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Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights
  • Works With Any Camcorder
  • Electret Condenser Element
  • Precision Supercardioid Directivity
  • Cold-Shoe Microphone Holder Included

The Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone delivers high directivity, signal-to-noise ratio and pristine audio results. Its lightweight unobtrusive design is ideal for long usage and the microphone is supplied with a cold-shoe shockmount mic holder and windscreen. A low-cut filter switch reduces unwanted low-end noise, and the ECM-CG50 is powered with a single AA battery, or plug-in power. The Sony ECM-CG50 delivers clear intelligible speech in noisy environments, making it an ideal choice for weddings, outdoor use, interviews and more.

Note! This mic has a mount designed for use with non-Sony cameras. For use with Sony Alpha cameras, please see the Alpha Version

High-quality shotgun type microphone for cameras and camcorder with a mic input jack
Pro-quality sound with a smooth, extended frequency response, low noise and wide dynamic range
High directional (supercardioid) response picks up dialogue and sounds from narrow regions directly in front of the camera
Supplied spacer and cold-shoe mic holder reduces operating noise from the camcorder
Powered via AA alkaline battery or plug-in power
Supplied windshield reduces wind noise
LF cut mode reduces low frequencies for clearer, more intelligible speech
Transducer Electret Condenser Microphone
Polar Pattern Cardioid (Sharp Directivity)
Frequency Response 40Hz ~ 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 80dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 18dB SPL (Average)
Maximum Input Sound Level 100dB SPL or More
Power Requirements Combination of AA alkaline dry battery and plug-in power
Size AA alkaline dry battery (sold separately)
Output Connector 1/8" (3.5mm_ gold coating L-type stereo mini plug
Sensitivity -48dB / Pa ±4dB
Dynamic Range 80dB or more
Operating Temperature Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Storage temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Dimensions 0.84 x 10.4" (2.1 x 26.4 cm)
Weight 1.8 oz (50g) with battery
Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Cold-Shoe Shockmount Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Spacer
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SonyECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.1

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (3)
      • Shooting indoors (3)
      • Shooting outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Sony ecm-cg50 Canon Rebel t2i DSLR

      Sony ecm-cg50 Shotgun Microphone Canon Rebel t2i DSLR a perfect combination. You don't need to disable AGC to get Pro sound! Just need to adjust it in your DAW! Check us out on...Read complete review

      Sony ecm-cg50 Shotgun Microphone Canon Rebel t2i DSLR a perfect combination. You don't need to disable AGC to get Pro sound! Just need to adjust it in your DAW! Check us out on YouTube to see for yourself! Thanks B&H!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Don't use this mic with Canon 7Ds

      I bought this mic largely because of its simpler, lower-profile mount, and based on Sony's reputation and the good results I'd had with the XLR short shotguns on my Sony PD 150 &...Read complete review

      I bought this mic largely because of its simpler, lower-profile mount, and based on Sony's reputation and the good results I'd had with the XLR short shotguns on my Sony PD 150 & 170s. Bad choice. I cannot speak to its performance on standard camcorders with a stero mini jack input, but it far underperforms the Rode Video Mic I use on my other Canon 7D. Signal strength of this mic is much lower than the Rode, and there is notably more background hiss because of the lower track volume. I'm returning it on Monday to trade for the Rode -- and sticking with Rode's more bulky anti-shock mount.

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      5.0

      excellent product

      By am video

      from mcallen, tx

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

        improved my audio to my movies

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        5.0

        Great for what it is

        By OldSmoke

        from Katy

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Studio
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

        I use it on my FDR-AX100 and it is a perfect match aside from the shoe interface problem but that's the camera's fault.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Excellent audio

        By Schuney

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors

          Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

          This microphone provides excellent stereo audio that is just perfect for our work as wedding videographers.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sony ecm-cg50 Canon Rebel t2i DSLR

          By DandCVideos

          from Ajax, Ontario

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

            Sony ecm-cg50 Shotgun Microphone Canon Rebel t2i DSLR a perfect combination. You don't need to disable AGC to get Pro sound! Just need to adjust it in your DAW! Check us out on YouTube to see for yourself! Thanks B&H!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice, does the job

            By Dormant

            from Trinidad

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

              I use this with a Nikon DSLR. I wanted a Sony mic because I also have a Sony recorder which can provide power to the mic. The mic works really well, and the lo-cut filter and furry thing make it better. The sound-isolating mount is quite clever and seems robust. My only complaint is that I'd have liked a carrying case or bag to protect it - I'm using the box instead.

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              4.0

              Does the job

              By Tom

              from Phoenix AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                    I use this with my HDRFX1 and will use it with a Canon 60D eventually. So far, sound capture and quality is very good. I'm getting results I wouldn't get with the onboard mics of the camcorder. The only drawback I see the mount. The mic flops around a bit more than I'd like so it may not always point where you want it.

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                    4.0

                    Good Mic-Ships With Windscreen

                    By Geoff Scott, Eng

                    from Central Idaho

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Frequency Responce
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Battery Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Audio Overdubbing
                    • Events Performance
                    • Home Movies
                    • Location
                    • Low-budget
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                    I am a professional and this Mic really makes a difference, good quality/clarity noticeable on first use. We tested in snow and you could hear the crunching of our feet and sliding sled down the hill. Only things: Remember to shut it off there is no light when on. Windscreen is good to about 12knots direct wind, slightly less from the sides. You may need to manually set your audio levels a little higher for normal use, or compensate In mixdown. I would recommend this mic. WHAT A DIFFERENCE

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Recommended!

                    By KnutB

                    from Hamar, Norway

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors

                      Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                      Costeffective, easy to use, good filters and eliminates rumble while recording.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great mic, solved all my problems.

                      By Dan

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Replacement
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                      Great for it's purpose and the low frequency cut off works well.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not good when connecting through XLR

                      By JohnnyB

                      from Delray Beach, FL

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • No Performance Improvement

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                        I needed a mic that ran on its own power, and those are few and far between - at least those that hook up directly through XLR. I bought this thinking that with an adapter, I'd be fine. But once I went through XLR into my Sony prosumer camera, the sound was barely audible. Nothing we tried worked.

                        If you're going to buy this camera, make sure you're connecting it with the cable attached for optimal audio. It seems like a nice mike if it's compatible with your gear.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great mic for the money

                        By Hazmat

                        from KC, Missouri

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Narrowing field of sound
                          • Reducing wind noise
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                          Easy to use and great quality for the dollar.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excelent Microphone ! Nice !

                          By Bric

                          from Miami FL

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                            I reccomend for everyone ! Nice !

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Don't use this mic with Canon 7Ds

                            By Dale

                            from Seattle

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                            I bought this mic largely because of its simpler, lower-profile mount, and based on Sony's reputation and the good results I'd had with the XLR short shotguns on my Sony PD 150 & 170s. Bad choice. I cannot speak to its performance on standard camcorders with a stero mini jack input, but it far underperforms the Rode Video Mic I use on my other Canon 7D. Signal strength of this mic is much lower than the Rode, and there is notably more background hiss because of the lower track volume. I'm returning it on Monday to trade for the Rode -- and sticking with Rode's more bulky anti-shock mount.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            SIMPLY Great

                            By Xicodelico's Films & Events

                            from Puerto Rico

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                              Excelent Sound AND CLEAR I do profesional work and this mic works great fo in an out jobs, great for live events (band, singers, conferences interviews and can be use as a BOOM mic in close places... the only thing to care about is the batery life, but is better use it with internal batery of cam

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Makes a difference

                              By 4lifeaddict

                              from NSW, Australia

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events

                                Comments about Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone:

                                A must have for the NEX-VG10 if you want to have any focus on sound in front of you. The inbuilt mic take almost full circle with almost same sensitivity (great in some situations but not in the most common).

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                                Batteries & Power

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                                Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

                                Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                                • You Pay: $1.23
                                 
                                Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                                • You Pay: $17.95
                                 

                                Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 6'
                                • You Pay: $3.99
                                 

                                Shockmounts

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                                Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

                                Auray -  DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
                                • You Pay: $49.95
                                 

                                Boompoles

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                                Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

                                Polsen -  SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
                                • You Pay: $139.95
                                 
                                Rode -  Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
                                • You Pay: $49.00
                                 

                                Mounting

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                                Additional brackets and rigs allow more convenient piggy-backing of devices.

                                Vello -  Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.1" Wide)
                                • You Pay: $24.90
                                 
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