Sony has announced its newest compact digital shotgun microphone. It’s the Sony ECM-B10 and unlike most on-camera microphones, it offers three different pickup patterns. And also unlike most other on-camera microphones, this one communicates directly with your Sony camera through the multi-interface shoe on top of the camera without any wires. It’s even able to provide it with power.
The ECM-B10 contains four microphone capsules that use “beamforming” technology to offer omnidirectional, cardioid and hypercardioid pickup patterns in a single microphone. It also features a 0/10/20dB attenuator switch, a noise cut/low cut filter switch, an audio level dial and a digital/analogue switch.