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Sony ECM-XYST1M
9.4 out of 10

Sony ECM-XYST1M

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Overall 2
2.0

Microphone sucks

Willy, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Bought this to use on my Sony rx10 and it really sucks. I can't tell any difference between the on camera microphones and having this mounted on the camera. A complete waste of money.
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Overall 2
2.0

No

Pete, B&H Photo
28 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I've looked at this mic for some time with skepticism. I have been purchasing pro-sumer camcorders for 10 years via Sony and B&H. This mic is completely useless and I am completely befuddled by any positive review or its placement as a viable mic on the market by Sony or B&h.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor Sound Quality, Pricey / Poor Value, Unreliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Handy External Mic

myfrienddan, B&H Photo
14 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Bought this mic to go along with my Sony a6000. Quality of the sound is exceptional. It was a toss up between this and the ecm-hgz1, but I went with this one mostly because of the included furry windmuff.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but will have hissing when there is silence

Tiru, B&H Photo
23 May 2015
  • Excerpt: This mic is good only issue is when there is no sound it will capture hissing noise
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

IT WORKS

Joe Bly, B&H Photo
7 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Used for recording performances.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Great mic

moisesmcardona, B&H Photo
30 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this mic with my Sony FDR-AX33 and it does improve sound recording, mostly because of the 120 degree adjustment, allowing it to record better stereo sounds. It does disable manual control in the camera but there is a switch to switch between normal and low cut recording.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Works Great!

kmoney, B&H Photo
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this on my NEX-6 An it Works Great! big improvement over camera mics i find myself doing a lot more video an its always been a disappointment that the NEX-6 has no external mic port.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

not bad

Mat, B&H Photo
10 March 2015
  • Excerpt: it does offer pretty good audio but unfortunately it also adds noise in all your recordings. More noise than the built in camera mic....so I had to return it. I was using it with the A6000.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Limited Functions, Poor Sound Quality, Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 8
8.0

Handy Mic for Sony a6000

the_chemist, B&H Photo
23 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I use my Sony alpha a6000 for video of family events, such as Christmas celebrations and birthday parties. My videos are of casual, controlled environments, but nonetheless quality is quite important to me because these are important family moments that I want to capture with high video and audio...
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Breaks Easily, Limited Functions
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Overall 10
10

better than expected

TH, B&H Photo
11 January 2015
  • Excerpt: As a user of Sony devices for 40 years, I was expecting this to be another good product, and it is. Top-pointed mics, even on my amazing Sony RX10, just don't cut it - mics need to be facing the same direction the lens is pointing, particularly for subtle and distant sounds which are common in...
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Shock-mounted, Versatile, Wind Screen Strap
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