Sony announces three new wireless microphones for their mirrorless Alpha cameras

Sony announces three new wireless microphones for their mirrorless Alpha cameras


Sony has unveiled its latest innovations in wireless microphone technology. The ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S wireless microphones, along with the wireless streaming microphone ECM-S1, represent a leap forward in sound quality, portability, and versatility.

Sony continues to lead the charge in technological advancements with the introduction of the ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S wireless microphones, accompanied by the ECM-S1 wireless streaming microphone. These groundbreaking microphones promise not only exceptional audio recording but also an incredibly lightweight and compact design.

ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S: Versatility Redefined

The ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S models cater to a diverse range of shooting scenarios. Whether you’re engaged in vlogging or conducting interviews, these microphones ensure pristine sound quality even when shooting away from the camera.

Sony ECM-W3

The ECM-W3 boasts a two-channel receiver and two microphones, while the ECM-W3S offers a one-channel receiver and one microphone. This versatile setup ensures that you can capture high-quality audio, irrespective of your filming environment.

ECM-S1: Elevating Professional Sound

For professional videographers and content creators who demand top-notch audio quality, the ECM-S1 wireless streaming microphone is the ultimate tool. With its compact and lightweight design, this microphone features three 14mm large-diameter capsules meticulously tuned to capture human voices naturally and deliver high-quality sound.

The ECM-S1 seamlessly connects to cameras, computers, and smartphones, making it indispensable for content creators seeking a dynamic audio-video experience. Unlike traditional setups that require syncing audio and video, the ECM-S1 ensures perfect synchronization during in-camera audio recording and live streaming.

Sony’s ECM-W3, ECM-W3S, and ECM-S1 microphones exemplify the brand’s unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence. These new offerings empower creators to achieve exceptional sound quality across various content creation avenues.

Pushing Boundaries for Superior Sound

Both the ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S are designed with sound quality as the top priority, delivering exceptional sound pickup with minimal noise. Equipped with advanced noise-cut and low-cut filters, these microphones effectively reduce harsh noise and unwanted low-frequency interference, resulting in clear audio recordings with minimal post-production noise removal.

Sony ECM-W3S

When connected to a Sony camera equipped with the Multi-Interface (MI) shoe, the ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S receivers enable direct audio signal recording, ensuring outstanding sound quality with minimal interference. With support for MI Shoe, these microphones offer battery-free and cable-free shooting.

Unparalleled Connectivity and Portability

The microphones feature versatile connectivity options, including USB Type-C® and 3.5mm mini jack audio output terminals, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices, even those without an MI shoe. Additionally, the microphones can be used as external microphone input terminals, making them adaptable to various recording scenarios.

Compact and lightweight, the microphones are dustproof and moisture-proof, making them suitable for outdoor use. For added convenience, a portable charging case is included, ensuring you stay powered on the move.

ECM-S1: Where Artistry Meets Audio

The ECM-S1 microphone takes sound capture to new heights with its three large-diameter (14mm) capsules, supporting three sound pickup modes: Uni-directional, Omni-directional, and Stereo. It’s all about high-quality sound pickup with high sensitivity and wide frequency characteristics.

With Bluetooth 5.3 (Bluetooth Low Energy) and LC3plus codec, this microphone offers low power consumption, low latency, and high sound quality. The receiver can be attached to a compatible camera via its MI Shoe, and USB Type-C® terminals support 48 kHz/24-bit digital audio output.

Empowering Creators with Intuitive Features

The ECM-S1 microphone is lightweight and compact, offering low latency and high sound quality. It features an independent dial for sound recording level adjustment, and real-time audio input level monitoring with indicator lamps.

With built-in batteries for extended use, both the microphone and receiver support direct power supply when connected to the camera’s MI Shoe or a USB Type-C® cable. The microphone can record continuously for up to 13 hours on a full charge.

Pricing and Availability

The ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S wireless microphones will be available in select European countries from November 2023, with the ECM-S1 available in October 2023.

Pricing details are as follows:

  • ECM-W3: 500 EUR
  • ECM-W3S: 370 EUR
  • ECM-S1: 450 EUR

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