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Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe

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Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe
Key Features
  • Hot Shoe Powered Directional Microphone
  • Helps Cut Out Unwanted Background Noise
  • Two Pick-Up Pattern Choices
  • Monaural Electret Condenser Capsule
The Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone is a monaural on-camera microphone that features a hot shoe interface specifically for Sony cameras and camcorders that have the propriety Multi-Interface Shoe. The microphone is designed to help isolate the sound you want originating from the subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. It offers two setting to choose from: a "Gun" Mode which locks the microphone in a fixed pick-up pattern, and a "Zoom" Mode which dynamically adjusts the pick-up pattern in relation how much you zoom in, making the microphone pick-up angle narrower as you zoom closer - Zoom Mode requires a camera or camcorder with a zoom lens.
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Sony ECM-GZ1M Overview

The Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone is a monaural on-camera microphone that features a hot shoe interface specifically for Sony cameras and camcorders that have the propriety Multi-Interface Shoe. The microphone is designed to help isolate the sound you want originating from the subject while rejecting unwanted ambient noise. It offers two setting to choose from: a "Gun" Mode which locks the microphone in a fixed pick-up pattern, and a "Zoom" Mode which dynamically adjusts the pick-up pattern in relation how much you zoom in, making the microphone pick-up angle narrower as you zoom closer - Zoom Mode requires a camera or camcorder with a zoom lens.

Monaural, electret condenser microphone that powers directly from the camera or camcorder's hot shoe
Removable windscreen helps reduce wind noise for shooting outdoors
Compatibility
For all Sony camcorder models that feature the Multi-Interface Shoe. Note: This is not compatible with earlier camcorders that use Active Interface Shoe (AIS)
UPC: 027242876439

Sony ECM-GZ1M Specs

CapsuleMonaural electret condenser
Pick-up PatternShotgun / zoom
Frequency Response150 Hz to 15 kHz
InterfaceSony proprietary Multi-Interface Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions1.1 x 2.3 x 4.2" / 28 x 57 x 106 mm
Weight1.6 oz / 45g - main unit only
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 5.8 x 1.6"

Sony ECM-GZ1M Reviews

It is what it is...

By Jason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-29

It is small. It is a mic. It is something you can carry with you everywhere and it gets you results. For the price it is great little carry mic. Love that I don't need any cords.

No cords!

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

No cords and zooms with the camera. What's not to love?

Compact, no wire solution

By Dylan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

As stated by others, the mic could be better quality, but at this price point, makes for a solid guide track without additional wires running about.

Audio no noises !

By Rogerio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-09

Bought to use on my HX400-V and in the future in FDR-AX53. Very good buy compatible accessories with other models camera.

Steep Price For A Great Starter Mic

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-02

At the time of this review, I own the A7iii and a Rode VideoMic NTG Hybrid. A good mic but I wanted an easy, compact mic for capturing decent sound when I'm recording the baby around the house. So I bought the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact just for that purpose. While the mic is very compact and does get the job done, the shock mount is not very compact and the mic captures the slightest breath as loud wind noise, thus the bulky dead cat has to be installed at all times, and the cord keeps getting in the way of the viewfinder. The Sony ECM-GZ1M basically performs the same as the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact. The main advantage over the Rhode Ultracompact are: 1. Powered by the camera hot shoe. Takes a fraction of the time to install. So now I don't miss the moment fiddling with the flimsy side door and cord anymore. This also frees me up to remove the mic whenever I want rather than having to lug the Rhode mic around on the camera all the time so I don't miss moments installing the mic. 2. It's a 30% smaller footprint on the camera. Cons: 1. The audio record level feature is automatically disabled and set to auto mic gain when you pop this into the hot shoe. I haven't had any issues yet but it tends to be a tad on the high side, thus my audio can peak somewhat easily. 2. The price. This is almost double the price of the similarly specced and similarly performing Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact. Overall, I still prefer this over the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact due to the compatibility, ease of install, similar performance and it suits my needs better for my situation. The price still stings.

Excellent Value

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-25

I have two of these. And compared with the four AudioTechnica shotguns I have, they do a creditable job. Plus they are very small and light and need no wiring.

Very harsh audio recording.

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I am recording an acoustic guitar. The microphone is not an improvement over the camera's internal microphone.

Very harsh audio recording.

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I am recording an acoustic guitar. The microphone is not an improvement over the camera's internal microphone.

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Is thus just for Sony cameras or will this work ...

Is thus just for Sony cameras or will this work with my nikon z6?
Asked by: Christopher
The Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe is designed for use with Sony cameras that utilize Sony's proprietary "Multi-Interface Shoe" technology and is not compatible for use with cameras from other brands such as Nikon.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-04-24

I have a Sony HDR-CX900 does zoom function work ...

I have a Sony HDR-CX900 does zoom function work with it?
Asked by: Çagri
Yes, the ECM-GZ1M zoom microphone is compatible for use with the Sony HDR-CX900 camera and the zoom function does work.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-12-16

Is compatible with NEX R?

Is compatible with NEX R?
Asked by: Faisal
The Sony ECMSST1 Compact Stereo Microphone is compatible with NEX-3/NEX-5 camera models. The NEX 7 has Sony's multi-interface shoe and that is compatible with the ECM-GZ1M microphone.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-01-02

question

On a A7RII, can we ajust the audio gain with this mic on (levels) ? Thank you.
Asked by: Yvon
Yes, gain can be adjusted.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is this compatible with the RX-100 IV?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the Sony ECM-GZ1M Zoom Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe is not compatible with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2020-05-02

question

will this microphone work with Sony DCR-TRV27thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
This microphone is designed for the newer SONY multi-interface shoe and is not compatible with the older active intelligent shoe (AIS) employed by the SONY DCR-TRV27.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

What wind muff (dead cat) can I purchase to suit the Sony ECM-GZ1M?
Asked by: Natasha
There is a dead cat made by Guttman for this microphone. You may need to search to find the product
Answered by: Marvin B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

This Mic work good on a Sony DSC HX 400 V

This Mic work good on a Sony DSC HX 400 V
Asked by: Elvin V.
Hi, Elvin! Great news! This will work good with DSC HX 400 V. Regards, Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-11-22
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