Fujifilm mirrorless cameras have many fans in the photography world, but the latest iteration of their most popular camera offers amazing video recording capabilities as well. Fuji X-T3 can shoot sharp 4K at up to 60 fps (in 10bit!), as well as 1080p in 120 fps. The camera also has pretty good autofocus, making it very useful for all types of video shooting. Of course, every high-quality video should also have good audio and this is exactly why you should invest in an external microphone for your Fujifilm X-T3.
Best Microphone for Fuji X-T3
Below we’ll list four of the best mics for Fuji X-T3, in our opinion, sorted by price from most to least expensive. If you want the highest quality and most features, get one of the first two microphones on this list, and if you want a more affordable microphone that’s also quite a bit lighter, grab one of the last two mics on the list.
Rode VideoMic Pro+
This microphone is the latest and greatest mic in Rode’s lineup, as well as an update to the popular VideoMic Pro (notice the plus sign in the title). It now features a built-in rechargeable battery, auto on/off function (this is a great feature to have as it preserves battery life), as well as buttons on the back of the microphone for easy control. This microphone captures high-quality audio, although it has a bit more pronounced low-end than some other mics. Some people prefer how it sounds, while others prefer a more balanced microphone, like the one we’ll talk about next.
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Deity V-Mic D3 Pro
Deity microphones are pretty new to the market, but they quickly earned a reputation for being reliable, high-quality and relatively affordable. This model, for example, is $100 cheaper than the aforementioned model from Rode, and still has most of the features like a built-in rechargeable battery (which you can charge via its USB-C port). It has a pretty useful gain knob on the back as well. The V-Mic D3 Pro also offers more balanced audio, compared to the VideoMic Pro+. That being said, both of these microphones are excellent choices, if you need a high-quality mic.
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Deity V-Mic D3
The V-Mic D3 certainly has fewer features than the Pro version, but in our opinion, it offers the most value for its price out of all mics on this list. There’s no gain knob on the back of the mic, and it is powered by a single AAA battery instead of a rechargeable battery but is also 50 percent cheaper than the Pro. Sound quality isn’t identical, but it is comparable to the Pro version. If you’re working with a limited budget, this is definitely one of our top choices.
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If you need the smallest possible external mic for your X-T3, then this is the one for you. It is very lightweight, yet it sounds way better than the built-in microphone on this camera (or any other camera). Of course, don’t expect the same sounds quality you’d get from the previously mentioned microphones, but this is a great little microphone that doesn’t even need batteries to work (it’s powered by the camera itself).
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