The Sony ECM-G1 is an ultracompact, camera-mount shotgun microphone optimized for vloggers and content creators. Key features include:
Large-diameter, 14.6mm mic. capsule captures clear sound
Super-cardioid pickup for front-focused audio capture
Cable-free, battery-free operation via Multi Interface Shoe
A 3.5 mm audio out jack for expanded connectivity options
Capture It All, Crystal Clear. The Sony ECM-G1 microphone is perfectly curated for content-creators and vloggers who are looking to capture clear and intelligible speech for video, and offers a highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern to focus audio capture narrowly on the subject directly in front of the camera, and help reject unwanted background sound from the sides and rear. The large 14.6mm mic capsule delivers a full-range sound, rivaling that of a dedicated professional audio recorder. Included is a furry windshield that’s easily detachable and effective with reducing wind noise for capturing crisp audio on outdoor shoots.
Connectivity, Battery, & Mounting. This mic comes with a 3.5mm audio-output jack and cable for use on compatible DSLR/mirrorless cameras and recording devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio-input jack. In this configuration, the mic runs on internal battery power, but power is supplied via the multi-interface (MI) shoe in compatible cameras, so you don’t have to worry about microphone batteries running out during a shoot. The absence of connecting cables and introduction to MI shoes means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors, and that no cable gets in the way of your shoot.
Easy to Hold, No Hassle. With a weight of only 1.2 ounces and a length of only 1.9 inches, you can leave the ultracompact ECM-G1 attached to your camera all the time, so you don’t have to sacrifice audio quality on a spur-of-the-moment take. The sleek & small design ensures the mic stays out of the way of both the viewfinder and your framed shot, even with wide-angle lenses, making it ideal for tight vlogging shots. The back of the microphone won’t touch your forehead when you’re looking through the viewfinder and setup is easy, even with gimbals and grips. This mic features a vibration-suppressing design to effectively minimize reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise—such as when focusing or zooming—which can degrade audio quality.