Godox IVM-S3 Stereo On-camera Microphone 2023 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
6 min readDec 1, 2023

Enhance your on-camera audio with the Godox IVM-S3 On-Camera Microphone.

Whether you’re a professional content creator, a vlogger, or just someone who loves capturing memorable moments on camera, the importance of high-quality audio cannot be overstated. In an era where visual content reigns supreme, the need for crystal-clear sound has become more crucial than ever. For many years, I’ve captured casual videos just using the built-in microphone on my iPhone. While it works, it could always be better. My hesitation about adding anything has always been the complexity of the equipment. The Godox IVM-S3 Stereo On-camera Microphone is the answer to my content-creating prayers. It’s self-contained and super easy to use.

About IVM-S3 On-Camera Microphone

The Godox IVM-S3 Stereo On-camera Microphone is a game-changer for content creators. It’s a shotgun-style all-in-one microphone. It features a scissor-inspired design and allows users to switch pickup angles with ease. This mic is perfect for interviews, musical performances and even multi-person recording.

With the IVM-S3 microphone, users can capture up to 180º of audio. The mic is versatile and allows front-to-rear bidirectional coverage. It delivers clear, immersive stereo sound and is super lightweights so it’s easy to transport and user on-camera. In addition to being a great add-on for camera support, the IVM-S3 mic has a built-in card MicroSD card slot that provides over 400 hours of self-contained, continuous recording. That means you can use it to simply capture an audio recording without video if needed.

There isn’t any complicated software to manage on the mic’s interface. There is a simple 0–10 gain control knob and a 1-click low cut filter that can be used to customize your audio recordings. The microphone is rechargeable and can provide up to 15 hours of working time. The USB-C charging port is located next to the MicroSD card slot while the audio output port and headphone jack are located on the opposite side.

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