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Sony ECMSST1 Compact Stereo Microphone for NEX-3/NEX-5 Camera
- Type: Stereo Microphone
- Color: Silver
- Battery Type: N/A - runs off power source from camera body
- Dimensions: 2.9" x 2.0" x 1.1"
- Product Weight: 1.5oz
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|Package Height||1.9 x 4.6 x 7.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.2 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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This mic will sound to most people much like the original mic. However, they ARE different. This one is definitely an improvement, albeit slight. The improvements are that it rejects SOME sound from the left and right and behind. It's not magical though, it still hears things that are said off axis, but they are limited. The mics are also higher quality so they sound more natural than the camera mics.
However, if you're expecting to use this to film anything more than 5ft from the camera - it's not going to sound much better. In fact, I found that while hand-holding, this mic is worse because the shock mounts inside the microphone do not do a very good job of reducing handling noise and as a result, you get a lot of "rumbling"
So if you're looking to greatly improve audio, the answer is ALWAYS get the microphone close to the subject. Microphone quality matters little until you correct that error. For the NEX this means getting an adapter (there's a website that sells a modified version of this that you can plug a 3.5mm mic into) OR simply recording onto something like an H2n or H4 from Zoom and syncing it in post production.
If you're just trying to improve your home videos, I don't know that this will do it either.
Here's where this thing shines:
- Better scratch audio, especially in noisy environments.Read more ›
That's really too bad, because the NEX cameras can be really amazing performers.
This unit comes with a plastic clamshell type case shaped to fit the mic pretty accurately.
Once it's in, however, the sound quality is definitely superior, and it eliminates camera noises from being able to be heard in your movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a very practical shotgun mic. Even though I now use a lavalier mic and a separate recorder, I'm still using this mic on my Nex-C3k as a backup audio source.Published 1 month ago by El Shadow
Great Sony is awesome. the mic was able to pick me up in front of a waterfall 60ft from the camera, faintly but that makes the voice over easier.Published 8 months ago by ben frederick
Great microphone, make sure to tighten the microphone securely or your going to have a popping noise. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David
The stereo microphone was exactly what I needed. Would reorder from you.Published 14 months ago by scrappie