Sony's wireless microphone doesn't need a mic jack – just put it on the hot shoe!

Sony's wireless microphone doesn't need a mic jack – just put it on the hot shoe!
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Sony has announced a new, weatherproof wireless microphone that doesn't just transmit wirelessly – it ditches wires altogether, as it doesn't even need to be plugged into the microphone jack. Instead, it communicates via the hot shoe for completely cable-free audio recording.

The Sony ECM-W2BT Wireless Microphone employs the manufacturer's Multi Interface Shoe (MI) technology, which is supported by cameras including the Sony A7C and the Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera. Not only does this prevent the mic jack wire obstructing the visibility and movement of rear screen, it also eradicates cable signal interference for clearer all-digital audio. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.