Joby Wavo Pro DS review

The Joby Wavo Pro DS is an on-camera shotgun mic with a tightly focused polar pattern, wind shield and shock mount

Joby Wavo Pro DS
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The JOBY Wavo PRO DS does a fine job of enabling a DSLR or mirrorless camera user to capture better quality audio thanks to a tightly focused polar pattern, foam wind shield and shock mount (to reduce handling noise). The option to add an audio safety track is reassuring as it helps reduce the chance of recording sound levels that are distorted. However, it's only a little cheaper than the regular Wavo Pro.


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    Safe channel captures a distortion-free track

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    Long battery life

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    Wind shield keeps noise at bay

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    Super cardiod pattern reduces background noise


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    No effective way to monitor sound levels

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    Small saving against Wavo Pro

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The Joby Wavo Pro DS tackles the other half of the video equation – audio. When shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera you’ll capture high quality 4K HD footage. However it’s unlikely that the accompanying audio will be comparably excellent . The sound captured by your camera’s built-in mic is likely to sound flat rather than full bodied. It may also suffer from handling noise as you adjust various camera knobs and dials. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.