Excerpt: Ho you want a microphone ? This one is not. It needs to be powered by a USB / dictaphone device ONLY.You have a camera ? It will work. But not all of them. You have a phone (iPhone, Galaxy Note etc...) ? It won't work.You have a $ M-Audio Profire 2626 with Phantom power 48V in FireWire ?
Cons: Complicated To Operate, No External Mic Input, Poor Sound
The all seeing and hearing nikon cyclops, B&H Photo
13 August 2014
Excerpt: I have a D 7000 nikon and it is capable of stereo reception.The plug goes in the side of camera and gets it go power from camera. No extra battery's needed.I figure if the D4s uses sony memory Q cards mine can use ECM stereo.Voila!
Excerpt: We use lavalier microphones for linguistic interviews for research on dialects and speech. This microphone was good for the money but the professor preferred the ECM-CS10 for our specific needs. I'm not as technically informed as him, but I thought that this microphone worked well.
Summary: A really great microphone. I bought for my YouTube videos, I wanted to improve my sound quality. The sound is really good, I'm not an expert but the sound coming out is nice. I'm using it with an extension cord, and I plug it directly on my Sony HDR PJ530 camcorder.