Camcorder zoom microphone
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Our take on the Sony ECM-HGZ1
This handy zoom microphone helps you capture cleaner sound when you're filming distant action, like a child's soccer game or stage performance. When used with a compatible Sony camcorder, it automatically synchronizes itself with your camcorder's zoom as you zero in on faraway details, so does the microphone. And when you zoom back out for a wide-angle view, the mic switches to a wider pick-up pattern to match the scene.
- attaches to compatible camcorder's Active Interface Shoe
- compatible with select Sony camcorders, including the DCR-PC55, DCR-PC1000, DCR-DVD203, DCR-DVD403, DCR-DVD92, DCR-HC90, and HDR-HC1
- synchronizes microphone's pick-up pattern with camcorder's zoom
- captures sound in mono
- no batteries required powered by camcorder via interface shoe
- includes carry pouch
- weight: 1.8 oz.
- 4-9/16"L x 1-5/16"W x 2-7/16"H
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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- Electric condenser camcorder microphone
- Fabric drawstring pouch
- Instruction sheet (English/French/Spanish/Japanese)
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Power: The power switch is set to Off, Zoom, or Gun. Power is supplied to
the microphone from the camcorder through the Active Interface Shoe so no cable
Zoom: In the
zoom mode, the microphone's directivity is synchronized with the camcorder's
zoom lens. The mic becomes more directional (narrow) when the telephoto is used
and less directional (wide) when the wide angle is used.
Gun: In the
gun mode the microphone is not synchronized with the zoom lens and stays in a
microphone can rotate a little more than 180° once mounted.
The ECM-HGZ1 microphone is compatible with camcorders having an
Active Interface Shoe.
- Electric condenser microphone
- Weight: approximately 1.8 oz
- Directivity: Gun
(super-directional) or Zoom (adjusts with zoom lens)
- Operating temperature: 32 to 104 degrees
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