January 23, 2006
Sony ECM-HW1 Bluetooth Wireless Mic
Sony Japan has announced the ECM-HW1 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone to be used with select Sony Handycams. The wireless Mono microphone comes with a receiver. It has a range of 30 meters and the receiver can be attached to the handycams shoe adapter. It can be used with the following Digital Camcorders “DCR-DVD505, DCR-DVD405, DCR-SR100, HDR-HC1, DCR-HC96, DCR-DVD203, DCR-HC41 and DCR-HC90”. If the Camcorder has the ability to record in 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround Sound then the ECM-HW1 can be used as the microphone for the center channel. Sony DCR-DVD505, DCR-DVD405 and DCR-SR100 etc can record in 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The microphone measures 34 x 23 x 65mm and weighs 25 grams and the receiver measures 48 x 53 x 71mm and weighs 58 grams.
The Sony ECM-HW1 Bluetooth Wireless Mic will be available in February for 21,000 Yen ($ 165)