S-Mic 3S

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Quick Look

When capturing pristine audio is paramount, the S-Mic 3S delivers what film and TV industry sound mixers need. Engineered to capture exceptional performance in even the most demanding conditions, this microphone sets a new standard for audio excellence.

  • Gold-plated diaphragm, better sound quality
  • Resistant against radio frequency interference
  • Ultra-low noise circuit; 15dB noise floor (A-weighted)
  • High sensitivity, less gain required
  • Smooth tone and low off-axis coloration
  • 130dB SPL
  • Aluminum alloy ultra-light body, weighing a mere 44g 

All S-Mic 3S features


Elevate your sound quality to the next level. The S-Mic 3S delivers superior audio reproduction, capturing every nuance with precision. From the deepest lows to the crispest highs, the S-Mic 3S covers the full spectrum with its 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response range.

And with a sound pressure level of 130dB, the S-Mic 3S can handle even the loudest environments, ensuring distortion-free recordings.

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Supercardioid Pickup Pattern

Minimize unwanted background noise with a remarkable -12dB off-axis suppression, keeping your audio focused on what matters most. Enjoy a smooth tone and minimal off-axis coloration, allowing you to capture sound with true fidelity and authenticity.
With its high sensitivity, the S-Mic 3S requires less gain, reducing the risk of distortion and ensuring your audio maintains its pristine quality. Furthermore, the S-Mic 3S boasts a remarkable 15dB noise floor (A-weighted) for pristine audio in every recording.

World's Lightest Shotgun

The S-Mic 3S is 50% lighter than our previous short shotgun.

Infact, it's the lightest XLR shotgun microphone in the world!

Crafted from durable aluminum alloy, the S-Mic 3S weighs a mere 44g, making it easy to handle and mount without adding unnecessary bulk to your equipment. The S-Mic 3S' body was also designed to suppress radio frequency interference, ensuring clear audio.

Moisture Resistant Design

Conquer humid shooting locations with confidence. The S-Mic 3 is engineered to withstand moisture, ensuring your audio remains crystal clear even in challenging environments. Whether you're working on a blockbuster movie, TV series, or a gripping documentary, the S-Mic 3 is your reliable partner for outstanding sound recording.

Improving on a flagship


Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Frequency Range50Hz ~ 20kHz
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Max SPL130 dB SPL
Off Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
9 dB at 120°
>12 dB at 180°
THD< 0.5%
Load Impedance800 Ohms
Sensitivity-32±2dB re 1V/PA @ 1 kHz
Output Connector3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption1.5mA
Operating VoltageP 24V or P 48V
Operating Temperature14 to 158°F / -10.00 to 70.00°C
Length5.8″ / 148 mm
Diameter0.75″ / 19 mm
Weight0.09 lbs / 44g


Is the S-Mic 3S better than the S-Mic 2S?

The S-Mic 3S improves on elements from the original S-Mic 2S, just as the S-Mic 2S improved upon the original Deity Shotgun.

What is the frequency response of the S-Mic 3S?

The frequency response is 50Hz~20kHz.

What colors does the S-Mic 3S come in?

You can get the S-Mic 3S in any color you want as long as the color you want is black.

I plugged my S-Mic 3S into my camera's 3.5mm jack using an XLR to 3.5mm cable, why isn't it working?

The S-Mic 3S, along with the rest of Deity’s 3-series XLR microphones, requires 24~48V phantom power to operate. A camera using a 3.5mm jack for audio does not supply 48V to the microphone. You would be better served using the V-Mic D4 or V-Mic D4 Mini with your camera.

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