Nex6 and microphone?

Started Dec 30, 2012 | Questions thread
golfpan
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Re: Nex6 and microphone?
In reply to Sune2, Dec 30, 2012

Unfortunately right now we have to be patient since the 6 has no mic-in port for the older microphones.

The Multi-Interface shoe on the 6, though, has all of the contacts from the old iISO/AAS shoe and the Active Interface Shoe/AIS shoe from Sony's video camera line (as well as the Smart Interface Port from the NEX 3 and 5 series cameras):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi_Interface_Shoe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IISO_flash_shoe

Basically, it has the contacts for everything in the world you could want to connect to it.  But, there is only an adapter right now (that I know of) from MIS to iISO (the ADP-MAA), and not from MIS to AIS, which might conceivably allow the use of Sony's video camera (Handycam) microphones like the ECM-HGZ1 and ECM-HST1 (which use the Active Interface Shoe).

The good news is, the Multi-Interface shoe, since it combines everything, and is on the 6, the a99, the RX1, the VG30, and the VG900, appears to be the new shoe going forward.  Conceivably there will be nice new attachments for the shoe, or at least an MIS to AIS shoe adapter, maybe both.  Why Sony hasn't come out with more MIS attachments yet is beyond me, they could have sold a bunch by now.

In any case, since the pinouts are known, some nice people in Hong Kong will hopefully make a passive MIS to AIS adapter, or some other solution soon.

All the connections are there.  So close, and yet so far.

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