Excerpt: When used with Rycote softie, this mic works very well, both on location in the bush and surprisingly in a studio situation. Solidly made and the rubber mount flange fits the Sony PMW 200, there is no operational sounds picked up during filming. I would say a good allrounder for the price.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Summary: The sound quality is outstanding for this price range I purchased this used on ebay and it still holds the same quality as my new one!. I work with short films and audio is a must when it comes to shotgun microphones and this one defiantly delivered!
Excerpt: I use this microphone with the UTX P1 transmitter (wireless)on a Sony Z5 video camera.No phantom power needed. Excellent for speeches recording, school plays etc. No hissing noise even when you boost the signal.
Excerpt: I used this mic on a Sony ex1r, shooting on the roof of an apartment in NY during a very windy day. The mic did an amazing job. When I watched the footage I was sure the actors were wearing wireless mics. The mic is just superb.
Excerpt: use it for professional work. great sound quality and noise cancelation. best with sony equipments. specially with EX3. the size is bit smaller so you need to fix the rubber supplied with some double sided tap. but if sony can increase the size of this mic.
Excerpt: Using the standard in camera microphonone on a sony gives you great sound coverage, but if you are shooting in a crowded room, reception hall or are far from the subject the ECM-674/9X is a must have. I used it to shoot a wedding this weekend and don't know how I ever did without it. Of course you'd still need the wireless for other parts of the event, but do yourself, and your costumers a favor, and get one of these.
Excerpt: I purchased this unit and a DLX Universal Shock Mount with camerca shoe for use on my Panasonic AG-HMC 70 HD camcorder. I purchased this unit after purchasing a Sennheiser MK 400 stereo shotgun mike. The Sennheiser could not stand up to the wear and tear of recording among a group of news who were all elbows who managed to rip the microphone from its shock mount twice. The ECM-674 produces way better sound.