Sony ECM-CG50BP Shotgun Electret Condenser Microphone for Camcorder, 40Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response

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About Sony ECM-CG50BP

The Sony ECM-CG50BP is a short shotgun electret condenser microphone with a super-cardioid directional response ideally suited for capturing medium range sound sources. The ECM-CG50BP is best-suited for use with camcorders such as the Sony HVR-HD1000 or HXR-MC2000. It's supplied with a shock-mounted cold-shoe mic holder, furry windscreen and short non-detachable cable including a 1/8" stereo mini plug. The ECM-CG50BP can be powered by plug-on powering or internal AA battery.

Sony ECM-CG50BP Features

  • High-quality shotgun type microphone for cameras and camcorder with a mic input jack
  • Pro-quality sound with a smooth, extended frequency response, low noise and wide dynamic range
  • High directional (supercardioid) response picks up dialogue and sounds from narrow regions directly in front of the camera
  • Supplied spacer and shockmount holder reduces operating noise from the camcorder
  • Powered via AA alkaline battery or plug-in power
  • Supplied windshield reduces wind noise
  • LF cut mode reduces low frequencies for clearer, more intelligible speech
  • Mounts on camcorder accessory shoe; supplied with shoe adaptor for NEX-5 / NEX-3 camera

Sony ECM-CG50BP Specifications

Electret Condenser Microphone
Polar Pattern
Cardioid (Sharp Directivity)
Frequency Response
40Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical)
80dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
18dB SPL (Average)
Maximum Input Sound Level
100dB SPL or More
Power Requirements
Combination of AA alkaline dry battery and plug-in power
Size AA alkaline dry battery (sold separately)
Output Connector
1/8" (3.5mm_ gold coating L-type stereo mini plug
-48dB / Pa ±4dB
Dynamic Range
80dB or more
Operating Temperature
Operating temperature: -20 deg.C to +60 deg.C (-4 deg.F to +140 deg.F)
Storage temperature: 0 deg.C to 40 deg.C (32 deg.F to 104 deg.F)
1.062 x 2.384 x 2.857" (27 x 60.5 x 72.5mm)
1.8 oz (50g) with battery

Sony ECM-CG50BP Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


Got exactly what I wanted


from Indianapolis, IN  -  Lol Little Old Lady

I did get exactly what I ordered. It came faster than promised. What more could I want? Shortly after getting a semi-pro video camera my dog chewed up my mic. I researched thoroughly and found that Adorama had a replacement that was probably better than the original. It was not supposed to arrive until the day after a wedding I was shooting. It arrived a day before, plenty of time to check it out. The mic performed beautifully. Had I a complaint it would be that the mic didn't ship with a foam windscreen.


Not good


from Phoenix  -  Audiophile

I got a stereo Audio Technica shotgun microphone AT835ST to use with my Sony camcorder DSR-350. Since I got this new Sony camcorder HXR-MC2000U I can not use this mic anymore because of its XLR plug. I bought this Sony ECM-CG50BP to use with my new Sony camcorder HXR-MC2000U thinking its sound pickup would be more sensitive than its own mic. Turn out I am wrong, its own mic is more sensitive than this Sony ECM-CG50BP, in another word the microphone that comes with the camcorder pick up sound much better, clearer, louder and in real stereo than this add-on Sony ECM-CG50BP. Buy only if you use with your camera, and have no choice.

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