How Pro is the sE Electronics ProMic Laser dSLR video mic?

ProMic Laser

If you plan on shooting video with a dSLR, prepare yourself for tin sound recordings unless you’re using an external mic and preferably audio recorder too, and even then many offerings just don’t cut it. Of course there is the Røde Videomic Pro, which is inexpensive enough. But a major studio microphone builder’s first foray into the video microphone market could rattle its cage. Enter the sE Electronics ProMic Laser back-electret condenser super-cardioid microphone.