Sound quality plays a vital role in the perceived standard of movies
Viewers judge movies based on sound as well as vision, so don't overlook the importance of audio. High-quality sound provides a clear "voice" for you and your friends, while the dynamic sounds of animals and nature create vivid impressions. Well-balanced audio and imagery help deliver the enjoyment, surprise, and emotional impact of any scene.
Capture clear, beautiful audio whenever and wherever you shoot
Whether you're shooting interviews, outdoor street scenes, or just quick updates for social media, adding a high-quality audio track will bring your creative work to life. The ECM-G1 provides sophisticated audio-capture capabilities that are well matched to your moviemaking needs, plus convenient Multi Interface (MI) Shoe connectivity and a compact overall size.
Well suited to the frequency bands characteristic of human voices, the ECM-G1 captures vocal audio clearly and distinctly. It's ideal for shooting vlogs of product reviews and interviews.
A larger capsule for high-quality sound
Built around a large-diameter (14.6 mm) microphone capsule, the ECM-G1 provides a high-quality audio track similar to high-end dedicated audio recorders, with clear, clean sound capture and effective noise suppression.
The ECM-G1 comes with an easily detachable wind screen that can reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors under windy conditions.
The vibration-suppressing design of the ECM-G1 helps reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise, such as when focusing or zooming. When connected via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe, the cable-free setup eliminates any possibility of cable-transmitted vibration noise.
Compact, unobtrusive design
At less than 50 mm (1.97 inches) in length and 34 grams (1.4 oz) in weight, the ECM-G1 is highly portable to bring along to any shoot location. The clever design needs no dangling cables, and remains clear of both viewfinder use, and your framed shot, even when using wide angles lenses – making it ideal for tight vlogging shots.
Leave your microphone attached and ready to use at a moment's notice
The unit is light in weight (34 grams / 1.2 ounces) and super-compact in size (48.5 mm / 2 inches). This provides flexibility and mobility when you're shooting – so much so that there's no need to detach and reattach it between shoots. The back of the microphone won't touch your forehead when you're looking through the viewfinder, and setup is easy even with gimbals and grips.