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Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone

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Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Content Creator, Podcaster, Videographer
  • For Sony Cameras with MI Shoe
  • Advanced Beamforming Technology
  • Super/Uni/Omni Pickup Patterns
Capture crystal-clear speech, interviews, ambience, or nature sounds with the Sony ECM-B10, a camera-mount digital shotgun microphone designed for on-the-go content creators, podcasters, and videographers using Sony cameras equipped with the Multi Interface Shoe (MI). Combining digital signal processing with advanced beamforming technology, the mic delivers superdirectional performance in a remarkably compact package that provides flexibility and mobility, even in gimbal and grip-mounted shots. The ECM-B10 offers three types of pickup patterns in a single mic. For selfies and interviews, use the superdirectional pattern to tightly focus audio capture on a single subject directly in front of the camera. Switch to the unidirectional pattern for a wider shot or if you have two subjects on camera. The omnidirectional setting captures audio in a 360° field around the mic, making it a smart choice to pick up environmental sounds and voices from behind the camera.
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Sony ECM-B10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4High-Quality Recording and Digital Transmission to Your Camera
  • 5Advanced Beamforming Technology
  • 6Your Choice of Three Pickup Patterns
  • 7Superdirectional: Focused Front Area
  • 8Unidirectional: Wide Frontal Range
  • 9Omnidirectional : Sound from Any Direction
  • 10Noise Filters, Auto-Level, Pad Controls on Intuitive, Easily Visible Rear Panel
  • 11Compact and Portable Mic
  • 12Cable-Free Connection
  • 13Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise
  • 14Dust- and Moisture-Resistant Design
  • 15Battery-Free Operation
  • 16Supplied Windscreen
  • 17ECM-B10 Highlights
Capture crystal-clear speech, interviews, ambience, or nature sounds with the Sony ECM-B10, a camera-mount digital shotgun microphone designed for on-the-go content creators, podcasters, and videographers using Sony cameras equipped with the Multi Interface Shoe (MI). Combining digital signal processing with advanced beamforming technology, the mic delivers superdirectional performance in a remarkably compact package that provides flexibility and mobility, even in gimbal and grip-mounted shots. The ECM-B10 offers three types of pickup patterns in a single mic. For selfies and interviews, use the superdirectional pattern to tightly focus audio capture on a single subject directly in front of the camera. Switch to the unidirectional pattern for a wider shot or if you have two subjects on camera. The omnidirectional setting captures audio in a 360° field around the mic, making it a smart choice to pick up environmental sounds and voices from behind the camera.
High-Quality Recording and Digital Transmission to Your Camera
The ECM-B10 converts analog sound to digital within the microphone body and performs digital signal processing using Sony's unique algorithms—enabling three directional pickup patterns as well as noise reduction. In-body digital conversion also helps to reduce noise inside the microphone.

Direct digital audio transmission to the camera eliminates signal degradation, supplying pristine in-camera audio recordings without the noise and hiss common to analog preamps found in many cameras.

A simple Digital/Analog switch also provides compatibility with a wide range of cameras using an analog interface. The ECM-B10 is compatible with a7R IV, a7C, ZVE10 cameras and other Sony products with MI (Multi-interface shoe) that support digital audio.

Advanced Beamforming Technology
The ECM-B1M is equipped with four high-performance mic capsules. Digital signal processing using beamforming technology achieves high-quality audio with three switchable directivities, providing three microphones in one, including superdirectivity.
Your Choice of Three Pickup Patterns
Choose the most suitable pickup pattern with an easy-to-reach, three-way switch on the rear panel of the microphone. Quickly switch back and forth among the three pickup patterns, giving you the flexibility to adapt to your shooting requirements.
Superdirectional: Focused Front Area
Ideal for selfies or interviews, the superdirectional pattern collects sound from a focused area in front of the microphone, effectively suppressing sounds from off-axis and behind the camera.
Unidirectional: Wide Frontal Range
Perfect for multiperson conversations, the unidirectional pattern captures sound from a wide field in front of the microphone, while minimizing pickup from behind.
Omnidirectional : Sound from Any Direction
The omnidirectional pattern picks up audio equally from all directions, useful for recording environmental sounds or the voice of the camera operator.
Noise Filters, Auto-Level, Pad Controls on Intuitive, Easily Visible Rear Panel
Controls for pickup pattern and other functions are easy to reach on the rear panel and visible at a glance for quick adjustments during shooting.

The ECM-B10's noise-cut filter and low-cut filter are very effective at reducing extraneous ambient noises and cutting out low-frequency noise through the use of digital signal processing algorithms, maximizing audio quality at the recording stage and reducing the need for complex post-processing.

Auto level control and a variable pad (-20, -10, 0 dB) makes it easy to set optimum recording levels.

Compact and Portable Mic
Even at only 3.1" in length, the ECM-B10 offers impressive directional audio capture. Its small size gives you plenty of clearance for wide-angle lenses, viewfinder use, and gimbals.
Cable-Free Connection
No cables are required for connection to a wide range of Sony cameras equipped with an MI shoe. The absence of connecting cables means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors.
Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise
The ECM-B10 features an advanced shock- and vibration-suppressing design to effectively minimize low-frequency or handling noise, which can degrade audio quality.
Dust- and Moisture-Resistant Design
Complementing similarly dust- and moisture-resistant cameras, the ECM-B10 designed for worry-free outdoor shooting.
Battery-Free Operation
Power is supplied via the MI shoe in compatible cameras, so you don't have to worry about microphone batteries running out during a shoot.
Supplied Windscreen
The ECM-B10 comes with a furry windshield that's easily detachable and effective with reducing wind noise for capturing crisp audio on outdoor shoots.
ECM-B10 Highlights
  • Digital signal processing using beamforming technology
  • Compact, lightweight, and portable at only 3.1" in length
  • Three selectable pickup patterns; Super/Uni/Omnidirectional
  • Auto Level function
  • Highly efficient noise filters: Noise Cut and Low Cut
  • MI (Multi-Interface) Shoe requires no batteries or cables
  • Digital/Analog switch for compatibility with a wide range of Sony cameras
  • Direct control with the intuitive, easily visible rear panel
  • Noise suppression contributes to high-quality audio
  • Supplied furry windscreen to reduce wind noise
  • Designed to suppress vibration and mechanical noise
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Sony ECM-B10 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional / Supercardioid / Unidirectional
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, LF, Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Analog Output
No
USB/Digital Output
1x Unspecified Interface (on Mic)
Power Sources
Intelligent Hot Shoe
Microphone
Primary Applications
Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional / Supercardioid / Unidirectional
Pattern Selection
Switched
Orientation
End Address
Pad
-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
Yes
Tone Adjustment
Low Cut
Gain Adjustment
0 dB to 10 dB
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, LF, Polar Pattern
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
-20 dBFS
Dynamic Range
105 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB
Connectivity
Analog Output
No
USB/Digital Output
1x Unspecified Interface (on Mic)
Headphone Output
No
Digital Audio
Digital Signal Processing
Gain, Noise Reduction
OS Compatibility
No
Power
Power Sources
Intelligent Hot Shoe
Bus Power
No
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Camera/Shoe-Mount
Dimensions
H: 3.2 x W: 1.1 x L: 3.1" / H: 81.7 x W: 27.4 x L: 79.3 mm
Weight
2.5 oz / 72 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.7 x 4.1 x 3.5"

Sony ECM-B10 Reviews

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Is this fully compatible with RX100 VII?

Is this fully compatible with RX100 VII?
Asked by: Susan
No.The RX100 VII is compatible with mics that output 3.5mm TRS connector.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-10-30

does this work with sony a7ii?

does this work with sony a7ii?
Asked by: Danny
Yes, the Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone is compatible for use with the Multi-Interface shoe on the Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-10-25

Is digital audio supported on the A6400?

Is digital audio supported on the A6400?
Asked by: E
The Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone does work on the Sony a6400. But you need to set "DIGITAL/ANALOG switch" to "ANALOG”. It does not record on the a6400 in digital.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2024-03-04

Is this mic compatible with FDR AX100 (analog or ...

Is this mic compatible with FDR AX100 (analog or digital mode)? Thanks.
Asked by: Tevfik Fikret
Yes, the Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone is compatible for use with the Sony FDR-AX100 Camcorder when set for analog mode.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-02-22

Is this compatible with the Sony A7iii E mount ...

Is this compatible with the Sony A7iii E mount body?
Asked by: Jens
Yes, the Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone is compatible with the Sony A7iii as well as any Sony Alpha body that has a Multi-Interface shoe.
Answered by: StepanA
Date published: 2023-05-04

Does it have a 3.5mm output when the hotshoe is ...

Does it have a 3.5mm output when the hotshoe is unavailable?
Asked by: David
No. The Sony ECM-B10 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone is designed for use only with Sony cameras equipped with a Multi-Interface Shoe. This allows the mic to connect wirelessly to the camera and also to receive power directly from the camera. There is no 3.5mm output on the mic to enable use through a wired connection.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-10-30

Does the ECM-B10 works with Sony CX900?

Does the ECM-B10 works with Sony CX900?
Asked by: Garfield
Yes, the Sony ECM-B10 compact camera-mount digital shotgun microphone is designed and made for the following units but will work with most units that offer a multi-shoe units. Sony Alpha A1 Sony Alpha A6000 Sony Alpha A6100 Sony Alpha A6300 Sony Alpha A6400 Sony Alpha A6500 Sony Alpha A6600 Sony Alpha A7 Sony Alpha A7 II Sony Alpha A7 III Sony Alpha A7 IV Sony Alpha A7C Sony Alpha A7R II Sony Alpha A7R III Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony Alpha A7R V Sony Alpha A7S Sony Alpha A7S II Sony Alpha A7S III Sony Alpha A9 Sony Alpha A9 II Sony Alpha ZV-E10
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-26

Is the Sony ECM-B10 compatible with the ZV-E10

Is the Sony ECM-B10 compatible with the ZV-E10
Asked by: Smoky Mountain
Yes, the Sony ECM-B10 is compatible with the ZV-E10 via the Multi Interface Shoe.
Answered by: Alexandra D
Date published: 2024-01-23
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