Professional Shotgun Microphones
Affectionately known in Japan as “Ni-Go-Maru” (Japanese for “250”), the Azden 250 Series is a collection of professional XLR shotgun microphones, each designed with a particular video application in mind. The Ni-Go-Maru Series delivers high-quality audio performance and world-class build quality at a very attractive price point. All the models in the series have the same sonic characteristics: detailed and natural sound pickup with a full-range frequency response, low self-noise and a tight polar pattern. And all the models are backed by Azden’s amazing 10-year warranty.
Low noise and full range frequency response and a narrow supercardioid pickup pattern for professional dialogue capture.
World-Class Build Quality
Backed by 10-Year WarrantyEach microphone is assembled by hand in Azden’s factory in Japan. This craftsmanship is backed by a 10-year warranty.
The four models in the 250 Series are suited for a number of different applications, ranging from boom pole mounting to a variety of different on-camera mounting situations.
The models in the 250 Series fall in a very attainable price range from $199 to $249 (in the US).
Professional Dual-Powered Shotgun Microphone
Designed to be a flexible work-horse for the modern video creator. Record detailed, natural sound with the versatility of dual-power. Run off phantom or a AA battery without sacrificing on performance.
Professional Shotgun Microphone
Delivers awesome sound at an amazing value. For those that don’t need a battery option, record the same detailed and natural sound as the SGM-250 while saving a little money. And at just 3 ounces (half the weight of the 250), the 250P is a lightweight option that’s ideal for handheld boom applications.
Professional Compact Cine Mic
The perfect on-camera microphone for filmmakers. Measuring just six inches long and equipped with an attached cable and XLR connector, the SGM-250CX is a convenient choice for mounting on today’s cinema cameras. And it features the same focused pickup pattern and high-sensitivity microphone element as Azden’s other 250 Series shotgun mics.
Professional Compact Cine Mic w/ Mini-XLR
The perfect microphone for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and now the Canon EOS C70 camera. The attached cable and Mini XLR connector let you take advantage of the higher-quality Mini XLR microphone input. And it features the same focused pickup pattern and high-sensitivity microphone element as Azden’s other 250 Series shotgun mics.
Professional Hypercardioid Shotgun Mic
Pick up more of the sound you want, and less of what you don’t! The SGM-250H is the latest addition to Azden’s Ni-Go-Maru Series of Professional Shotgun Microphones. Equipped with a hypercardioid microphone element and a 50% longer interference tube, this model is designed to hyperfocus on your sound target.
Compared to the rest of the Ni-Go-Maru Series, which use a supercardioid element, the more directional hypercardioid SGM-250H does an even better job of rejecting extraneous noise from the surrounding environment, and is more sensitive to sound coming from directly in front of the microphone.
What People Are Saying
It's an amazing mic not only for the money, but just an amazing mic period.
Probably the best option for the 4k cinema camera, with the mini XLR, and the fact the it's perfect for the TILTA cage...Great stuff!
Brilliant and well made microphone for the money.
As good as they say. I tested this mic with my Panasonic GH5 and sound module and the sound is fantastic. Rich and velvety with great directionality.
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-35 dB||-38 dB||-38 dB||-33 dB||-33 dB|
|Impedance||100 Ω||120 Ω||120 Ω||100 Ω||100 Ω|
|Low Cut Filter||75 Hz / 3 dB per Octave||160 Hz / 3 dB per Octave||160 Hz / 3 dB per Octave||N/A||N/A|
|Phantom Power||48 V||48 V||48 V||48 V||48 V|
|Battery Option||N/A||1 x AA||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Length||9.8" (250 mm)||9.8" (250 mm)||7.9" (200 mm)||6" (153 mm)||6" (153 mm)|
|Diameter||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)|
|Weight||3.9 oz||5.7 oz||3.2 oz||3.0 oz||3.0 oz|
|Output||3-pin XLR||3-pin XLR||3-pin XLR||3-pin XLR||3-pin Mini XLR|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Sensativity||-38 dB||-38 dB||-33 dB||-33 dB|
|Impedance||120 Ω||120 Ω||100 Ω||100 Ω|
|Low Cut Filter||160 Hz|
3 dB per Octave
3 dB per Octave
|Phantom Power||48 V||48 V||48 V||48 V|
|Battery Option||1 x AA||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Length||9.8" (250 mm)||7.9" (200 mm)||6" (153 mm)||6" (153 mm)|
|Diameter||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)||0.83" (21 mm)|
|Weight||5.7 oz||3.2 oz||3.0 oz||3.0 oz|
|Output||3-pin XLR||3-pin XLR||3-pin XLR||3-pin Mini XLR|