Video Producer Delton Childs tests out the Audio Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Microphone so you can see how it sounds out in the field.
Audio Technica ATR-3350 Specifications:
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency Response: 50Hz-18kHz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -54dB
Impedance: 1,000 Ohms
Cable: 20′ (6m) terminated with 1/8″ (3.5mm) mini-plug
Weight: 0.2 oz (6g)
(taken from bhphotovideo.com)
Overall, this mic performs pretty well for a cheap off the shelf solution for pulling pretty good audio. Using this mic I’d try to avoid shooting out doors, it seemed to be picking up a lot of ambient audio pretty well which give me a little consern about room noise like fridges and A/C shutting on and off, so you’ll want to pay extra close attention to that. I can imagine doing a fine job in a jam with this nice little mic and I’m glad to have something in my bag that is simple and effective for quick and fun jobs.
Plus… that 20′ cord…. goes a long way!
Don’t forget to pick up the extra button cell batteries though!!!!