Reviews and Problems with Sony ECM-MSD1 High Grade Stereo Microphone ECM-MSD1
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Unexpectedly bad from Sony
John Warr, Amazon
14 September 2013
Summary: I bought this for use on my Canon 6D DSLR as the internal microphone suffers from excessive wind noise. Despite trying all the audio settings available on the camera, manual, auto, attenuated and the like, I just can't get rid of the huge amount of hiss this microphone produces on recordings. Very disappointed as its unusable.
Summary: So the good - light small and fits my 60D well. It's a great improvement on the built in mono Mike. It's also well constructed and sound quality is very good. Bad - The output is low. Aditionally there is a constant (albeit low volume) hiss - irrespective of camera settings. I use Magic Lantern with AGC off so can mnually adjust gain - it makes no difference. I still give the unit 4 stars as you can remove the Hiss in your post workflow.
Summary: Actually, this review should be called Hisssssssssssssssssssssss. There's always a slight hiss from this, nothing loud but you do notice it. I have Magic Lantern installed on my Canon 60D and 500D and nothing seems to eliminate the hiss. On, off, automatic, manually adjusted, nothing works; even when Magic Lantern is not used, there is still hiss. So my review sums it up, it's ok. but maybe a Rode would have been a better, if a more expensive choice.
Summary: Fairly good sound quality on both 90' and 120' angles. It sits very well on top of my Panasonic X900 with the supplied accessory shoe adaptor. But one thing you must remember is to switch off the unit if you are finished with recording. I forget it once and kept it on for days, and only found out the battery is drained giving no sound output...
Summary: I have recently purchased this microphone and have used it now on two or three occasions with my Panasonic HDC-SD700 video camera. For a relatively inexpensive microphone the results have been very good. I have only used it in the 90 degree directional setting as I generally do not want to pick up extraneous noise and this has worked well. I have previously used a Sennheiser MK300 microphone and it compares surprisingly well with this with good clear sound quality.
Summary: I was looking for a compact external microphone for my Panasonic HDC-SD90 camcorder and bought this on the strength of the reviews on Amazon and I've not been disappointed, the sound is crisp and clear and well defined its a very good step-up from the camera's internal mics...bonus, it looks good too. Is it worth the money yes I'd say so...excellent bit of kit.
Summary: I bought this micro for my canon 550D, it works fine, but has two problems. first one is the on and off button, the led only flashes when you slide the button to on, so when you finish using the micro its hard to remember to slide it off again, or even worst if you're recording you can't see if the micro has battery or not. The second problem is the noise. In silent moments you'll hear it well, but if you use some DeNoiser in pos-production will correct the problem.
Summary: I bought this to use with my 60D. I took some advice from my Father who is a profesional vidographer and recomended Rode microphones. However they are just too big and fragile for my purposes. My camera is often slung over my back whilst I carry at least 1 of my 2 children through fields, over gates and negotiate crowds. Any external microphone therfore needs to be compact, reasonbly robust and light weight as far as I am concerned.
Excellent quality for such a small mic and good price
Mr. M. Spooner "Mind Surgeon & Photographer", Amazon
13 July 2010
Summary: I also bought this for my 5D MK II and the sound quality is very good. It's also small enough to carry around for impromptu video recording in my kit bags. On scheduled shoots I use the RODE Directional Video Mic and also the RODE Stereo Video Mic. For such a small Mic it's amazing. Highly recommend for 5D users who want quality at a reasonable price and easy to fit into kit bag. Well done to Sony again, love your products.
Summary: I saw a previous review that said this worked OK with a Canon 5D mk2 so I bought one for my camera. It is reasonably small and mounts nicely in the cameras hot shoe. I can now use IS lenses and not hear them in the recorded video. There is a small button battery (LR44) under a twist cover at the back. If you leave it switched on for a long time the battery goes flat and the mic obviously will not work. In front of the on/off switch is a small LED window.