Best Microphones – under $500

At some point in your career, the camera’s built-in microphone won’t be enough and/or you’ll want to record decent sound externally. For that, you’ll need some kind of microphone, and in this category, we list a few options for budget-minded filmmakers.

Microphones can be very expensive, but there are also quality microphones that won’t break the budget and still deliver much better performance and sound quality than any onboard microphone. In this category, you will find both shotgun and lavalier microphones so external mixers/recorders, boom poles as well as wireless transmitters/receivers are in for a treat here!