ECM-W3 / ECM-W3S
The ECM-W3 has a two-channel receiver and two microphones and the ECM-W3S has a one-channel receiver and one microphone.
They are equipped with a noise-cut filter that reduces harsh noise with digital signal processing, and a low-cut filter that reduces unwanted low-frequency noise such as wind, air conditioning, and vibration noise.
When connected to a Sony camera equipped with the Multi-Interface (MI) shoe, the ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S receiver is compatible with a digital audio interface, and the camera can then directly record the audio signal output.
The microphone is also equipped with a 3.5mm mini jack (monaural) which can be used as an external microphone input terminal. It can be used in combination with a lavalier microphone such as ECM-LV1.
The microphone weighs just 17g and measures: 25.0mm x 52.5mm x 20.5mm (W/H/D). The receiver measures: 32.0mm x 29.0mm x 50.0mm (W/H/D) and weighs 25g. Both the ECM-W3 and ECM-W3S are designed to be dustproof and moisture proof.
The ECM-W3 costs $469.00 and the ECM-W3S $349.00. They are already available to pre-order and should start shipping in November 2023.
The Sony ECM-S1 microphone has a compact and lightweight body and is equipped with three 14 mm large-diameter capsules that correspond to three sound pickup modes: Uni-directional, Omni-directional and Stereo.
It has a noise cut filter that removes harsh noise through digital signal processing, and a low-cut filter that reduces unnecessary low-frequency noise such as wind, air conditioning, and vibration.
The ECM-S1 weighs just 157g and measures 63.0 mm x 137.5 mm x 63.0 mm(W/H/D) with a compact receiver that weighs 25g at 32 mm x 29 mm x 50 mm (W/H/D).
The receiver can be attached to a compatible camera via the MI Shoe. Both microphone and receiver are equipped with USB Type-C® terminals that support 48 kHz/24-bit digital audio output.
The ECM-S1 costs $419.00 and is already available to pre-order. It should start shipping in October 2023.
Further details can be found in the following promo video or on Sony’s website.