Pearstone SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe

Pearstone SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe

Pearstone SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe

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Product Highlights

  • Only Active Accessory Shoe Needed
  • Mount External Lights & Microphones
  • Locks Easier with Modified Locking Wheel
  • Provides Better Hold to Sony Camcorder
  • Features Front Stop on Top Shoe
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Pearstone SSA-III overview

  • 1Description

The Pearstone SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe is designed for Sony Camcorders which feature the Active Accessory Shoe (not compatible with the Sony Multi-Interface Shoe). It allows you to mount external lights and microphones that feature a universal (AIS) cold shoe. Plus it features a locking wheel that's not only easier to lock, but holds better to the camera than previous models. It also has a front stop on the top shoe for more secure mounting.

Compatible with all Sony Camcorders that feature an Active Accessory Shoe
Mounts external lights and microphones with universal type mount
Easy to lock locking wheel holds better to camera
Features a front stop on the top shoe
UPC: 847628015883
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Pearstone SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Pearstone SSA-III specs

    Compatibility All Sony Camcorders with Active Accessory Shoe
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.9 x 1.6 x 1.4" (2.3 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm)
    Weight 0.9 oz (25.5 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.4 x 0.1"

    Pearstone SSA-III reviews

    SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter for Sony Camcorders with Active Interface Shoe is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of Junk. Useless. As any Sony Handycam owner will tell you, the AIS mount on the top of the camera is fragile. This adapter adds nearly 2 extra inches of height to any attachment making it unstable at best. I did not realize that there are other lower profile and sturdier (real metal instead of plastic) adapters out there. For instance the DM-Accessories AIS-FLAT adapter .... I found out too late to return mine and B&H does not accept these in the used department, so I will be finding another means of getting rid of it because it's useless unless I want to bend/ruin my camera mount or have my on-camera light fall off and break. Neither of which, sounds appealing to me.
    Date published: 2015-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional Utility A great option to use a cold shoe mic that won't fit Sony's AIS hot shoe. I'd call this a minor improvement over the original Pearstone AIS hot shoe adapter. The original didn't provide a means to lock the adapter into the receptacle when installed on the hot shoe--it always made me a tad nervous that it might slip out and detach. The original did have the advantage of always keeping the clamp aligned with the adapter. This particular model will let the adapter swivel unless you keep an eye on it when tightening up and manually forcing alignment. It does have the added plus of raising the microphone a bit higher to help exclude camera noise from the audio. It's a keeper.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a must for Sony proprietary hot shoe This hot shoe adapter fits perfectly with the hot shoe of the Sony camcorder. What I don't like from Sony is if they make this weird hot shoe their own size, they MUST include an adapter so we can use normal hot shoe from different brand name.
    Date published: 2012-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great P)roduct & Great Price A most useful accessory with my Sony HDR-CX580V.
    Date published: 2012-11-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adapter Review This shoe adapter is very good. It holds after-market mic that I bought very securely and is quality made. The only con is that it raises the mic almost 2 inches above the camera itself, greatly increasing the height profile of the camera/mic combination. I'd be afraid that the mic could get hung up if you were running and gunning and possibly break the mic and/or the adapter shoe. A shorter version that has a lower profile would be ideal.
    Date published: 2012-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best we've found We use a number of Sony camcorders with their *&%$*& proprietary hot shoes. We want to mount stuff, but only found three adapters after searching online. One didn't fit without the attention of a small metal file, the other, found on @, was ok but roughly made, but the Pearstone was, by far, the best. Pefect and precise fit, sturdily made, and stays solidly attached. This is the one to buy.
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a little thing - but a big thing! I'm using a 7 HD Monitor mounted above my Sony HDR SR11 to record hockey games. The HD Monitor really allows me to stay with the puck especially in tight shots. Without the SSA-III Universal Shoe Adapter there is no way I could mount the monitor above the camera. Plus it is rock solid. Now all the dads are coming up in between periods to watch replays! Thank you B&H!
    Date published: 2013-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for the Sony HDR-PJ580 The Sony HDR-PJ580 does not come with a shoe adapter and the Pearstone adapter is easy to put on with one hand in a pinch, while fastening tight against the active accessory shoe. I swap out camera lights and wireless mic receivers quite a lot and this seems to stay secure and firm. The price is fare and I will be buying an extra one to keep in my bag of tricks.
    Date published: 2013-05-13
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