Sony has introduced a brand new vlogging microphone that makes use of the MI multi-interface sizzling shoe connection on Sony mirrorless cameras. The ECM-G1 Vlogger Shotgun microphone suits within the palm and Sony this makes the G1 the smallest and lightest mannequin within the class.
The ECM-G1 is designed for the human voice, with a set super-cardioid polar sample by a big, 14.6mm electret-condenser capsule. Sony says that the audio high quality of the G1 is phenomenal, without having for beamforming or adjustable pickup patterns.
This design focuses on a slender audio vary immediately in entrance of the microphone. It was primarily designed for vlogging and social media content material like TikTok and Instagram, the place the shooter could seemingly even be the topic within the video.
With an total size of beneath two inches and a weight of 1.2 ounces, the compact G1 can keep hooked up to a digicam on a regular basis, offering for a lot better audio high quality than the digicam’s built-in microphone.
The light-weight additionally implies that the G1 can be utilized on a digicam that has been hooked up to a gimbal, with out having to labor to rebalance it.
The ECM-G1 comes with a lifeless cat windshield to scale back wind and air noise and has a built-in antivibration mount design to scale back noise generated by digicam shake or from the mechanical sizzling shoe connection.
The G1 is designed to function cable free, with the Sony MI multi interface offering a digital connection that gives not solely phantom energy from the digicam’s battery but additionally eliminates audio background noise from an analog plugged connection.
Different DSLR and mirrorless digicam customers can even use the G1 because of the three.5mm microphone out port for an analog audio cable.
The connection is not going to be cable-free, however the G1 supplies its personal inner energy and can be utilized on a greater variety of cameras, even smartphones.
Although Sony creatives can use the G1 with out cables to file digital audio immediately by the MI interface, different DSLR and mirrorless digicam customers can use the G1 because of the three.5mm microphone out the plug and an audio cable.
The connection can be analog and never cable-free, however the assist is there for a greater variety of digicam connections, together with even a smartphone
The retail worth of the ECM-G1 is $149.99, which is fairly aggressive with standard exterior microphones on the market by RODE and different model names.
- Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Digital camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone (B&H)