Sony Digital Shotgun Microphone ECM-M1

Item # SNECMM1 (Part # ECM-M1)
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Item Description:
  • Beamforming technology employs four mic capsules
  • Versatile selection of eight audio recording modes
  • Simple and easy controls with rear dial
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Sony Warranty
  • ECM-M1

    ECM-M1 completely redefines shotgun microphone performance with beamforming *8 technology that provides the world’s first*¹ eight dial-selectable audio recording modes in a compact microphone with outstanding versatility and audio quality. ECM-M1 easily achieves optimum sound quality in various video shooting situations.

    Product Highlights:

    - Beamforming technology employs four mic capsules

    - Versatile selection of eight audio recording modes

    - Simple and easy controls of recording modes with the dial on the rear

    - Advanced digital signal processing and the digital audio interface for high-quality audio

    - Digital noise cut filter for clear sound, and low-cut filter for reducing noise

    - Compact size and lightweight for great shooting freedom and mobility

    - Supplied wind screen for reducing wind noise

    - Omni-directional backup safety recording on channels 3 and 4

    - Multi Interface Shoe support for battery-free + cable-free operation

    - Dust and moisture resistant design for reliable operation

    Product Features:

    Eight audio recording modes

    Beamforming technology combines four discrete microphone capsules with precision algorithms to maximize pickup sensitivity in the desired directions while reducing it in others. The result is an incredibly compact and versatile microphone with high performance even in challenging audio environments.

    Simple controls for easy setting and operation

    Simply turning a dial on the rear of the microphone allows easy, intuitive selection of pickup patterns, and a lock button in the center prevents accidental changes. Other controls are also straightforward and easy to understand and operate.

    Digital noise cut filter for clear sound

    The ECM-M1 features a complete digital pathway, from beamforming control, to noise filtering and interfacing with the camera. The result is the clearest sound possible, for everything you capture.

    Digital audio interface

    The digital audio interface offers an all-digital signal path from microphone to camera, avoiding the noise and distortion associated with analogue transmission, and retaining the full benefit of the digital signal processing in the microphone.

    Mechanical noise suppression

    A design that dampens shock and vibration effectively minimizes low-frequency mechanical noise.

    The absence of connecting cables also means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors.

    Windscreen supplied

    The ECM-M1 is supplied with an effective fur-type wind screen, easily detachable, that can reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors.

    New compact, lightweight design

    With four mic capsules arranged in a rhombic pattern plus beamforming technology to control directivity, this advanced microphone is remarkably compact and lightweight. It is just 64.4 x 40.0 x 72.2 mm in size and weighs a mere 65 grams.

    Shooting freedom and mobility

    The small size of ECM-M1 keeps the overall system compact for maximum shooting freedom and mobility. It can also be easily added to gimbal or grip mounted rigs and won’t extend into the frame with a wide-angle lens. Minimum rear extension means that the microphone won’t block the user’s face, allowing unrestricted access to the camera viewfinder.

    Multi Interface (MI) Shoe support for extensive shooting freedom

    Multi Interface (MI) Shoe support allows the microphone to be connected to the camera without additional batteries or cables. Power is supplied to the microphone from the camera, eliminating the need to charge and monitor a separate battery. And because no cable is required, the camera’s vari-angle LCD monitor can be used in any position without interference.

    Backup safety recording

    4-channel recording with compatible camera, with channels 3 and 4 ideally suited to making backup “safety” recordings. Channels 3 and 4 record safety tracks in omnidirectional mode (fixed for channel 3, and -20 dB*4 fixed for channel 4) while the main audio is recorded to channels 1 and 2 using the selected directivity pattern.

    Easy operability

    Comprehensive, clearly marked controls make it easy to adjust and confirm all microphone settings.

    Dust and moisture resistant design

    The ECM-M1 features a dust and moisture resistant design that allows reliable operation in challenging outdoor conditions.

    Product Specifications:

    Intended Sound Source Speech/Voice-Over, Dialogue
    Sound Field Mono, Stereo
    Capsule x Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Multi-Directional, Omnidirectional, Supercardioid, Unidirectional
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Tone Adjustment Low Cut
    Gain Adjustment 0 dB to 20 dB
    On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, LF, Polar Pattern
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL
    Sensitivity -20 dBFS at 1 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 14 dB SPL
    USB + Digital Output 1 x Sony Multi Interface Shoe (on Mic)
    Headphone Output None
    Wireless None
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Digital Signal Processing Noise Reduction
    Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
    Dimensions SpH: 2.8 x W: 1.6 x L: 2.5" / H: 72.2 x W: 40 x L: 64.4 mmecData4
    Weight 2.3 oz / 65 g (Microphone)
    Warranty Sony 1-Year Warranty
    Sony Digital Shotgun Microphone ECM-M1
    Fur-type Windscreen
    MI Shoe Cap
    Carrying Bag
    Sony 1-Year Warranty
    This Kit Includes: