Azden SMX-30 Powered Stereo/Mono Switchable On-Camera Shotgun Microphone

The SMX-30 is Azden's top spec on-camera shotgun microphone for DSLR and video cameras. The SMX-30 contains two microphones, one stereo microphone with 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements, and one mono microphone with a super-cardioid polar pattern.
  • Stereo and mono recording modes
  • Level adjustment: -10dB, 0dB, +20dB
  • +20dB gain booster alleviates noise produced by low-quality camera preamps
  • -10dB pad for loud sound environments
  • Low-cut filter selectable at 120Hz, 3dB/octave
  • Operates on (2) AA batteries
  • Low noise, high sensitivity, wide frequency response
  • Custom, detachable foam windscreen
  • Integrated shock-absorbing shoe-mount with 1/4”-20 thread
  • Battery indicator LED light
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
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R5,695.00
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Switchable stereo or mono recording

If you only have the budget to buy one microphone for your camera, why should you have to choose between mono or stereo? The SMX-30 is stereo/mono switchable, so you don’t have to.
Housed inside an innovative casing, the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements spaced apart at a 120º angle for capturing a natural sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and is equipped with the same high-quality element as Azden’s SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast quality sound.


Gain control

The audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited, if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. That’s why Azden designed the SMX-30 with a +20dB gain booster; so you can get a strong, clean audio signal into your camera, minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp. Also included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.


Frequency response

The SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40Hz to 20kHz, so the audio you capture will sound full and natural. Additionally, a low-cut filter switch is included for reducing the level of low frequencies below 120Hz, which is especially useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners, wind and traffic.


Powered by two AA batteries

The SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries; a lower cost option than the 9V battery that is used in some competitor microphones. The SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when it’s time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning. Maximize battery life by using the unique “Auto” power setting. When set to Auto, the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in “Auto” mode.


Integrated shock absorbing shoe mount with 1/4"-20 thread

Integrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom made, shock absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera motor and handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with a ¼”-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories.



  • Azden SMX-30 Stereo-/Mono-Switchable Video Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Carry Pouch
Polar Pattern: Mono: Super-Cardioid
Stereo: Cardioid (120º)
Freq Resp: 40Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -36dB @ 1kHz
Dyn Range: 118dB
S/N Ratio: 82dB, 1kHz@1Pa
Max Input Level: 130dB SPL (1kHz@ 1% T.H.D.)
Max Output Level: +6.2dBu
Output Imp: 50Ω
Power Req: AA batteries x2
Output Conn: 3.5mm Stereo mini plug
Power Switch: Off, Battery, Auto
Gain Control: -10dB, 0dB, +20dB
LCF: 120Hz, 3dB/octave
Dims: 47mm x 107mm x 145mm
Weight: 145g
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