Sony has launched a new wireless microphone aimed at Vloggers. Sony ECMW2BT has a launch price tag of $229.99 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( check here ).
Sony ECMW2BT features an omnidirectional mic capsule that helps you to pick up voice clearly wherever it’s coming from. You can pair this wireless mic with any Sony camera that supports a Digital Audio Interface via a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe.
It has an attenuator function switch that lets you adjust recording levels ( 0dB, 10dB, 20dB ) to get the best audio out. Sony ECMW2BT ships with a wind screen which you can attach to it to get a cleaner recording with less wind noise when shooting outside.
Sony uses Qualcomm aptX Low Latency Bluetooth codec to transmit between the microphone and receiver units ensuring low latency and good audio quality. According to official specs, you can get up to 600 ft connectivity in locations with fewer obstacles.
Sony ECMW2BT wireless mic Features
Compact, lightweight design
Cable-free digital transmission
High-quality audio transmission using Qualcomm aptX Low Latency Bluetooth codec
Dust and moisture resistant design
Record wirelessly for up to 9 hours
Up to 600 ft (200 m) in locations with good visibility
3.5-mm stereo mini-jack
Connector protect holder ( doubles as a mic stand )
The receiver unit also has an internal mic
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Canon’s new Speedlite EL-1 is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of$1,099.99. This flash was announced back in Oct 2020. Check out the current lowest price for Canon Speedlite EL-1 here. This will ship to customers on February 28, 2021, only.
Specs and Features
Maximum Guide Number of 197 Ft./60m at ISO 100 Zoom Flash Head with Wide Range of 24-200mm.
New Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Utilizing LC-E6 Battery Charger
Improved Recycling Time (0.9 Sec.) and Number Of Flashes (335 Times)
New Active Cooling System Enabling Longer Operation and Improved Thermal Management
More Versatility with Minimal Power Output Range 1/8192
Improved User Interface with New Joystick, Display, and Control Layout
LED Modeling Lamp with Adjustable Brightness and Color Temperature
Same Dust- and Water-Resistance as EOS-1D Series and a New High-Durability Glass Flash Tube
Support of RT Series Flash Products and Wireless Second-Curtain Sync
Full Swivel 180° with Bounce Up To 120°, Built-in Catch Light Panel, and Wide Panel
Bounce Adapter and Two Color Filters Included
CP-E4N battery pack compatible
Canon Speedlite EL-1 has a maximum guide number of 197 ft (60m) at ISO 100 and offers a wide range of 24mm to 200mm flash. This flash uses a new battery that can do a 0.9-sec recycle at full power. The flash head can be swiveled 180 degrees. This flash has weather sealing and has an active cooling system built in to keep the temperature in check.