Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone

Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone with 1/8" Stereo Mini Connection

Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone with 1/8" Stereo Mini Connection

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Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone

Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone

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The Sony ECM-DS30P is a compact stereo microphone with a standard 1/8" stereo output for direct connection to MiniDisc and other portable digital recording devices with a standard 1/8" stereo input. The microphone utilizes plug-in power and is ideal for general recording of speech, ambiance, performances, etc.

UPC: 027242653542
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Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone with 1/8" Stereo Mini Connection
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    Sony ECM-DS30P specs

    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Uni-directional x2 Stereo
    Frequency Response 100 - 10,000 Hz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) not specified by manufacturer
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Ander 39.0dB S.P.L
    Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
    Power Requirements Plug-in power capability
    Output Impedance not specified by manufacturer
    Output Connectors Straight Shaped Mini 3.5 Gold Plated
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions .47 x 2.24" (12 x 57mm)
    Weight 1 oz (17 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.197 x 3.465 x 1.339"

    Sony ECM-DS30P reviews

    ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding On-Board Mic I got this mic to work with my RED Epic and I'm thrilled with the results. It's a great scratch track mic for slates or simple sound syncing, and way more convenient than running an XLR into the 1/8 Stereo Mini jack and then figuring out a way to mount a shotgun mic onto the rig. I just plug this little guy in up front and start shooting. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an on-board mic to sync external sound with.
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I use the mic on my iphone 4 quality is way better than iphone mic .. The fact that is a stereo mic gives a whole diferent dinamic to recording both on the field and studio The only draw back is that you cant use the mic with the iphone...but then again you can! u need to buy an adapter order for it to work properly u can get it online for about $10 or make it yourself for $5 if ur up to it. Over all its a great quality mic sturdy construccion & it looks great and profetional Rating: Looks 10 Sound quality 10 Value 10
    Date published: 2012-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for reference Audio quality aside, this little mic is great for audio referencing. I use it on a RED Scarlet to sync the clapper. The only thing is you have to crank up the volume in the camera to get decent sound off of it.
    Date published: 2012-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatly improves standard DSLR recording This is a must have addition if your working in DSLR video. It's no professional microphone replacement, but it indeed improves the internal audio recording capabilities of Canon T2i. It's slightly larger than I thought it would be, but it's not much of a problem to be honest. It's also cheap, and it comes with a wind breaker. For the projects I do: (which are short documentary style online films), it's a great addition. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Best Option for Red Reference Audio I am a recordist/mixer for tv film and video. It sometimes makes sense to have a mic plugged into the RED cameras (such as the scarlet, Epic, Dragon or even RED One) for reference audio. It's nice to have a track recorded to the camera if they aren't using time code synch. Some people call these button mics for RED Cameras or junk mics. In addition to the slate, this helps match the audio in post and allows for programs like pluraleyes and Premiere's functionality to synch automatically. The problem with this microphone in this context is that it doesn't supply its own plug in power. Therefore it is hard to get enough gain for a decent track. To get any sound at all, you need to set the camera to use the external mic as an unbalanced and then turn the gain all the way up. It will pick up muted room sounds and usually grabs the slate (though this depends on how close the slate is to the camera). Because of all this, I'm currently searching for a different microphone (maybe cheaper) that suits this purpose. Outside of this purpose, the mic is okay. I tried using it with my Roland R-26 (that has built in speakers on it) and the Sony mic isn't much better than those. If you are into amature recording, I'm not sure that this microphone would greatly imporove over the built in mics on your recording device. It might cut down on handling noise, but even with plug in power, it doesn't sound super awesome. I'd recommend using what you have already or upgrading a lot above this microphone. Hope this review was helpful!
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not amplify recording unit's mic... When I attached this to a ICDPX312 voice recorder, the result was quieter than the built-in mic. Definitely NOT worth the purchase. I will try it on some other units before complaining to the manufacturer. Meanwhile, SAVE YOUR MONEY!
    Date published: 2013-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little mic I use this with my Kodak zi8 camcorder(great).I like the fact that it can be turned toward you to greatly enhance commentary.Wind screen also works great.These little mics only go down to 200hz so the on board mic actually has more bass,but over all sound is more controlled with this mic.B&H price is the best
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for auxiliary mic. I shoot profesional videos and use external audio recording. This little mic I use in the camera as an auxiliary to check images with sound without have to synch the external sound recordings, which I do in editing. The mic will not give you profesional sound, and I would not use it for that.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
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