Sony Launches ECM-G1 Shotgun Microphone for Vlogging

Sony today announced the new ECM-G1 microphone for enhanced video recording through high-quality sound collection. The new Sony ECM-G1 is designed for vloggers and video content creators seeking a compact, high-quality microphone. The ECM-G1 includes a large-diameter (14.6 mm) microphone capsule that provides clear sound collection while suppressing noise, which improves the quality of video production. With ambient sound suppression and clear frontal sound collection, creators can enjoy excellent sound quality when capturing content.

The microphone’s MI Shoe support enables additional power options and cable-free operation for even greater flexibility. The power is supplied directly from the camera to the microphone – even when shooting with the vari-angle LCD monitor open horizontally. When connected via the MI (Multi Interface) shoe, the cableless design even eliminates cable-transmitted vibration noise. The ECM-G1 is highly effective in capturing clear conversation audio indoors by reducing echo pickup from walls and voice reverberation.

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The ECM-G1 is ultra-light and compact, weighing just 34 grams and measures 28.0 mm x 50.8 mm x 48.5 mm, making it easy to use anywhere, anytime. The microphone’s compact size and weight provides flexibility and mobility, even when using gimbals and grips. In addition, due to its small size, the front of the microphone remains out of the frame, even when using a wide-angle lens. Its compact form factor also allows creators to easily look through the camera viewfinder without the microphone touching their forehead.

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The new ECM-G1 includes a microphone jack and recording cable, making it compatible with a wide range of devices with a 3.5mm mic jack, giving users the ultimate flexibility for various shooting requirements. The new Sony ECM-G1 will be available in August 2022 for approximately $150.00.