Product Code: 1632594

Sony ECM-680S Electret Condenser M/S Stereo Shotgun

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The Sony ECM-680S is an MS stereo electret condenser-type shotgun microphone, ideal for a broad range of field production and broadcast studio applications. With newly-developed microphone capsules, it offers excellent sensitivity, low inherent noise, and a flat-and wide frequency response. The ECM-680S has switchable operation between highly directional monaural and stereo modes.

Monaural mode provides highly directional sound pickup, while stereo mode delivers natural and spatial sound. The ECM-680S is compact and lightweight and can be mounted on a boom pole for more versatility.

Key Features: Sony ECM-680S Electret Condenser M/S Stereo Shotgun

  • Superior Sound Quality
    The ECM-680S uses the Mid-Side (MS) technique that offers natural stereo sound and excellent localization. Equipped with newly-developed, large diaphragm, bidirectional microphone capsules, the ECM-680S delivers a superb sensitivity and extremely low inherent noise
  • Switchable between Stereo
    The ECM-680S can operate in either stereo or monaural (uni-directional) mode, allowing it to be used in both field production and news gathering applications. Stereo mode is ideal for capturing environmental sound with natural sound quality, while monaural mode is ideal for clearly capturing voice and sound from a distance. These modes can be selected from the switch on the microphone or from compatible Sony professional camcorders
  • Flat and Wide Frequency Response
    The ECM-680S microphone has a flat-and wide frequency response in both stereo and monaural modes, and will provide sound reproduction that is extremely smooth and natural
  • Compact and Lightweight
    The ECM-680S has been designed to be a compact yet high-performance stereo shotgun microphone, ideal for camera-mounted use, maintaining good balance and mobility when mounted on a range of Sony professional camcorders


  • Capsule Type: Stereo MS electret condenser
  • Frequency Response:
    • Stereo: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Monaural: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Directivity:
    • Stereo: Uni-directional
    • Monaural: Super-cardioid
  • Sensitivity *(1):
    • Stereo: -28 dB ±3 dB
    • Monaural: -32 dB ±3 dB
  • Output Impedance *(2): 100O±20%, Balanced
  • Dynamic Range:
    • Stereo: 104 dB or more
    • Monaural: 106 dB or more
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio *(3):
    • Stereo: 74 dB or more
    • Monaural: 76 dB or more
  • Inherent Noise *(4):
    • Stereo: 21 dB SPL or less
    • Monaural: 20 dB SPL or less
  • Induction Noise From External Magnetic Field *(5): 0 dB SPL or less
  • Wind Noise *(6):
    • 60 dB SPL or less (with windscreen)
    • 55 dB SPL (without windscreen)
  • Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *(7): 124 dB SPL
  • Connector: XLR-5-12C (male)
  • Mic Cable:
    • XLR-5 pin to XLR-5pin (To connect with a Sony camcorder equipped with front 5-pin mic input connector)
    • 380 mm (15.0")
  • Power Requirements: DC 40 - 52 V
  • Dimensions *(8): f20 x 250 mm (f0.8 x 9.8")
  • Weight: Approx. 105 g (3.7 oz)
  • Supplied Accessories:
    • Windscreen (1)
    • Stand screw adaptor (PF 1/2 thread - W 3/8 thread) (1)
    • Stand screw adaptor (PF 1/2 thread - NS 5/8 thread) (1)
    • Operating instructions (1)
    • Mic spacer (2)
    • Mic holder (1)
    • Carrying case (1)

*(1) 0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz
*(2) Output impedance at 1 kHz
*(3) A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa.
*(4) 0dB SPL = 20? Pa.
*(5) dB SPL/1E-7 T, 0 dB SPL = 20? Pa.
*(6) Wind noise at 2m/s (0 dB SPL = 20?Pa.)
*(8) The values for dimensions are approximate

Stereo and monaural modes can be switched from the Sony HDW-F900R CineAlta camcorder, HDW-790 HDCAM camcorder, and PDW-F350/F330 XDCAM HD camcorder

The LED on the microphone lights up when the ECM-680S is set to stereo mode, to easily notify the user that operating mode is currently selected

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Product Specification

Pick-up pattern Cardioid
Type Shotgun
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Interest Bearing

with a choice of repayment plans over 12, 24 or 36 months 9.9% APR (representative)

Buy now pay later

36 month loan with a six month deferral period, 18.9% APR (representative)

Interest Bearing Finance

This option comprises term loan with a choice of repayment plans over:

  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 9.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £936.00  £936.00  £936.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £936.00 £936.00 £936.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £82.06 23 x £42.97 35 x £29.97
Final Instalment £82.06 £42.97 £29.97
Total Amount Repayable £984.72 £1,031.28 £1,078.92
Representative 9.9% APR 9.9% APR 9.9% APR

Buy now pay later

The Buy Now Pay Later option comprises a 36 month loan following a six month deferral period.

During the six-month deferral period, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is partially repaid within six months, the remaining interest will be adjusted to reflect the new balance. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, however, a £29 early settlement fee is payable in respect of repayments within these six months.

Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 18.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Novuna Personal Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six-month deferral period is due to elapse.

  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
Settlement payment £329 -
Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
Total Amount Repayable £329 £416.52
Representative 18.9% APR 18.9% APR

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Product Code: 1632594-wex Manufacturers Part Number: ECM-680S