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Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone delivers high directivity ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

February 27, 2013

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🔴 The Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone delivers high directivity, signal-to-noise ratio and pristine audio results. Its lightweight unobtrusive design is ideal for long usage and the microphone is supplied with a cold-shoe shockmount mic holder and windscreen.

🔴 A low-cut filter switch reduces unwanted low-end noise, and the ECM-CG50 is powered with a single AA battery, or plug-in power. The Sony ECM-CG50 delivers very clear intelligible speech in noisy environments, making it an ideal choice for weddings, outdoor use, interviews and other similar conditions.

🔴 This mic has a cold-shoe-mount designed for use with Canon Digital SLR Cameras, and most non-Sony cameras.

🔴 High-quality shotgun type microphone for cameras and camcorder with a mic input jack

🔴 Pro-quality sound with a smooth, extended frequency response, low noise, and wide dynamic range

🔴 High directional (super-cardioid) response picks up dialogue and sounds from narrow regions directly in front of the camera

🔴 Supplied spacer and cold-shoe mic holder reduces operating noise from the camcorder

🔴 Powered via AA alkaline battery or plug-in power.

🔴 Supplied windshield reduces wind noise
LF cut mode reduces low frequencies for clearer, more intelligible speech

🔴 Our direct experience with SONY ECG-CG Pro microphones is excellent. This mic is very directional, cutting almost all background noice from behind or at the sides of the Camera position.

🔴 These SONY Pro Directional “Shotgun” microphones pick-up subject-sounds in front of the Camera Position, assuming the microphone is pointed straight forward; For example, If the subject is approximately 10′ in front of the Camera/Microhone position, the “sound-field cone” will be limited to approximately 6′ total left-to-right and 6′ total up-to-down. (This directionality may also be stated as: 3′ left of centerline, 3′ right of centerline, 3′ above the centerline, 3′ below the centerline). Note: if this directionality is too tight, then the user should consider an omni-directional microphone.

🔴 Specifications: Transducer: Electret Condenser Microphone. Polar Pattern: Cardioid (Sharp Directivity). Frequency Response: 40Hz ~ 20kHz. Dynamic Range (Typical): 80dB or more. Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 18dB SPL (Average). Maximum Input Sound Level: 100dB SPL or More. Power Requirements: Combination of AA alkaline dry battery and plug-in power. Output Connector: 1/8″ (3.5mm_ gold coating L-type stereo mini plug. Sensitivity: -48dB / Pa ±4dB. Dynamic Range: 80dB or more. Operating Temperature: Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F). Storage temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F). Dimensions: 1-1/16 x 2-5/13 x 2-6/7″ (27 x 60.5 x 72.5mm). Weight: 1.8 oz (50g) with battery


Product Name: Sony ECM-CG50 Pro Shotgun Microphone. Author: JimW.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Star Rating by Jimmy.

Available Retail Price: $ 180 (Mfg. Suggested Retail Price: $ 400)



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