High-quality sound from a large-diameter microphone capsule
Despite its overall compact size, the ECM-G1 shotgun microphone is built around a large-diameter (14.6 mm) microphone capsule, designed to provide clear sound capture while effectively suppressing noise.  Built-in microphone  PCM-D100  ECM-G1
Ideal for clear vocal pickup
The ECM-G1 is particularly suitable for picking up the frequency bands characteristic of human voices. The microphone captures voices in a clear and easily audible manner, for excellent recording of vlog monologues, interviews and conversations.
Super-cardioid characteristics for highly directional pickup
Just like larger shotgun microphones, the ECM-G1 features a super-cardioid capsule design. This focuses the audio pickup to a narrow target in front of the microphone, suppressing ambient sounds and making it perfect for vlogging and interviews.
Cable-free connection through an MI Shoe
The ECM-G1 connects to, and is directly powered from, Sony's compatible cameras via an MI (Multi Interface) Shoe. In addition to simple connectivity and portability, you’ll enjoy interference and mechanical noise-free shooting, with no need for external cable connections.
Convenient battery-free operation
The MI Shoe of compatible cameras serves to supply power directly to the microphone, so you don't have to worry about microphone batteries running out of charge midway through a shoot.
Shotgun microphone functionality in a compact package
At just XX mm in length and xx g in weight, the ECM-G1 is highly portable and ready to go wherever you're shooting. The front of the unit won't interfere with your shot even when you're using a wide-angle lens, and it can fit easily into setups that include gimbals or grips.
Supplied wind screen for outdoor shoots
The microphone comes with a wind screen that is very effective at reducing wind noise when you're shooting outdoors.
Shock and vibration suppression
The ECM-G1 incorporates a shock- and vibration-suppressing design that effectively reduces low-frequency vibration noise, including noise when zooming the lens or focusing. The cable-free setup also eliminates the possibility of vibration noise being transmitted through connector cables.