The Deity Shotgun from Aputure is positioned to compete with the Sennheiser MKH 416 and MKE 600.
After talking to 22 sound professionals from Disney, Lucasfilm, VICE, HBO, and Nickelodeon, Aputure built the Deity with all new components. It's impact-proof, weatherproof, waterproof, and built like a tank.
This microphone will perform well for those of us on a budget.
Here's Curtis Judd's review of the Aputure Deity, which he stacks alongside some of its competitors:
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In recent years, Aputure has been creating high-quality products at great prices. When we listened to the Deity side-by-side with the Sennheiser 416 last year, we honestly couldn't hear much of a difference.
The bevy of improvements that Aputure has made since NAB should ensure that this microphone will perform well for those of us on a budget.
- Super Cardioid polar pattern
- Requires phantom power from recorder
- Low noise floor
- No low-cut / hi-pass
- Great handling noise
- Water resistant (even when submerged)
- Built strong (can be run over with a car)
- Same dimensions as Sennheiser MKH 416
- Available now
- Starting at $359