The best microphone for vlogging and filmmaking in 2024

Man shooting with camera and the best microphone for vlogging and filmmaking
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The best microphone for vlogging will instantly lift the quality of your audio compared with your camera's on-board mic. That's okay for home movies, of course, but if you want to stream to an audience, you'll need a decent mic that provides the level of quality they expect. 

Nothing screams 'amateur' more than poor quality sound. So if you want to be taken seriously as a vlogger or filmmaking, you need a good mic. In this article, we gather together the top buys, covering a number of different styles. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.

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