The ZOOM SGH-6 Shotgun capsule adds a professional-quality hyperdirectional (that is, highly directional) microphone to the H5 and the H6, making it the perfect audio recorder for anyone working in film, video or live theater, or for ENG (electronic news gathering) applications.
A "shotgun" is a long, cylindrical microphone which excels at picking up sounds in front of it while rejecting sounds to the sides and rear. Shotgun microphones are often used when you cannot position a microphone directly in front of a sound source. For example, if someone is speaking in front of a video camera and you don't want them to hold an interview microphone up to their mouth, the solution is to use an off-screen shotgun mic.
The SGH-6 Shotgun capsule is compatible with the Zoom H5, H6 and H8 Handy Recorders, Q8 Handy Video Recorder, U-44 Handy Audio Interface, F1, F4, F8 and F8n MultiTrack Field Recorders, as well as the ECM-3 and ECM-6 extension cables for ZOOM microphone capsules.