pick-up pattern of the built-in microphone on camcorders is
omni-directional, meaning that it picks up all sounds in every
direction equally, no matter which direction you point the
camcorder. The ECZ-990 is a 6" long directional, or "zoom"
microphone with a super-cardioid pattern (ellipse shaped). It will
pick up your subject's sound more clearly, reducing side noises.
With 2 positions, narrow and wider, the ECZ-990 has a range of 35
feet, uses 1 "AAA" battery, and comes with a windscreen, shoe mount
and hook-and-loop mounting tape.
Type: Super cardioid electret condenser
Sensitivity Long: 55dB (at 1kHz 1V/µ bar)
Sensitivity Short: 72dB (at 1kHz 1V/µ bar)
Frequency Response: 150-18KHz
Output Impedance Long: 5 (at 1kHz)
Output Impedance Short: 660 (at 1kHz)
Power Source: 1.5V DC (“AAA” Battery)
Max. SPL: 100dB
Signal to Noise: Better than 40dB
Plug Cord Assembly: Coiled cord with 3.5 plug
Accessories: Shoe Mount