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Improve the sound of the movies you shoot with your Sony NEX series camera. Sony's ECM-SST1 stereo microphone lets you record clearer, more detailed sound than you'd get with your cam's built-in mic, for crisp audio to match the detailed HD video. This microphone easily mounts to your NEX camera's accessory terminal and draws power from the camera itself, so you won't need to use any batteries.

A top-mounted switch on the microphone lets you select a wider or narrower field of sound to match shooting conditions. Choose 90° if your subject is relatively close and narrowly focused (like a person or two); choose 120° when recording a wider or more distant subject such as a sporting event, play, etc. The included wind screen helps reduce unwanted noise when shooting outdoors.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Sony NEX series cameras, including the NEX-3 and NEX-5
  • compact, lightweight design for easy portability
  • power supplied through the camera's Smart Accessory Terminal, no extra batteries needed
  • selectable 90° and 120° pickup angle adapts to different shooting conditions for better sound
  • includes foam wind screen and storage case
  • 2-7/8"D x 2-1/4"H x 1-1/16"W
  • weight: 1.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sony ECM-SST1 Reviews

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1 Review

Nice sound quality but...

Written by: Brian from Washington on December 8, 2015

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Sound quality is excellent but two issues. 1) attachment is flimsy. It's weak so you could break it off easy. 2) attaching the mic is a real challenge. You have to screw it in but the screw is really hard to reach. You don't want to leave it attached because of issue #1. Overall, a great buy for sound but a bit pricey and the two issues above.



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  • Stereo microphone
  • Wind screen
  • Plastic case
  • Operating Instrucitons

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Overview: The Sony ECM-SST1 Stereo Microphone lets you capture even better stereo audio from your compatible Sony NEX-series interchangeable lens digital camera. The stereo microphone connects to the Smart Accessory Terminal of your compatible Sony digital camera and has a wind screen to help eliminate wind noise. Plus, this microphone offers selectable sound direction between 90 and 120 degrees.

Compatibility: The Sony ECM-SST1 Stereo Microphone is compatible with Sony NEX-series interchangeable lens digital cameras, including the NEX-3 and NEX-5.

Smart Accessory Terminal: The Sony Stereo Microphone connects to your Sony NEX-series digital camera's smart accessory terminal and derives power from the camera body (no additional batteries required).

Auto-Switch: When the microphone is attached to the compatible Sony digital camera, the camera automatically switches from the built-in microphone to the external microphone.

Stereo Sound: The Sony Stereo Microphone enables natural sound pick-up, delivering a stereo sound image with superb clarity.

Selectable Directivity: You can manually select the directivity of sound between 90 and 120 degrees.

  • 90-Degree: Use the 90-degree setting when picking up a sound with a narrow soundstage, or a distance sound (conversation, solo instruments, etc).
  • 120-Degree: Use the 120-degree setting when picking up a sound with a wide soundstage, or a nearby sound (concert, theatrical performance, etc).

Wind Screen: An included wind screen helps to reduce wind noise.

Compact Design: The Sony ECM-SST1 Stereo Microphone features a compact lightweight design making it easy to carry.

Storage Case: The Sony ECM-SST1 comes supplied with a plastic case for storage.


Microphone Type: Stereo (Middle-Side) system

Pickup Pattern: 90° or 120°

Battery Type: Smart Accessory Terminal (runs of power source of camera)

Operating Temperature: 32°F to +104°F

Dimensions: 1.0625" (w) x 2.25" (h) x 2.875" (d)

Weight: 1.5 oz

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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I have to say no. Sony only lists the ECM-GZ1M, ECM-W1M, and the ECM-XYST1M (none of which we are carrying currently) as working the A3000. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Oct 13, 2015 ]  Staff