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Sony ECM-W1M Wireless Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe

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Sony ECM-W1M Wireless Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe
Key Features
  • Bluetooth Wireless Microphone System
  • Wireless Range of up to 100'
  • Two-Way Communication Possible
  • Headphone Out on Receiver & Transmitter
The Sony ECM-W1M Wireless Microphone is designed specifically for Sony cameras and camcorders that feature the proprietary Multi-Interface Shoe. The microphone comprises two components: a transmitter and a receiver. They communicate wirelessly with each other using Bluetooth technology and feature a range of up to 100', depending on conditions. With the receiver attached to your camera it is still possible to capture additional audio using the camera's built-in microphone. In addition, audio picked up by the camera can be relayed back to the transmitter. The transmitter features a headphone jack that allows the camera operator to communicate with the person wearing the transmitter by speaking into the camera's microphone. There is also a headphone jack on the receiver so that the camera operator can monitor audio even if the camera itself doesn't provide a headphone out of its own. Finally, the transmitter features a 3.5mm mic input allowing you to use a third-party microphone rather than the built-in one.
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Sony ECM-W1M Overview

The Sony ECM-W1M Wireless Microphone is designed specifically for Sony cameras and camcorders that feature the proprietary Multi-Interface Shoe. The microphone comprises two components: a transmitter and a receiver. They communicate wirelessly with each other using Bluetooth technology and feature a range of up to 100', depending on conditions. With the receiver attached to your camera it is still possible to capture additional audio using the camera's built-in microphone. In addition, audio picked up by the camera can be relayed back to the transmitter. The transmitter features a headphone jack that allows the camera operator to communicate with the person wearing the transmitter by speaking into the camera's microphone. There is also a headphone jack on the receiver so that the camera operator can monitor audio even if the camera itself doesn't provide a headphone out of its own. Finally, the transmitter features a 3.5mm mic input allowing you to use a third-party microphone rather than the built-in one.

The transmitter can either clip on your belt, or be worn using the included elastic arm band
Includes windscreen to help reduce wind noise when filming outdoors
Includes two earphones for monitoring audio and a pouch to store everything in
For Sony cameras and camcorders with Multi-Interface Shoe
Transmitter powers from a single AAA battery; receiver power directly from the camera
Corresponds to "5.1-channel Center Mic" mode
UPC: 027242873353

Sony ECM-W1M Specs

CompatibilityReceiver: Sony cameras and camcorders with Multi-Interface Shoe
CapsuleMonaural electret condenser
Pick-up PatternNon-directional
Frequency Response300 Hz to 9 kHz
Wireless InterfaceBluetooth - interoperability with other Bluetooth products is not guaranteed
Wireless RangeUp to 100' / 30 m - depends on conditions
ConnectivityTransmitter: 1 x 3.5 mm mini headphone jack
1 x 3.5 mm microphone input

Receiver: 1 x 3.5 mm mini headphone jack
Power SourceTransmitter: 1 x AAA battery
Receiver: Power from Multi-Interface Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
DimensionsTransmitter: 0.7 x 2.6 x 1.2" / 19 x 66 x 30 mm
Receiver: 1.1 x 1.5 x 1.1" / 27 x 38 x 29 mm
WeightTransmitter: 0.7 oz / 19 g
Receiver: 0.6 oz / 17 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.95 x 2.6"

Sony ECM-W1M Reviews

Great Microphone ..!

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

Outstanding unit

Works well in my tests

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-10

I have only tested this mic and have not had a chance to use in on an actual shoot. I have worked with wireless mics before and was not happy. I decided to try this one. I tested it using its built in mic as well as a lavaliere mic and the results were more than acceptable. Mind you, I am strictly an amateur at this but I do want good quality sound and images when I am done. I think this will work nicely for me.

Question

By Clsartori
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-17

Can I pair with my cellphone? I think this are bluetooth equipment, for this issue I ask

The sound is perfect!

By Jhoan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-26

All was perfect!

Piece of Junk

By Shaun
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-15

The audio quality of this microphone is completely unusable. The hissing noise is so overwhelming that you cannot focus on the person speaking. Unfortunately, I did not keep the original packaging, so B&H will not allow me to return the unit. Now I’m stuck with a $160 paperweight. Lesson learned...never again.

Don't buy it!

By Kyle
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-31

This is worthless. It cuts out like no other. The audio tends to peak even after you have set the levels on the unit. I wish I had opened this before the 30 days was up because I would have sent it back. Huge waste of money.

Broken switch

By Justin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-06

Like several other users, the microphone arrived with the switch on the receiver broken. The only way to change recording modes is to pry off the switch and use a toothpick to move the selection tab inside the receiver. This is clearly a manufacture flaw, not a problem with B&H shipping. The package arrived in perfect condition, it's just the broken switch. I need the microphone immediately, so I won't be returning it and dealing with international shipping and customs. I'll just have to use the toothpick. I'm disappointed in Sony for selling a flawed product. To the devices credit, it does allow me to record audio from the wireless mic and the on-camera microphones simultaneously on separate tracks, which I can then edit individually in post. That is the main purpose of this mic for me as I record our Sunday worship services and this allows me to record singing from the center of the room and the speaker up front at the same time without using two different mics and recorders I would then have to sync. A broken switch doesn't really affect me in this cas. Outside of that scenario, I would not recommend this mic. Get a rode wireless Go, or even the Go II for much more versatile uses and better sound and wireless connectivity.

Did not like.

By ariel
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-03

a little delay, no option of manual adjustments, very noisy and with some lav mics the noise increases even more. The advantage is its compact size, the receiver direct conect on my camera ( no cables and no battery). But at the end of the day what matters is the audio quality. Result: it is forgotten in my drawer.

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question

Just purchased the Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder. It has multi inter face shoe so I purchased the ECM-W1M > Camera says it's not compatible! Seems like it should work. Any ideas why not?? Thanks much!
Asked by: James S.
Each of my Sony cameras and camcorders indicated incompatibility the first time I tried it, but I found that it worked each time after that.
Answered by: Alan H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does this work with Sony Nex 6? Not the Alpha line but the Nex. Thanks,Shawn
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Sony ECM-W1M will work with the Sony NEX 6.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does the sony XH-A1 camcorder have the multi-interface shoe? thanks
Asked by: dave b.
The Canon XH-A1 does not have a multi-interface shoe so the ECMW1M will not be compatible.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Is this compatible with Sony A7s iii?

Is this compatible with Sony A7s iii?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes this would be compatible with a A7S III
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-12-13

For additional versatility, I wonder if the ...

For additional versatility, I wonder if the Bluetooth transmitter could go directly to a Smartphone without using the MI receiver?
Asked by: Randy
Don’t believe so because the hot shoe connection is what feeds the audio into the camera. Unaware of a way to connect the transmitter to a phone’s Bluetooth connection.
Answered by: Carson
Date published: 2020-12-10

Does this work with Sony A7r4?

Does this work with Sony A7r4?
Asked by: Jim
Yes, this mic system is compatible with the A7R4.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-03

question

Any advice on compatibility with Sony AX-100 while also running Shotgun mic connected to AX-100 with 3.5mm input? Will it record from both mics and if so what settings should I use on the camera and the ECM-W1M receiver?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sony states that you cannot use both the ECM-W1M wireless microphone with a shotgun microphone connected to the camera at the same time. Sony suggests to connect the ECM-W1M wireless microphone to the camera and connect the shotgun microphone to the wireless microphone using the 1/8 (3.5) miniphone input terminal. They state to please check the operating instructions included with the ECM-W1M wireless microphone regarding how to connect an external microphone to the ECM-W1M. They state for further assistance, you may contact their Live-assist Chat at <a href= http://www.docs.sony.com/startchat.asp?modelnum=&region_id=1&chat=1 target= _blank >http://www.docs.sony.com/startchat.asp?modelnum=&region_id=1&chat=1</a> or you may contact the Alpha Phone Support for futher assistance at 1-888-222-7669 (while waiting for the Alpha voice prompts).
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does the Sony ECM W1M Wireless Mic work with Sony nex VG 10?
Asked by: Dave C.
No, the Sony ECM-W1M Wireless Microphone for Cameras with Multi-Interface Shoe is not compatible for use with the Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam Camcorder, which does not have a Sony Multi-Interface hot shoe. The camera only has a cold shoe and would be incompatible for use with the wireless microphone listed above.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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