Excellent human voice recording
The ECM-G1 is well suited to the frequency bands of human voice characteristics, capturing vocal audio clearly and distinctly. It's ideal for shooting vlogs of product reviews and interviews.
Large-diameter microphone capsule
A larger capsule for high-quality sound. Built around a large-diameter (14.6 mm) microphone capsule, the ECM-G1 provides a high-quality audio track similar to high-end dedicated audio recorders, with clear, clean sound capture and effective noise suppression.
The ECM-G1 comes with an easily detachable wind screen that can reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors under windy conditions.
The vibration-suppressing design of the ECM-G1 helps reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise, such as when focusing or zooming. When connected via Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, the cable-free setup eliminates any possibility of cable-transmitted vibration noise.
Highly directional audio pickup
The highly directional, compact shotgun design of the ECM-G1 has a super-cardioid pickup for front-focused audio capture. This is ideal for isolating audio directly in front of the camera, ideal for vlogging, interviews and reviews.
Compact, unobtrusive design. At 1.34-inch (34mm) in length and 1.2 oz. (34g) in weight, the ECM-G1 is highly portable and ready to bring along to any shoot location. The clever design needs no dangling cables, and it stays out of the way of both the viewfinder and your framed shot even with wide-angle lenses making it ideal for tight vlogging shots.
Small enough to leave on your camera
Leave your microphone attached and ready to use at a moment's notice. The unit's light weight 1.2 oz. (34 g) provides flexibility and mobility when you're shooting so much so that there's no need to detach and reattach it between shoots. The back of the microphone won't touch your forehead when you're looking through the viewfinder, and setup is easy even with gimbals and grips.
Say goodbye to cables
Connecting the microphone via a compatible MI (Multi-Interface) Shoe means you don't have to worry about noise being transmitted mechanically through cable connections or cables getting in the way of your shot, for greater portability when shooting.
No batteries needed
When you attach the ECM-G1 to the MI (Multi-Interface) Shoe of any of Sony's compatible cameras, power is supplied directly from the camera to the microphone. This lets you handle extended shooting sessions free of concerns about the microphone battery running out.
Plays nice with other devices
You can use the ECM-G1 with any recording device, even your phone. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and cable for use on compatible recording devices and cameras that don’t have a MI Shoe.