The Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone is made for capturing high-quality audio with Cyber-Shot digital cameras or Alpha and NEX professional bodies. It directly passes the audio to the camera that has a multi-interface shoe. You can use the microphone with other cameras as well with the provided stereo mini-jack. The microphone has two capsules that are manually adjustable from 0° to 120°. Put on the included windscreen on the microphone to reduce ambient noise. A carrying pouch is also provided with the microphone for convenient storage and transportation.