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Sony introduces new shotgun microphone

Sony Electronics has introduced the ECM-674 shotgun condenser microphone, a new long-reach microphone designed for both field and studio environments.

The ECM-674 microphone can be used with several Sony professional camcorders, including models in the HDV, DVCAM and XDCAM product lines. Its compact, lightweight design (10.5in, 6.5oz) provides good balance when mounted on these compact camcorders.

The ECM-674 offers a two-way powering option (internal AA-size battery or external DC 40 to 52 V), and features sensitivity of 36dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa.), low inherent-noise level of less than 17dB SPL, and flat-and-wide frequency responses (40 Hz to 20 kHz).

A built-in low cut filter provides users with a method of reducing the effects of undesired ambient noise. A built-in battery liquid leakage protection circuit continually monitors battery output voltage and designed to automatically shuts off power when voltage drop-offs presents the risk of a leak.

Supplied accessories include a windscreen, microphone holder, microphone spacer and microphone cable. This microphone is now available.

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