Sony ECM-CG50 Hi-Quality Electoret Condenser Short Shotgun Microphone

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About Sony ECM-CG50

The Sony ECM-CG50 is a hi-quality shotgun microphone which enables aimed sound pick-up with super-cardioid directivity. It s for high-end camcorders and cameras equipped with MIC in jack.

Sony ECM-CG50 Features

  • General cold shoe: For use with NEX-VG10, HDR-FX1000, and other brand camcorders and cameras
  • AMC shoe: AMC shoe (Auto-lock Accessory Shoe)

Sony ECM-CG50 Specifications

Electoret Condenser Microphone
ABS + aluminum
Operating Temperature
-20 deg. to +60 deg.C (-4 deg. to +140 deg.F)
Storage Temperature
+0 to +40 deg.C (+32 to +104 deg.F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
1-1/16" x 2-5/13" x 2-6/7" (27 x 60.5 x 72.5mm)
Weight (Approx.)
1.8 oz (50g) with battery

Sony ECM-CG50 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Works Well On Both The A77 & A99 SLTs


from Mid-South, USA

I bought this shotgun mic originally for my HDR-FX1000 HD advanced camcorder and it has worked brilliantly for over three years now. It works well on the A77, too, with the supplied mount adapter in the mandatory automatic gain mode (that APS-C sensor camera does not have optional manual sound gain adjustments). Yet the shotgun mic sound quality on the A77 is still far superior to the in-camera mic. Plus it is less prone to pick up lens focus motor noises due to its directionality. Now it is also doing frequent duty on my new full frame A99 SLT without the need for a mount adapter. Like on the advanced camcorder, I can raise or lower the sound level adjustment at will based upon the recording situation. When one considers the high cost of the A99's XLR professional sound kit, this mic is a steal value-wise. It gets the job done, providing enhanced sound quality that helps the impact of my video recordings whether sports action or intimate interviews. But it's good to know higher level XLR system sound recording options are available for the A99 should the need ever arise.


Awesome mic for price!


from Iowa  -  Video Enthusiast

Build quality matches the price, feels flimsy but does the job very well.

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