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Sony ECM-CG60 Shotgun Microphone

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Sony ECM-CG60 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Suitable for Video Cameras and DSLRs
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Runs on AA Battery or Plug-In Power
The ECM-CG60 from Sony is a pro-quality supercardioid, electret- condenser, monaural shotgun microphone that can be used to capture audio in several environments for devices such as video cameras, DSLRs, camcorders, and more.
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Sony ECM-CG60 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Pro-Quality Performance
  • 3Wide Compatibility
  • 4More Audio and Less Noise
  • 5Normal or Low Cut

The ECM-CG60 from Sony is a pro-quality supercardioid, electret- condenser, monaural shotgun microphone that can be used to capture audio in several environments for devices such as video cameras, DSLRs, camcorders, and more.

Some of the features for the ECM-CG60 are that it is designed to improve sound collection within areas of narrow range to pick up targeted sound. For instance, there is a low cut filter that reduces unwanted noise. Also, there is a switch that can select between Norm for picking up natural sound within low-to-high tone ranges, or Low Cut for effectively cutting low tone to reduce wind noise and noise from vibration and air conditioners.

In addition, the ECM-CG60 is powered by an AA alkaline battery, or it can be powered by the mic input jack (plug-in power) on your camera. This mic is built for pro-quality cameras and camcorders equipped with a 3.5mm mic input jack and easily attaches to your industry standard cold shoe.

Pro-Quality Performance
Enjoy natural, smooth sound quality with an extended frequency response, low noise, and wide dynamic range. The ECM-CG60 is convenient for shooting movies with compact cameras, camcorders, and interchangeable-lens cameras without entering the frame
Wide Compatibility
Built for cameras and camcorders that use a 3.5mm mini audio input jack, this microphone is also supplied with a shoe adaptor that attaches directly to your camera or camcorder's standard accessory shoe
More Audio and Less Noise
Enjoy far better results than your camera or camcorder's built-in microphone. The low cut mode reduces unwanted low frequencies, while the mounting isolator cuts distracting mechanical noise from the camera and lens. There's also a supplied windshield that reduces noise in gusty conditions outdoors
Normal or Low Cut
The ECM-CG60 features a convenient switch which can select between NORM for picking up natural sound within low-to-high tone range or LOW CUT for effectively cutting low tones to reduce wind noise and noise from vibration and air conditioners

Sony ECM-CG60 Specs

Type
Electret Condenser
Power Supply
AA alkaline or plug-in power
Power Consumption
Approx. 0.5 mW
Operating Time
Continuous: 400 hours or more
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity
48 dB/Pa ±4 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio
18 dB spl. average
Max Input Sound Level (SPL)
100 dB
Dynamic Range
80 dB
Output Jack
3.5 gold coating L type stereo mini-plug
Cable Length
13 7/8" (35 cm)
Dimensions
8.5 x 0.83" (217 x 21 mm)
Weight
2.7 oz (77 g) excluding battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.15 x 4.85 x 2.9"

Sony ECM-CG60 Reviews

Picks Up Cell Phone Feedback

By Justin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-23

It does pick up great sound however the fact that it also picks up cell phone signal feedback makes it unusable. Could also do with a longer cable. I would only use this in a controlled environment.

Good sound, build quality, value

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-25

Good build quality, good sound quality. Provides much better quality sound than using just the built in microphones on a DSLR or prosumer camcorder - BUT - it is a mono microphone, you may miss the spatial presentation of stereo. Excellent for what it is, good value for the money. Expect it to take hard use for years.

Loud And Proud

By Brapp Junior
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-29

I use the mic with my Sony FDR-AX33 camcorder. I shoot motocross and other action sports and it works great. Im shooting around loud motorcycles all the time but the mic never fails to pick up the sounds I need. Very pleased.

Good for my camera

By Levent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-14

I tried all microphone positions. I am using Sony RX10 M2. Normal position a little noisy, but when the wind shield is used quite successfully Body structure have a high quality. I fix one or two incorrect information in the meantime !! First, using AAA battery. secondly, total weight 218 g, including battery microphone and stand..

Nice compact and affordable mic

By CCountry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-08

Really nice and compact. Works well in the wind.

Good for it's price

By Logan VII
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-25

I use it to record people I interview. The microphone is good, but it records a lot of noise not just the person speaking, even if you turn it to low cut. I still have to do more test with it, but so far it's just ok. If you are looking for a GOOD boom, this is not it. I you just want to have better sound on your family videos, this will work.

bad audio sound

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-21

hot shoe did not fit camera

Just Ok

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-11

I have to buy an adapter to mount it on my Sony AX100 camcorder, and the sound doesn't make much difference with the build-in mic.

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question

Would an a7s require a battery to be used in this mic?
Asked by: Anonymous
The A7S mic input will power the mic.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is ti compatible with Sony FX3?

Is ti compatible with Sony FX3?
Asked by: Claudia
Yes this mic will work with Sony FX3 via the 3.5mm on the camera you can either put in a AA battery on mic so that mic powers up on its own or if preffer no battery on mic, just plug mic into FX3 3.5mm mic input and the camera will supply power to the mic but keep in mind that this way will reduce battery life on camera, I suggest AA battery on mic.
Answered by: Raul M
Date published: 2021-09-09

Will this be compatible with the Sony HDR-UX5 ...

Will this be compatible with the Sony HDR-UX5 camcorder?
Asked by: Tom
This shotgun mic is compatible with the Sony Alpha a77 II DSLR camera, and the included mic holder has a standard cold shoe to attach to the top of the camera.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-23

question

Is This Mic Compatable With The Multi Interface Shoe On The Sony HDR-CX 900?
Asked by: Danny
The mic will fit on a multi Interface shoe. The electronic connection is from the mic jack some Sony cameras do not have a mic jack so you need to make sure the camera you have does.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is this compatible with the Sony a6000?
Asked by: Rebecca O.
This microphone is not compatible with the Sony A6000.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is it compatible with the Sony NEX-7?
Asked by: Geoffrey B.
Yes, that camera has a standard mini entrance: The NEX-7 also provides for recording via an external stereo microphone, attached via a standard microphone jack located under a rubber flap on the camera's left-hand side. For videographers interested in maximizing audio quality without resorting to a separate audio recorder (and switching audio tracks in post processing), that's a huge improvement from past NEX-models, which offered no standard mic connectivity, and could only accept a small, proprietary shoe-mount stereo microphone. You can read all about it in the imaging-resource site.
Answered by: Rolando Jose R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will this microphone work with the Sony HDR-PJ760?
Asked by: Sam C.
The PJ760V has a mic jack so it should work.
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will the Sony A6500 power the ECM-CG60? When I have it attached and plugged into the A6500 and turn on the mic switch, the power indicator on the microphone does NOT light up. Does this mean I need to insert a AAA battery?
Asked by: Jeffrey
No the A6500 does not power the ECMCG60. It needs a battery.
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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