Product Code: HXRMC50E
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Experience incredible imaging performance for such a compact camcorder,
with up to 6 hours Full HD recording on a 64GB internal memory and more on
optional memory card.
The HXR-MC50E features a high resolution Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor. This new
Sensor developed by Sony captures amazing, Full HD video with superb contrast,
rich colours and less picture noise.
With the HXR-MC50E you’ll see the difference in every shot, especially
in those all important situations where lighting cannot be controlled.
The HXR-MC50E is equipped with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode anti-shake
technology which means you can capture steady, smooth, high-quality content with
your camcorder, even when moving or zooming in or out.
With exceptional optical technologies and many advanced user features
for such a compact camcorder, the HXR-MC50E is perfect for a wide range of
professional applications allowing you to capture high quality content in the
smallest of form factors.
Uncompressed HD Video Monitor / Recorder
Convergent Design Odyssey 7
is a professional 7.7” OLED monitor with high-end monitor features,
including Waveform, Zebras, Histogram, Vectorscope, Focus Assist,
False Color, Timecode Display and Audio Level Meters, and 1:1 Pixel
Wide Angle G-Lens
Experience Sony’s latest lens technology with the professional-quality G
Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver
brilliant, accurate colour reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In
addition, the 29.8mm lens offers a very wide angle of view. The six bladed iris
offers superb shallow depth of field videography.
10x Optical / 120x Digital Zoom
10x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In
addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 120x) is
clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation with Active Mode
SteadyShot image stabilisation with Active Mode represents the next step
forward in Sony image stabilisation technology. Active Mode improves on existing
SteadyShot image stabilisation by allowing the camera to compensate for greater
degrees of camera shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness.
1/2.88" Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Experience low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and
drastically reduced grain with the back-illuminated "Exmor R" sensor. "Exmor R"
technology captures footage with high resolution and high sensitivity, while the
advanced Sony BIONZ Image Processor improves camera response time and screens
out noise to help ensure that the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible.
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the Exmor CMOS
sensor with ClearVid array for pristine imaging. The BIONZ Image Processor
provides Data Noise Reduction, Fast Image processing, and Data compression. In
addition, the BIONZ Image Processor enables Sony's Dynamic Range Optimiser for
both video and still image capture. The higher processing speed also allows Dual
Recording to capture still images while recording video footage.
Dynamic Range Optimiser
The D-Range (Dynamic Range) Optimiser function adjusts the exposure and
contrast of an image to counter the effects of high-contrast shooting condition,
allowing better picture reproduction. The D-Range Optimiser suppresses
"blackout" in dark areas such as shadows and "whiteout" in bright areas such as
skies. As a result, the footage appears more natural.
1920 x 1080 Full High Definition AVCHD Recording
1920 x 1080i FULL HD resolution gives your production exceptional high
64GB Internal Flash Memory
The built-in 64GB embedded flash memory can record and store up to 6
hours of high definition video footage (HD FX mode at 24Mbps), or up to 48 hours
of standard definition footage (SD HQ mode).
Media Card Slot
The camcorder accepts a wide range of removeable media including: Memory
Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC
3.5" Wide Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD Plus Viewfinder
TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to
the camcorder's 3.5" Wide Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD display, delivering more
natural, realistic colours and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing
glare. An adjustable 0.27" colour viewfinder (201k) allows you to capture video
and frame your shots with the LCD closed.
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The
assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and
shutter speed. Adjusting the iris lets you control depth of field, while shutter
speed allows for control motion blur. There are a total of 6 settings available:
Focus, Exposure, AE Shift, WB Shift, Iris control, and Shutter speed control.
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver and NAVTEQ Maps
A built-in GPS receiver gives you the ability to view your current
location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations with
GPS metadata. This metadata can be viewed using the Map Index function on the
camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion
Browser) software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your
camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
Dedicated Shotgun Microphone and Headphone Inputs
The HXR-MC50E offers a supplied professional shotgun microphone and
mount which coupled with the headphone input allows acquisition and monitoring
of location sound. (Headphones not supplied)
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record
on models such as the HVR-Z5E and Z7E, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of
motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed
individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image, great for analysing the
nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action for sports science
teaching and sports tutoring applications.
2x Faster Quick AF
With the improved autofocus (AF) system, Quick AF, the focusing speed is
twice as fast compared to other Sony compact camcorders. Whether in bright
daylight or in a dimly lit environment, Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and
consistent focus lock, enabling users to shoot in a wide range of scenes without
missing any important moments. When shooting night scenes, conventional AF might
struggle to focus, but thanks to the much improved AF algorithm in Quick AF, you
can get that all important shot.
Intelligent Auto (10 iAuto modes)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by
analysing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings
from ten distinct scene modes: Portrait Mode, Smile Shutter, Backlight Control,
Scenery, Night Scenery Mode, High Sensitivity Mode, Macro Mode, Baby Mode,
Tripod, and Low Light Mode ideal for corporate or video diary applications where
non-camera operators are shooting.
Film Roll Index
Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired clips. When using this
feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of clips and can create clip
indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5
Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC
Store your content in a whole new way with the ability to copy content
from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (optional), all
without a pc or mac. Your camcorder can also access content stored on the
external hard drive for playback on an HDMI monitor or consumer TV, allowing you
to use the camcorder's handy playback features, great for viewing full HD
Smooth Slow Record
The Smooth Slow Record mode increases the frame rate from 50 frames per
second (fps) to 200 fps, allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and
play the video back in 12 seconds. This is a great tool for analysing a golf
swing or a natural history applications.
12MP Digital Still Capture
12 megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution
digital photos while the Dual record capability lets you capture 8.3MP still
images while shooting high definition video - so you can capture still images
without having to switch recording modes.
Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to
transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In
addition, multiple output options let you burn your content to DVD (optional),
as well as being able to upload your rushes with just one click to popular video