Capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone. With low handling noise, the ability to endure loud sound sources before distortion, and support for battery or phantom power, the NTG2 offers a versatile, cost-effective solution for recording clean dialogue and sound effects.

The NTG2's elevated sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG2 delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing selectable low-cut filter. The durable and lightweight high-grade aluminum housing is finished in hard-wearing epoxy paint to withstand the stress of location recording.


Quality Sound Capture

The combination of the NTG2's 11" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused front-facing directionality and enhanced attenuation of sound entering from the sides. Its low self-noise of 18 dBA and sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.


Battery or Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and operability with 48V phantom power or a single AA battery, the NTG2 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on cameras and camcorders.


Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The NTG2 includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the NTG2 in the Rode SM4-R shockmount or Rode PG2-R pistol grip (both available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations in boompole or handheld applications.


Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The NTG2 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rode Blimp furry windshield and shockmount suspension system (available separately).

Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone

SKU: Rode NTG2
  • Key Features

    • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
    • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
    • Selectable 80 Hz Low-Cut Filter
    • Low Handling Noise
    • High Maximum SPL Before Distortion
    • Slight Presence Boost
    • Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
    • Lightweight Metal Housing
  • Microphone

    Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Line Gradient
    Capsule Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.5" / 12.70 mm
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Orientation End Address
    Circuitry Solid-State (JFET)
    Pad None
    High-Pass Filter 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
    Tone Adjustment None
    Gain Adjustment None
    Indicators None
    On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter
    Windscreen Foam (Included)


    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL 131 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
    Off-Axis Rejection 14 dB at 60°
    16 dB at 120°
    12 dB at 180°
    Impedance 250 Ohms (Phantom Power)
    350 Ohms (Battery Power)
    Sensitivity -36 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
    Output Level 6.9 mV (Max)
    Dynamic Range 113 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB A-Weighted


    Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin
    Headphone Connector None


    Operating Voltage 48 V (Phantom Power)
    1.5 V (Battery Power)
    Operating Current Consumption 2 mA (Phantom Power)
    0.18 mA (Battery Power)
    Battery Type 1 x AA (Not Included)


    Color Black
    Mounting 3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
    Included Case Soft Case
    Construction Material Aluminum
    Dimensions ø: 0.87 x L: 11.02" / ø: 22 x L: 280 mm
    Weight 5.68 oz / 161 g (Microphone)