Tale of the Tape: Sony ECM-B1M vs ECM-B10 Microphones

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The new Sony ECM-B10 Compact Digital Shotgun Microphone is a smaller, lighter, cheaper version of the original Sony ECM-B1M Digital Shotgun Microphone. Here’s how they compare:

Microphone Sony ECM-B1M Digital Shotgun Microphone Sony ECM-B10 Compact Digital Shotgun Microphone
Price $348 $250
Dimensions (H x W x L) 3.22 x 1.08 x 3.91″ / 81.8 x 27.4 x 99.3 mm 3.22 x 1.08 x 3.13″ / 81.7 x 27.4 x 79.3 mm
Weight 2.8 oz / 79 g 2.6 oz / 72 g
Microphone Capsules 8 x Electret Condenser 4 x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omnidirectional Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omnidirectional
Intrinsic noise 14 dB SPL or less (0 dB = 2×10-5 Pa) 15 dB SPL or less (0 dB = 2×10-5 Pa)
Dynamic range 106 dB or more 105 dB or more
Windscreen Included Included

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Sony ECM-B1M and ECM-B10 feature identical controls

Digital Audio is compatible with Sony Alpha 1, a9 II, a7R IV, a7S III, a7 IV, a7C, FX3 & ZV-E10.
Analog Audio is compatible with Sony a9, previous a7 series, a6000 series (excluding Alpha 6000), a99, a99 II, RX10 series, FDR-AX43, AX45, AX60, AX700, AX40, AX53, AX55, AXP55, AX33, AXP33, AX30, AXP35, PXW-Z90, FX6, HXR-NX80, MC88

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