Sony ECM-Z60 microphone
On M's desk in SkyFall we can see a Sony ECM-Z60 sophisticated zoom microphone attached to the speaker set, identified here earlier as the JBL On Tour XTB. M (Judi Dench) uses this set to call agents handsfree, while standing behind her desk. The microphone could be seen in a clip from SkyFall which was recently released, (spoiler alert) watch the clip here.
Sony's ECM-Z60 super zoom condenser microphone is normally used for recording lectures, speeches, seminars, and other situations where the speaker is distant from your recording position. Features of the ECM-Z60 include a Super Uni-Directional Characteristic, a phase-tube technique to avoid electrical noise interference, a gold plated L-shape miniplug, and a foldable mic stand for easy carrying and set-up.
The mic has 2-way power capability, making it microphone fully portable, as it can be battery-powered with one CR2025 battery, or used indoors on standard AC current using the cable. It uses phase-tube technique, to enhance the uni-directional characteristic, meaning it can be directed to a sound source, and avoids external noise interference for greater clarity.
Sony ECM-Z60 specifications:
Launch date: 30/06/2005
Connectivity technology: Wired
Weight: 21 g
Dimensions W x D x H: 16 x 22 x 106 mm
Cable length: 1 m
Microphone frequency: 100 - 10000 Hz
Microphone operation mode: Omni-directional
Impedance: 2.8 Ω
Battery type: CR2025
Battery life: 300 h