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Sony ECM-CG50 Shotgun Microphone for NEX-VG10 and HDR-FX1000 - Black
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- Color: Black
- Compatible with: NEX-VG10 and HDR-FX1000
- Dimensions: 3.0" x 4.7" x 12.2"
- Product Weight: 13.6oz
- Product Number: ECM-CG50
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Top Customer Reviews
So far I've given this mic some light use outdoors on my Panasonic TM700, and it seems to work well. I've also tested it with my Olympus LS-10 recorder, and that seems fine too. I can't say much to the audio quality, since I've only used it for some outdoor sounds -- and I'm not a great judge -- but it certainly seems great to me. Sound levels were fine, it sounds nice to my thick ear, it's pretty directional, and in the supplied clamp handling the camera (carefully) was no problem. Only issue was the furry cat trying to get in to the tops of my wide-angle shots, which I think I can solve (see below). It definitely seems well-made.
The mic uses an AA battery for power, or can use plug-in power if the device it's plugged in to supports that. I tested it with a battery, but since both my devices supply plug-in power, that's how I'm mainly using it, and it works fine (you may have to enable plug-in power in your device's settings). It seems slightly lower level than the built-in mics on both devices, but worked fine. (The battery didn't make a difference to that.) The plug is stereo, and the sound seems to be connected to both channels.
The supplied wind muff is OK. It slides directly on over the front -- a little tight at first but it goes. It's quite lightweight, and it's just the fur, no foam, but certainly offers some protection against wind -- I was using it in very blustery conditions, and while real wind will definitely come through, it helps a fair bit if you can get some shelter. If you want to try a different muff, you'll want something that covers 108mm / 4.25" from the front at least; 120mm / 4.72" is where the switch begins.Read more ›
*Came with adapter for regular cold shoe, or Sony quick connect to the flash mount (for my camera). A fine instrument and an excellent addition to anyone who wants to reach out and hear someone.
Sound quality is better than Rode Video Mic and alike and i definitely recommend it.
This mic is pretty clear, and reduce decent amount of noises. But of course is not comparable to those $500, $800 shotgun mic. But for this price, it's worth it.
- Better sound
- Directional pick-up
- Isolation from dreaded camera focus sounds.
Pretty inexpensive for all this, in my opinion. I've used it for limited indoor recording and it has worked out well.
I did a review over on the big video site. Do a search for "Sony ECM CG50 Shotgun Microphone Review" over there if you're interested.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have a microphone in your equipment DONT BUY THIS. I have a HDR-CX260 and i bought this one to "improve" the audio quality.... Read morePublished 10 months ago by B. Melo
I bought this to pick up sound better for my Sony A65. When I remember to turn it on it works great. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Scott S.
This Sony mic has a nice sound, and considering the price it is a fairly good deal!
That being said, if you have a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), or some DSLR... Read more
This microphone works well enough. It still picks up a considerable amount of sound to the side and rear of my camera.Published 21 months ago by Dee Lonurb
Also works well with the A-35. Took it to the Amazon in Peru twice....no problems.Published 21 months ago by H. Welch