Rode NTG-3B

Shotgun Condenser Microphone with Moisture-resistant Design, Low Handling- and Self-noise, and Aluminum Storage Cylinder - Black
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A Stellar Shotgun Mic Built to Handle Any Environment!

The RODE NTG-3 shotgun condenser microphone gives you uncompromising performance in even the toughest of conditions, at a very friendly price! The NTG-3 is very moisture-resistant, and its low handling noise and self-noise properties make it great for film and broadcast applications in the field. This highly sensitive mic provides "you are there" sound quality and ultra-reliable performance while rejecting RF interference successfully. A water-resistant aluminum storage cylinder, windshield, pouch, and mic clip are included with the RODE NTG-3.

RODE NTG-3 Condenser Shotgun Microphone at a Glance:
  • Built for any environment
  • Lightweight, low-noise
  • Suitable storage
Built for any environment

Using a technology known as RF-bias, the RODE NTG-3 is almost completely resistant to moisture, making it ideal for recording in any demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Be it in a tropical rainforest, arid desert, or sub-zero snowstorm, the NTG-3 can be relied on to faithfully record audio where traditional condenser microphones would fail.

Lightweight, low-noise

In addition to its robust properties, the NTG-3 combines very low weight (163g), a durable anti-glare finish, and incredibly low handling and self-noise (13dBA) to become RODE's premier A/V microphone.

Suitable storage

When not in use, the NTG-3 can be stored away in the included weather-resistant aluminium storage cylinder, providing additional protection when travelling and storing the microphone.

RODE NTG-3 Condenser Shotgun Microphone Features:
  • Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions
  • Very low self-noise
  • Extremely low handling noise
  • High level of immunity to radio frequency interference
  • True condenser (external RF biased)
  • High sensitivity
  • Superior broadcast sound quality
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia
  • Water-resistant aluminium storage cylinder, windshield, zip pouch, and microphone clip included
The RODE NTG-3 is built for stellar performance in all conditions!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Shotgun Condenser (external RF biased)
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 130dB SPL (1kHz at 1% THD, 1 Kohm)
Output Impedance 25 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 81dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 13dB (A weighted)
Length 10"
Connector XLR
Weight .36 lb.
Power Phantom Power
Included Accessories Stand mount, Windscreen, Carry bag, Storage case
Manufacturer Part Number NTG3-B

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The best voice over mic!from jaycvoiceovers

Great mic!!

I have nothing bad to say about this mic - the quality is amazing and is perfect for any video/film professional. My favorite part is that it has a pretty hot output so you don't have to have another preamp going into your recorder.
Music background: Former Recording Eng. turned Video Pro

Big Bang for the Buck

This Shotgun mic is awesome and works wonderfully. It captures extremely clear sounds that are crisp to the ear and at a low cost.
Music background: Film Student

So good I bought another!

This mic is absolutely amazing! I use it for video interviews mostly and it always sounds so clear. I bought a wireless lav at the same time as this, but I haven't even used it yet, because this is just so good. I've done video interviews indoors in quiet and loud settings, and outdoor in quiet and loud settings. Audio is always usable. in one interview there was a big diesel truck that parked right behind the guy I was interviewing and it just ran its engine the whole time. Even though I didn't have the best mic placement since I had this attached to my shoulder rig pointing toward the talent in "run and gun mode" instead of booming from above I was still able to hear and understand everything he was saying. The noise level bothered me, but it was still usable. I was trying to decided between this and the mk416, but after hearing them side by side I couldn't justify the the price of the mk416. I just purchased another ntg3 I like it so much! I do have to add a bit of presence in post that the mk416 seems to have naturally but for 2/3 the price I think I'm ok with adding some eq!
See also: Shotgun Mics, Rode, Rode Condenser Microphones, Rode Shotgun Microphones