Sony ECM-M1 Overview
Featuring an even more compact form factor than its predecessors and four diamond-patterned capsules, the Sony ECM-M1 is a camera-mount digital shotgun microphone designed for creators using Sony cameras equipped with the Multi Interface Shoe needing to switch between interview shooting and social media content all in one device. Internal digital signal processing and advanced beamforming render clear recordings with the ability to toggle noise-cut and low-cut filters. Superdirectional pickup pattern with both front and rear pickup has eight selectable modes for the ultimate recording flexibility.
Ideal for vlogs or interviews where your subject in front of the camera is the main focus, the superdirectional pattern collects sound from a focused area in front of the microphone, effectively suppressing sounds from off-axis and behind the camera. Choose between front and rear superdirectional orientations. Ultra-directional compresses this area even further for a more limited pickup range.
Perfect for multi-person conversations, the unidirectional pattern captures sound from a wide field in front of the microphone, while minimizing pickup from behind.
The omnidirectional pattern picks up audio equally from all directions, useful for recording environmental sounds or the voice of the camera operator.
Record from both the front and rear of the camera, a mode especially useful during interviews where you wish to capture the interviewer's voice or reactions. You can also pick up the front and rear audio in two separate channels for more intuitive adjustment during postproduction. This same technology allows you to record a stereo safety track automatically.