Article ID : 00012766 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

What kind of external microphone can be used?

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

The Sony® ECM-CG50 Shotgun Microphone is recommended. Optional microphones with a 3.5mm diameter mini-plug can also be used.


  • Sound is only recorded on the left side when using a monaural microphone
  • If your camera is equipped with a Multi interface shoe, an external XLR microphone can be used by attaching a XLR-K1M XLR adaptor which is sold separately. In this case, the audio can be recorded in both L/R channels when even if a monaural microphone is used
  • Some microphones may not be compatible or have poor sensitivity. A test recording is recommended before actual use to ensure the sound will record properly.