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Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone

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Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Optimized for Vlogger & Content Creator
  • Compatible with MI Shoe and 3.5mm Jack
  • Supercardioid Directional Pickup Pattern
  • Ultracompact, Unobtrusive Design
Vloggers and content creators can elevate their camera's audio with the Sony ECM-G1, an ultracompact, camera-mount shotgun microphone optimized for capturing clear and intelligible speech for video. Whether you're shooting interviews, outdoor street scenes, or just quick updates for social media, the ECM-G1's highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern focuses audio capture narrowly on the subject directly in front of the camera, helping to reject unwanted background sound from the sides and rear. The large 14.6mm mic capsule delivers a full-range sound, rivaling that of a dedicated professional audio recorder like the Sony PCM-D100.
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Sony ECM-G1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Small Enough to Stay Out of Your Way, Even on Gimbals
  • 3MI Shoe Connectivity for Sony Cameras
  • 43.5mm Jack Connectivity for DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras
  • 5Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise
  • 6Supplied Windscreen

Vloggers and content creators can elevate their camera's audio with the Sony ECM-G1, an ultracompact, camera-mount shotgun microphone optimized for capturing clear and intelligible speech for video. Whether you're shooting interviews, outdoor street scenes, or just quick updates for social media, the ECM-G1's highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern focuses audio capture narrowly on the subject directly in front of the camera, helping to reject unwanted background sound from the sides and rear. The large 14.6mm mic capsule delivers a full-range sound, rivaling that of a dedicated professional audio recorder like the Sony PCM-D100.

The ECM-G1 offers a 3.5mm output jack for use with a wide variety of DSLR and mirrorless cameras (3.5mm audio cable included). And, of course, the mic is compatible with Sony's Multi-Interface (MI) shoe, which provides Sony shooters with a cable-free connection for powering and in-camera audio recording. A furry windscreen is included for outdoor shoots.

Small Enough to Stay Out of Your Way, Even on Gimbals
  • With a weight of only 1.2 ounces and a length of only 1.9", you can leave the ultracompact ECM-G1 attached to your camera all the time, so you don't have to sacrifice audio quality on a spur-of-the-moment take.
  • The unobtrusive design ensures the mic stays out of the way of both the viewfinder and your framed shot, even with wide-angle lenses, making it ideal for tight vlogging shots.
  • The back of the microphone won't touch your forehead when you're looking through the viewfinder and setup is easy, even with gimbals and grips.
MI Shoe Connectivity for Sony Cameras
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, and that no cable gets in the way of your shoot.

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.
3.5mm Jack Connectivity for DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras
  • The ECM-G1 also comes with a 3.5mm audio-output jack and cable for use on compatible DSLR/mirrorless cameras and recording devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio-input jack.
  • In this configuration, the mic runs on the camera's plug-in power.
Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise
  • The ECM-G1 features a vibration-suppressing design to effectively minimize reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise—such as when focusing or zooming—which can degrade audio quality.
Supplied Windscreen
  • The ECM-G1 comes with a furry windshield that's easily detachable and effective with reducing wind noise for capturing crisp audio on outdoor shoots.
UPC: 027242923980

Sony ECM-G1 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Intelligent Hot Shoe / Plug-In Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Podcast, Web-Streaming, Audio for Video
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Intelligent Hot Shoe / Plug-In Power
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
Included Mount Has No Threading
Dimensions
H: 2 x W: 1.1 x L: 1.9" / H: 50.8 x W: 27.9 x L: 48.3 mm
Weight
1.2 oz / 34 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8 x 3.4 x 2.7"

Sony ECM-G1 Reviews

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Can this mic be powered via the Multi-Interface ...

Can this mic be powered via the Multi-Interface hot shoe on the Sony ZV-1? or is 3.5 mm audio cable required to use this mic on Sony ZV-1?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, the Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone is compatible for use with the Multi-Interface Shoe connection on Sony cameras such as the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2023-07-03

Can this be used as a standalone mic and ...

Can this be used as a standalone mic and connected to a rode wireless go 2 transmitter and sent to the receiver on the other end?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, the Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone can be connected to the 3.5mm mic input on a Rode Wireless GO II Transmitter to send audio wirelessly to the Wireless GO II Receiver.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-11-14

How do you charge the built-in battery?

How do you charge the built-in battery?
Asked by: Jose
The Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone does not have a built-in internal battery. It can be either be connected to a Sony camera equipped with the Multi Interface shoe for a cable-free connection for power and digital audio, or the 3.5mm output can be used for connection to any camera, computer, or recorder with a 3.5mm mic input that is capable of supplying plug-in power.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-05-11

I have a ZV-1 camera and wish to use timecode on ...

I have a ZV-1 camera and wish to use timecode on one audio channel and this microphone on the other. Which cable you advise?
Asked by: CARL
The only way that could work to record with the Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone and timecode on the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera would be to use a separate active two-channel camera mixer and connect the mic on one channel to a 3.5mm TRS input where it can receive plug-in power and connect the timecode generator to the second channel, then set the mixer's output for stereo signal so that one channel is the audio for the mic and the timecode is on the second channel is timecode. In mono mode, you would be recording the mic and timecode mixed together on both channels. For a two-channel camera mixer that could work, you can use the Comica Audio CVM-AX3 Dual-Channel Audio Mixer for DSLRs (B&H # COCVMAX3), which will connect to the camera's 3.5mm mic input. Please be aware that the camera's MI shoe and 3.5mm mic input cannot both be used simultaneously for connecting microphones.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-08-07

Will this work on a Nikon Z5?

Will this work on a Nikon Z5?
Asked by: William
Although the Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone's digital MI shoe interface is only compatible with select Sony cameras, its analog 3.5mm connection will work with any camera that has a 3.5mm microphone input.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-09-26

If using with a SONY camera through the MI hot ...

If using with a SONY camera through the MI hot show, can you also plug in a lav mic receiver to get shotgun & lav together?
Asked by: Alexander
Hi Alexander, Thank you for your question. Sony's commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. When you have an external microphone attached to the mic terminal of the camera, the audio is recorded from the external microphone. The camera will not pick up the audio from the MI Shoe. It will not record from both. Thank you again. -Linda (Sony Social Support)
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2023-04-27

Is this an appropriate mic for use with a GoPro ...

Is this an appropriate mic for use with a GoPro Hero Black 9?
Asked by: Philip
The Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone can be connected to the GoPro HERO9 Black if used together with the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter (B&H # GO35MA) or the GoPro Media Mod (B&H # GOMMH9B), which will add a 3.5mm mic input to the camera.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2024-03-25

Can you mount the G1 backwards and still use the ...

Can you mount the G1 backwards and still use the MI function? I want to use MI recording me talking behind the camera
Asked by: Jeff
No, the ECM-G1 mic will not mount backwards on any camera's multi-interface shoe.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-17
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