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Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder



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Product Description

  • 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 26.8mm Equivalent Wide-Angle Lens
  • Records SD in DV AVI File
  • OLED Viewfinder with 1.44 Million Dots
  • Flip-Up 3" LCD with 921k Dot Resolution
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Internal 32GB Flash Memory
  • Sony Multi-Interface Hot Shoe
  • BNC Connector on Composite Output
  • SDXC/Memory Stick Card Slot

The HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder from Sony is designed for shooters looking for the inherent stability and professional feel a shoulder-mount form factor provides. It features a 1/4" Exmor R CMOS chip that can work with as little as 0.8 lux illumination when in SD mode, and low light performance is further augmented by a built-in LED light shinning 800 lumens at 1.6; distance. The camera records Full HD in the widely supported AVCHD format and can record SD in the DV codec with an AVI wrapper. Using DV rather than DVD-style MPEG-2 compression for SD means a higher quality thanks to lower compression and compatibility with more editing software. The camera is Wi-Fi enabled allowing you to control it from an app as well as monitor a low-latency live feed on a smartphone or tablet.

Along with two cold shoes, the HXR-MC2500 features one Sony Multi-Interface hot shoe, which allows the attachment of proprietary accessories such as lights and microphones. The hot shoe design means no separate cables will be required for audio accessories and lights will not require a separate battery or power source since they can draw off the camera battery. The two standard shoes provide mounting for third-party lights, field monitors, microphones, wireless receivers, and other on-camera accessories. 

For live monitoring, there is an HDMI output, plus composite output which is on a locking BNC connector to ensure the cable doesn't get accidentally get yanked loose during a live broadcast. Video can be recorded internally to the 32GB flash memory, which stores about 170 minutes hours at the 24 Mbps (FX) quality setting, or a SDHC/SDXC or MemoryStick memory card.

Wide 26.8mm Angle Lens
With 12x zoom, the lens features a 26.8mm equivalent focal length when at its widest setting, helping to minimize the times a wide angle adapter or converter will be required
Exmor R CMOS sensor
The Exmor R CMOS has been redesigned from the previous model to deliver up to 0.8 lux sensitivity in SD mode. In part this sensitivity bump comes from the use of backside illumination, which moves much of the circuity to the back of the sensor enabling larger photosites which can capture more light
OLED Tru-Finder and 3" LCD Panel
The Tru-Finder viewfinder uses OLED technology for a better viewing angle and features a resolution of 1.44 million dots, adequate for critical manual focusing. There is also a 3" LCD panel for when the camera is not being used over the shoulder, which features a 0.92 million dot resolution. The LCD screen can be close or disabled when not in use to conserve battery
Low-Light Shooting
The HXR-MC2500 is capable of up to 0.8 lux minimum illumination when using manual settings with the shutter set to 1/15 second, the iris at f/1.8, and the gain at 33dB. Plus, there is a built-in LED video light that casts 800 lumens brightness when 1.6' from the subject
Wi-Fi Enabled with NFC Connectivity
Through Wi-Fi it is possible to operate a number of camera settings from a smartphone or tablet. You can also monitor a live feed, which is ideal for setups - such as a news conference - where the camera will be placed somewhere that people aren't allowed during the event. The NFC feature saves time, allowing you to pair the camera with NFC-enabled mobile devices simply by tapping the device to the camera. Functions you can access through the app include:
  • Record start/stop
  • Zoom
  • Iris
  • Touch Auto Focus
Hybrid Recording
The camera comes equipped with 32GB of built-in memory, offering approximately 170 minutes in the 24 Mbps (FX) quality setting. There is also a memory card slot that can accept SD, SDHC, SDXC, and Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo cards - all available separately - for even longer recording times. Simultaneous modes lets you record to both media at once, while Relay will roller over from one media to the other once the fist fills up. Relay makes indefinite recording possible, as long as the battery lasts or AC power is available
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
In addition to the two standard cold shoes, the proprietary Multi-Interface shoe allows the camera to talk directly to a range of accessories from Sony without requiring separate wiring. Compatible accessories include microphones, wireless receivers, and even flashes 

Note: Multi-Interface shoe is not compatible with accessories that use the earlier Active Interface (AIS) shoe
DV Recording
In SD mode, the HXR-MC2500 records in DV codec - the same format used by MiniDV tape cameras - and puts the file in an AVI wrapper. This format is supported by most editing programs, and features less compression than the MPEG-2 SD mode found on many other cameras
Assignable Lens Ring
The lens ring can be set to manually control focus, exposure, white balance, iris, or shutter speed - giving you direct access without having to go through the camera's menu
Time Code
It is possible to set SMPTE timecode or user bit (UB) for multi camera productions or to make it easier to locate footage in post
BNC Composite Output
The composite output uses a BNC terminal, which is a locking connector that reduces the risk of accidentally yanking the cable out during a live broadcast
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
In addition to normal optical image stabilization, Active Mode provides compensation for the sway that occurs while waking
Quick AF System
Designed to improve auto focus accuracy even in low-light conditions
L Series Battery
Support for Sony's professional L Series battery line means up to 14 hours of battery life is possible when using the separately available NPF-970 battery

Signal System 1080/60i
NTSC 480/60i
Image Device 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor (back-illuminated)
Pixels Total: 6,590,000
Effective: 6,140,000 (16:9); 4,600,000 (4:3)
Minimum Illumination 1.6 lux: MAN setting: SS 1/30 sec, Iris F1.8, Gain 33 dB 
0.8 lux: MAN setting: SS 1/15 sec, Iris F1.8, Gain 33 dB
Zoom Optical: 12x
Clear Image Zoom: 24x
Digital: 200x
Zoom Control Servo/manual
Focal Length f= 2.9 to 34.8 mm
35mm Equivalent 16:9: f= 26.8 to 321.6 mm 
35mm Equivalent 4:3: f= 32.8 to 393.6 mm
Iris f/1.8 to F3.4 -- auto/manual selectable
Focusing Distance Wide: 0.4" / 10 mm to ∞
Telephoto: 31.5" / 800 mm to ∞
Focus Control Auto/manual selectable
Image Stabilization ON (Standard/ACTIVE)/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter 37 mm
LCD Monitor 3" LCD
921,000 dots
Viewfinder 0.39" OLED
1.44 million dots
Shutter Speed Range 1/8 to 1/10,000 (1/6 to 1/10,000 in 24p mode)
White Balance Preset: Indoor, Outdoor
Color Temperature Set Range: 2300 to 15000K 
One-push A, B, Auto selectable
Gain 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB -- auto selectable
Video Formats HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
SD: DV codec in AVI wrapper
Recording Rate HD:
PS (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080: 60p 
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080: 60i, 30p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p 
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080: 60i, 30p, 24p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9
HQ (9 Mbps) 1280 x 720: 60p 

DV (25 Mbps) 720 x 480: 60i
Recording Media Internal: 32 GB
Memory Card Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo
Maximum Recording Time Internal Memory / 32 GB SDHC Card:
PS (LPCM): 145 minutes
FX (LPCM): 170 minutes
FH (LPCM): 225 minutes
HG (LPCM): minutes
DV (LPCM): 140 minutes
Audio Signal Format HD: Linear PCM 2-channel; 16-bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2-channel, 16-bit, 48 kHz
SD: Linear PCM 2-channel; 16-bit, 48 kHz
Built-In Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Outputs 1 x HDMI
1 x Composite on BNC female
1 x Analog Audio on 2 x RCA female
1 x Headphone on 3.5 mm mini-jack
USB 1 x USB 2.0 on mini-AB connector -- for data transfer to a computer and connecting a USB mass storage device
Remote 1 x LANC on 2.5 mm sub-mini
Accessory Shoe 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
2 x Cold shoe
Luminous Intensity 3.3' / 1 m: 200 lux
1.6' / 0.5 m: 800 lux
Lighting Angle 30°
Color Temperature 5,500K
Protocol IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency 2.4 GHz
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
Power Requirements Battery Pack: 7.2 VDC
AC Adapter: 8.4 VDC
Power Consumption 3.3 W
Battery Life Approximately 285 minutes with NP-F570 battery -- with video light off
Approximately 135 minutes with NP-F570 battery -- with video light on
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.4 x 9.3 x 6.1" / 265 x 235 x 155 mm -- body only
2.6 x 9.4 x 18.1" / 65 x 240 x 460 mm -- with lens hood, lens cap, microphone, and eyecup (excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Weight 6.2 lb / 2.8 kg (body only)
6.8 lb / 3.1 kg (lens hood, lens cap, microphone, eyecup, shoe cap, and NP-F570 battery)
Package Weight 11.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0

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