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7.8 out of 10

Sony ECM-HGZ1

Sony ECM-HGZ1 Shotgun Microphone ECM-HGZ1 The Sony ECM-HGZ1 Read more

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Overall 10
10

Good product. Solves a problem with the audio recording of the sony cam.

falloffie, Ebay
3 October 2011
  • Summary: This mic is definitely an improvement over the 5.1 surround sound recording of the factory sony camcorder. The problem with the 5.1 record mode is that it washes out the central focus and raises the level of background noise. this is a horrible feature in these Sony camcorders and should never have been done to begin with. What you end up with is people talking 4 feet from the camera and all you can hear is background noise from an area you're not even filming.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good mic.

Sid, B&H Photo
30 November 2008
  • Summary: This microphone does a very good job. I strongly recommend it.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Manual not very technical
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what I expected!

Poppy, Ritz Camera
13 November 2008
  • Conclusion: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: No Performance Improvement, No Zoom at a distants
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony ECM-HZ1 Microphone

Mason Lee, B&H Photo
19 October 2008
  • Summary: I'm just an amateur videographer but felt like I needed a better microphone then what was built-in to my Sony HR7 camcorder. I used it to videotape a seminar from about 35 feet away in the "gun" mode and the sound actually came out okay. I'm sure there are more pricey microphones out there but I think for the price, the Sony ECM-HZ1 served its purpose.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Mic

Willson, B&H Photo
2 October 2008
  • Summary: I usually film skating and biking and it picks up great sound. When i film for my video class you can tell the quality is great compared to my other friends who dont have gun mics.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
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Overall 8
8.0

Light weight but works well

Apix, B&H Photo
11 September 2008
  • Summary: Ideal for cutting out surround noise. Light weight plastic but good value.Gets rid of my sometimes heavy breathing (from Asthma )
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great zoom feature!

AC shooter, B&H Photo
8 May 2008
  • Summary: This is my first mic and found it very easy to use. All I had to do was hook it in and shoot.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

"Great product for the price"

J. "Hollywood" Rizzen, B&H Photo
7 May 2008
  • Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive external microphone with performance that was better than the mic built into the camcorder. So far, the mic has performed to my expectations.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

It does its job

Terry210, B&H Photo
1 May 2008
  • Summary: The Mic has 2 setting, other than OFF, Gun and Zoom, the Zoom setting is very unique, in wide angle it sounds very much like the normal camcorder microphone, when you zoom it in, it will start to isolate the side and back noise giving a clearer sound to what is directly in front of you.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
  • Cons: No Wind guard, Seems a bit flimsy
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Overall 10
10

I like the product very much

none, B&H Photo
15 April 2008
  • Summary: It is easy to use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Quality Construction
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