Joby Wavo PRO review

The Joby Wavo Pro is a shotgun mic that can capture better quality sound than your camera’s built-in mic can produce

Joby Wavo PRO
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Joby Wavo PRO does a great job of helping a DSLR user capture better quality audio, thanks to physical features such as a wind-shield and shock mount, and software features such as Active Noise Reduction. The dedicated Joby Wavo app gives you additional control over a host of mic features (such as EQ settings) but it lets the side down by sometimes failing to connect (which loses it a star).


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    Safe channel helps a distortion-free track

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    External mic socket for additional sound input

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    Long battery life keeps you on the go

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    ANR takes the edge off handling noise

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    Wind-jammer keeps noise at bay


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    Excellent app but unreliable connectivity

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The Joby Wavo PRO takes care of the other, often forgotten, half of your video capture – the audio. When shooting with a DSLR or compact camera you’ll probably get great looking footage. However it’s unlikely that the accompanying audio will be up to scratch.

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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.