusting the volume manually to be higher made my voice sounded like I was speaking louder by nature but still with that good audio quality without adding any white noise. - The shock mount provided is also really good in making sure bumps and thumping sounds aren't captured on your audio, but of course to a certain extent. Also, the quality of the shock mount is quite durable. I've had certain moments when I've bumped the mic into something else and the shock mount flexes accordingly and absorbs the impact pretty well. - This microphone relies on your camera's battery so in my opinion this is a MAJOR PLUS as I'd rather worry about lesser batteries just based on the number of batteries and cable that I already have.
Overall, I've been really happy with this product and look forward to many more Rode products in the future!