The Sony ECM-B10 applies digital signal processing to sound collected with four high-performance microphone capsules using beamforming technology. Using this microphone, users can adjust how audio is recorded by increasing the sensitivity of the microphone from different directions.
The Sony B10 offers three types of directions in one product, allowing users to easily switch between super-directional, unidirectional and omnidirectional.
When using super-directivity, the microphone collects sound from a narrow field ahead and suppresses sound from another direction. The super-directivity setting is a great choice for journalists for interviews, selfies, and other situations where vote-raising reach is limited on the front.
The ECM-B10 microphone also offers unidirectional sensitivity that suppresses sound from behind while collecting sound from a wide field up front. This option is perfect for recording conversations between multiple people.
For added flexibility, users can also select omnidirectional sensitivity, which captures sound evenly from all directions and is ideal for recording environmental sounds.
The microphone’s compact body is claimed to offer flexibility and mobility even when using gimbals and grips. By connecting the ECM-B10 to the camera via the MI Shoe, users can also experience greater shooting flexibility without the annoying cables of side flip out screens and battery replacement. Power is supplied directly from the camera to the microphone, so users can continue shooting without worrying about the microphone battery running out.