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Sony HXR-MC2500E AVCHD Professional Camcorder


1/4-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor HD / SD AVCHD camcorder
  • Highly-sensitive Exmor™ R CMOS sensor and built-in LED light
  • Wi-Fi/NFC functions for seamless connection to smartphones
  • Multi-interface (MI) shoe
  • Wide angle view, high contrast OLED viewfinder and 3-inch wide LCD panel
  • AVCHD - Ideal for memory recording

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The Sony HXR-MC2500 gives todays video enthusiasts and live event videographers a camera with a professional look and shooting style that is ideal for weddings, corporate gigs such as conferences or live events. The camera is lightweight enough to enable operators to use it all day, while the familiar shoulder design allows for perfect shoulder balance and professional looking camcorder.

The HXR-MC2500 features a 1/3.95-inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a 12x Zoom Sony G Lens which enable it to capture clear and vivid images in Full HD onto a SDHC/SDXC memory card or the built-in 32GB internal flash memory. With this combination of the internal flash memory and memory card allows recording functions such as “Relay” and “Simultaneous” are available. The Sony NP-F970 enables the camcorder to run for over 12 hours, due to the lower power consumption design of the HXR-MC2500, making it perfect for long-form events such as conferences and weddings.

The HXR-MC2500 is designed to be the ideal, entry-level match for almost any type of non-linear workflow. It’s an exceptionally cost-effective production package for DVD or Blu-ray content, one that’s flexible enough to express your creative ideas and meet your client’s requirements.

Sony HXR-MC2500 Features

Wide-angle G Lens

The HXR-MC2500 comes equipped with a sophisticated G Lens that incorporates Sony's unique optical design technology and quality control, delivering exceptional performance on a par with some of the best lenses in the industry. The HXR-MC2500 itself is optimised to perfectly complement the G Lens with an advanced image sensor and Sony’s famous image processing technology. This improves picture performance whether zooming in on the action, or getting a perspective on the big picture with a 26.8mm* lens offering the widest angles in this class of camera, which enables wide-angle shooting even in tight spaces.

Highly-sensitive Exmor™ R CMOS sensor and built-in LED light

The HXR-MC2500 is capable of shooting clearly even in low-light or indoor environments. Its highly-sensitive Exmor™ R CMOS sensor adopts a back-illuminated technology that enables the image sensor to utilize incidental light more efficiently, helping the videographer to achieve rich image quality even during low-light shooting situations. Moreover, the HXR-MC2500 is also equipped with a convenient built-in LED light for valuable extra illumination when needed.

Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode

This feature ensures smooth movement while recording footage in many challenging shooting situations. In addition, Sony’s innovative 3-Way Shake-Cancelling technology adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. This latest version of image stabilisati

MassApprox 2.80kg(body)
Approx. 6lb 2.8oz (body)
Approx. 3.10kg (with lens hood,Lens Cap, Microphone, Eyecup, Shoe Cap, NP-F570 battery)
Approx. 6lb 13.3oz (with lens hood, Lens Cap, Microphone, Eyecup, Shoe Cap, NP-F570 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D)265.0 x 235.0 x 455.0 mm (body)
10 1/2 x 9 3/8 x 18 inches (body)
265.0 x 240.0 x 460.0 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, Lens Cap, Microphone, Eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 18 1/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, Lens Cap, Microphone, Eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power ConsumptionApprox. 3.3 W (with EVF On, Video light Off)
Approx. 3.3 W (with LCD monitor On, Video light Off)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Battery Operating Time (Continuous Recording Time)"Approx. 285 min with NP-F570 battery (video light Off)
Approx. 135 min with NP-F570 battery (video light On)
Recording Format (Video) - HDMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Recording Format (Video) - SDDV(AVI)
Recording Format (Audio) - HDLinear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Format (Audio) - SDLinear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame Rate (PAL) - HDPS(28Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50P, 16:9
FX(24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
FH(17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
HQ(9Mbps) 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
Recording Frame Rate (PAL) - SDDV(25Mbps) 720 x 576/50i, 16:9, 4:3
Recording Frame Rate (NTSC) - HDPS(28Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60P, 16:9
FX(24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i, 30p, 24p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9
FH(17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i, 30p, 24p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9
HQ(9Mbps) 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9
Recording Frame Rate (NTSC) - SDDV(25Mbps) 720 x 576/60i, 16:9, 4:3
Recording/Playback TimeApprox.145min(Internal Media, PS, LPCM)
Approx.170min(Internal Media, FX, LPCM)
Approx.225min(Internal Media, FH, LPCM)
Approx.380min(Internal Media, HQ, LPCM)
Approx.140min(Internal Media, DV, LPCM)

Lens MountFixed
Zoom Ratio12x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Lengthf = 2.9-34.8mm
equivalent to f=26.8-321.6mm on 35 mm lens(16:9)
equivalent to f=32.8-393.6mm on 35 mm lens(4:3)
IrisF1.8 - F3.4 auto/manual selectable
FocusAF/MF selectable, 10 mm to 8 (Wide), 800 mm to 8 (Tele)
Image StabilizerON(Standard/ACTIVE)/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter DiameterM37 mm

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)1/3.95 inch(4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)Approx.6590K pixels
Effective Picture ElementsApprox.6140K pixels(16:9)/Approx.4600K pixels(4:3)
Minimum Illumination1.4lux(MAN setting : SS 1/25sec , Iris F1.8 , Gain 33dB) [PAL] 1.6lux(MAN setting : SS 1/30sec , Iris F1.8 , Gain 33dB) [NTSC]
0.7lux(MAN setting : SS 1/12sec , Iris F1.8 , Gain 33dB) [PAL] 0.8lux(MAN setting : SS 1/15sec , Iris F1.8 , Gain 33dB) [NTSC]
Shutter Speed1/6 - 1/10,000 [PAL] 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p) [NTSC]
White BalancePreset(Indoor, Outdoor, Color temperature set range:2300-15000K)
Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Gain0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, Auto Selectable

Composite OutputBNC (x1), PAL or NTSC depending on product model
Audio OutputRCA pin
USBmini-AB USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage/Host
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack f3.5mm (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
DC InputDC jack
RemoteStereo mini mini jack f2.5mm (x1)
HDMI OutputType A (x1)
Accessory ShoeMulti Interface Shoe (x1), Cold Shoe (x2)

Viewfinder1.0cm (0.39 inch) OLED Approx. 1.44M dots
Built-in LCD Monitor7.5cm (3.0 inch) Approx. 921K dots.

Built-in Microphone
Built-in MicrophoneOmni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

Internal Memory32GB Flash Memory
TypeMemory Stick Pro Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

Built-in LED Light
Luminous intensity1.0m / Approx.200 lx, 0.5m / Approx.800lx
Lighting angleApprox. 30°
Color temperatureApprox. 5,500K

Supported formatIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency band2.4 GHz bandwidth
NFCNFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
  • 1 x Lens hood
  • 1 x Lens cap
  • 1 x Shoe cap
  • 1 x EVF eyecup
  • 1 x Microphone
  • 1 x Wind screen
  • 1 x Video Light Diffuser
  • 1 x USB adaptor cable
  • 1 x Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F570)
  • 1 x CR-ROM
    Operatong instructions in PDF
  • 1 x Operating instructions
  • 1 x AC-L100C AC adaptor
  • 1 x AC Cable
  • 1 x Warranty
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