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Sony ECM-M1 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone

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The Sony ECM-M1 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone is a petite and high quality microphone that mounts directly onto cameras with an M1 mount, like the Alpha a6700. Key features include:

  • For Sony cameras with MI shoe mount

  • Advanced beamforming technology

  • For content creators, podcasters, and videographers

  • Cable-free operation

Pickup Patterns and Recording Modes. With the portable Sony ECM-M1 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone, you have the option of going between eight selectable pickup patterns and recording modes using an integrated dial control. These modes include superdirectional, unidirectional, omnidirectional, superdirectional (rear), superdirectional (front and rear), super directional (front and rear separate), stereo, and ultra-directional.

More On Modes. Superdirectional patterns are great for those vlogs or interviews where the subject in front of the camera is the main focus, and effectively eliminates background noises from behind the camera. Ultra-directional focuses in on this area even further for a more limited pickup range. Unidirectional is perfect for multi-person conversations happening in front of the camera, creating a wide field to pick up the most pristine audio possible. Omnidirectional offers a pickup pattern from all directions, which is the preferred mode if you’re talking behind the camera.

Control and Noise Filters. On the rear and side panels of this device, you’ll find the controls for pickup pattern, gain, and audio level. With the ECM-M1, noise-cut and low-cut filters are provided to reduce extreme ambient noises and completely eliminate low-frequency noise thanks to digital signal processing algorithms. This will maximize audio quality at the recording stage, leaving more to work with in post production.

Designed to Last. The ECM-M1 guarantees cable-free use, thanks to Sony’s new M1 shoe mount. The absence of cables means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors, and with the shock & vibration-suppressing design, low-frequency or handling noise is a thing of the past. The included easily detachable furry windscreen reduces wind noise. Worry not during more concerning weather conditions, this microphone is also dust and moisture resistant.


  • Features
  • Compatibility
  • Audio Type

    Shotgun Mic






    Analog Output

    • None
    USB & Digital Output
    • 1 x Sony Multi Interface Shoe (on Mic)
    Headphone Output
    • None
    • None


    Digital Audio Sample Rate
    • 48 kHz
    Digital Signal Processing
    • Noise Reduction
    OS Compatibility
    • None
    Mobile App Compatible
    • No
      *As of July, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
    Item Type



    Primary Applications

    • Audio for Video, Location Sound
    Form Factor
    • Camera-Mount
    Intended Sound Sources
    • Speech/Voice-Over, Dialogue
    Sound Field
    • Mono
    • Stereo
    • 4 x Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern
    • Multi-Directional
    • Omnidirectional
    • Supercardioid
    • Unidirectional
    Pattern Selection
    • Switched
    • End Address
    High-Pass Filter
    • None
    Tone Adjustment
    • Low Cut
    Gain Adjustment
    • 0 dB to 20 dB
    • None
    On-Board Controls
    • Gain/Sensitivity
    • LF
    • Polar Pattern
    • Windsock/Windjammer (Included)




    • Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
    Mounting Thread Size
    • Included Mount Has No Threading


    Operating Temperature

    32 to 104°F

    Performance Frequency Range
    • 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL
    • 120 dB SPL
    • -20 dBFS at 1 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • 14 dB SPL


    • H: 2.8 x W: 1.6 x L: 2.5"
    • 2.3 oz


    Power Bus Power
    • None
    Operating Voltage
    • Not Specified by Manufacturer

    Sony ECM-M1 Compact Camera-Mount Digital Shotgun Microphone

    Audio Accessory - Sony ECM-M1 Windscreen