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Sony ECM-HST1 Compact Hi-Fidelity Stereo Microphone for Handycam Camcorders

by Sony
8 customer reviews

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  • Active Interface Shoe - powered and controlled through your Handycam(R) camcorder
  • High Quality Stereo Audio
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Product Description

Sony ECM-HST1 Stereo MicrophoneFor use with DCR-HC42/45/65/85, PC55, HC90, PC100 & DVD102/202/402 Camcorders.Technical Details
  • 90°/120° switchable pick-up patterns, for wide or narrow spectrum
  • For camcorders equipped with active interface shoe
  • Electret condenser microphone
  • Frequency responce: 150Hz-10kHz
  • Includes windscreen and carrying pouch

  • Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5 x 2.1 inches ; 3 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces
    • ASIN: B0009XDEP6
    • Item model number: ECM-HST1
    • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
    • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Skywise on May 21, 2008
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    I got this mic for my Sony HDR HC3 which only has a mono mic (even though there's an L and R imprinted on the built-in mic's case...)

    The mono mic is kind of low and bassy sounding and loses some of the higher end frequencies but otherwise ok.
    This mic errs on the other side. High end frequencies are recorded nicely but the lower end frequencies are attenuated.

    The stereo aspect is weak. With my stereo set to Dolby Pro-Logic most of the audio still comes out of the center channel with only extreme left and right sounds being directed to the left and right speakers and then only within a limited angle. It's better than the mono mic but it's not the "you are there" experience I was hoping for. (although this is the only stereo mic I've dealt with so I'm no position to judge if that's normal or not or if the pro-logic processing was affecting the sound. Switching to normal stereo didn't help expand the sound stage any.)

    Tape motor whine is noticeably reduced.

    It also comes with a fuzzy cover to reduce wind noise. This actually works quite well up to a point. Strong breezes will still be picked up by the mic.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CLW in OK on October 28, 2007
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    This mic works OK. It doesn't deliver the volume that I expected though. It does make the voices on your video easier to hear than without using an external mic, but not as much as you may think.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ddstsm on October 25, 2011
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    I bought this to work along with my Sony Camcorder. The built in Mic is pretty useless, and with this little add on, I'm much happier with the audio in my recordings. It comes with a windsock that works great! If you're looking to spend a little to upgrade your recorded audio, this is the mic for you.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Rosas on May 31, 2009
    I used the microphone to record my piano at home. To be honest, the difference between "with" or "without" the device is not huge. Probably for other purposes it could be more notorious. If I could tested the microphone before buying it, probably I would have thought it a little more. In my case, it is not worth for the money (USD 80 plus shipping and tax).

    Fernando (Santiago, Chile).
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