Sony’s ECM-B10 is a compact digital microphone with an Multi-Interface Shoe connection

Sony has introduced a new compact digital shotgun microphone, the ECM-B10. This new multidirectional microphone has three pickup patterns and transmits information digitally via Sony’s Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe on its appropriate mirrorless digicam methods, negating the necessity for additional cables and batteries.

This compact microphone measures simply 7.9cm (3.1”) lengthy, 8.3cm (3.3”) tall and weighs simply 74g (2.6oz). It consists of three built-in pickup patterns – omnidirectional, cardioid and hypercardioid – that may be modified on-the-fly with a three-way swap. Other buttons on the again embrace an analog/digital swap, a noise filter swap (Off, Low Cut and Noise Cut), an attenuation swap (0dB, 10dB and 20dB), an audio degree wheel and a toggle for switching between Auto and Manual seize modes.

When utilizing the ECM-B10 with a Sony mirrorless digicam with an MI Shoe, the microphone will convert the analog sign to digital within the microphone earlier than sending it to the digicam via the MI shoe. Sony says this expertise makes use of ‘proprietary algorithms [to] allow noise discount in addition to directivity.’ The MI interface additionally offers all the ability wanted for the microphone, which means no separate batteries must be charged and saved when used on appropriate cameras.

The Sony ECM-B10 is accessible to pre-order beginning as we speak for $250. the primary models are anticipated to ship in early August 2022. In addition to the microphone, the equipment consists of a comfortable pouch, a windscreen and an MI Shoe cowl.

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