S-Mic 3S

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.

World's Lightest Shotgun Microphone in a wooden box

Moisture Resistant Design

Conquer humid shooting locations with confidence. The S-Mic 3S 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 3S is your reliable partner for outstanding sound recording.

W02 - Deluxe Windshield

Engineered to withstand wind speeds of up to 15 KM/H, this windshield ensures that your recordings remain clear and free from unwanted noise. The Deity W02 features an internal rubber gasket that prevents sliding, keeping your windshield secured safely to your microphone during recording sessions.

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Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Frequency Range50Hz ~ 20kHz
Equivalent Noise Level12 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 VoltagePhantom 24V or 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?

Frequency Response Chart for a Deity Shotgun Microphone

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

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




The microphone 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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