Sony ECM-B1M - Shotgun Microphone Startup Guide

Sony ECM-B1M - Shotgun Microphone Startup Guide

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Sony ECM-B1M - Shotgun Microphone Startup Guide

Notes on use

  • This unit is a microphone compatible with the Multi Interface shoe.
    For camera models compatible with this unit, visit the website at:

  • This unit is not dust-proof, splash-proof, or waterproof.
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    To avoid the risk of a fire or an electric shock, observe the following:
    • Do not disassemble or alter this unit.
    • Do not use this unit with wet hands.
    • Do not allow ingress of water or foreign matters (metal, flammable substances, etc.) to this unit.
    • Do not use this unit in a place subject to water splashes, high humidity, dust, oil fumes, and steam.
  • To avoid the risk of damage or a malfunction, observe the following:
    • This unit is precision equipment. Do not drop or hit the unit, nor do you allow a strong physical impact exerted on it.
    • Do not touch the connector of the Multi Interface foot, as well as the port on this unit, with bare hands.
    • Do not use or store this unit in a place subject to high temperatures and humidity.
    • When using this unit outdoors, keep the unit from exposure to rain or seawater.
  • For interior inspection and repair of this unit, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

For Customers in the U.S.A.
For question regarding your product or for the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-800-222-SONY (7669).

Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model: ECM-B1M
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Identifying the Parts

Identifying the Parts

  1. Microphone
  2. Micro USB port
  3. Lock dial
  4. Multi Interface foot
  5. Connector protect cap
  6. Directivity selection switch
  7. ATT switch
  8. AUTO/MAN switch
  9. AUDIO LEVEL dial
  10. FILTER switch
    NC: Noise Cut
    LC: Low Cut
  11. DIGITAL/ANALOG switch
    (If your camera is compatible with the digital audio interface of the Multi Interface shoe, set the switch to "DIGITAL.")
  12. Wind screen

Using this unit

Before attaching/removing this unit to/from a camera, turn off the power to the camera.

  1. Remove the connector protect cap from this unit.
  2. Attach this unit to a camera and rotate the lock dial in the LOCK direction to firmly secure the unit.
  • Attaching this unit to a camera automatically switches audio input from the built-in microphone to the external microphone.
  • When it is difficult to insert the Multi Interface foot into the shoe, rotate the lock dial counterclockwise until it stops.
    Using this unit


  • To protect the connector of the Multi Interface foot from damage while carrying around this unit, remove the unit from the camera, attach the connector protect cap to the foot and put the unit in the supplied case.
  • While recording is in progress, operation and handling noises of a camera or a lens may be recorded. Touching this unit while recording is in progress causes a noise to be including in the recording.
  • Before changing the lens, make sure that no wind screen fibers are present on the surface of the lens and the camera body. If present, clean them off with a blower etc. and then change the lens.
  • If dust or water droplets are present on the surface of the microphone, a successful recording may not be possible. Be sure to clean the microphone surface before using this unit.


Type Back electret condenser type
Pickup pattern Super-directional / unidirectional / omnidirectional (selectable)
Dimensions (Approx.) 27.4 mm × 81.8 mm × 99.3 mm
(1 1/8 in. × 3 1/4 in. × 4 in.)
(excluding the wind screen and projecting parts)
Mass Approx. 77.3 g (2.8 oz)
Supplied items Shotgun Microphone (1), Wind screen (1), Connector protect cap (attached) (1), Case (1), Set of printed documentation

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Multi Interface Shoe is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

© 2019 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan


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