External Microphone Recommendations

Question

What are the Recommended External Microphones for GoPro Cameras?

Where does it apply?

  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 Black
  • HERO6 Black
  • HERO5 Black
  • HERO5 Session
  • HERO4 Black
  • HERO3+
  • HERO3
HERO cameras (HERO (2018), HERO (2014), HERO+, HERO+LCD) and HERO4 Session do not have compatibility with external microphones. 

Answer

This list is not 100% comprehensive, other mics may work, but these mics are supported:

Supported by all cameras:

  • All Rode VideoMic models
  • Sennheiser MKE 440
  • Sennheiser MKE 400
  • Countryman Lapel (MEMWF05BD2-R)
  • Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2
  • Opteka VM-100 Video Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Sony ECMCS3 Clip style Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone
  • Shure VP83 LensHopper Condenser Microphone
  • Generally, any Lavalier microphone is supported 


Model-Specific:

Microphone Manufacturer & ModelHERO5 Black & HERO5 SessionHERO4 BlackHERO4 Silver
Sennheiser MKE 2 elements User-added imageNYY
Shure SM57YYN
Shure SM58YYN
Shure SM7BYYN
Electrovoice Re20YYN

**Special Note**
Rode TRRS style mics or lavalier microphones will need a TRRS to TRS Adaptor to properly work with GoPro cameras. 

Check out this image to identify if your mic is TRRS style:
 
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When using a TRRS microphone the customer will experience difficulties when connected directly to the GoPro branded 3.5mm mic Adaptor. They will need an adaptor like the one below for full compatibility. 
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