Sony AVCHD HXR-MC50P Ultra Compact Professional AVCHD Camcorder
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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-MC50P 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
With the HXR-MC50P you’ll see the difference in every shot,
especially in those all important situations where lighting cannot
The HXR-MC50P 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 advanced optical technologies and many advanced user features
for such a compact camcorder, the HXR-MC50P is perfect for a wide
range of professional applications allowing you to capture high
quality content in the smallest of form factors
–ECM-CG1 Shotgun Microphone and
–USB adaptor and cable
–A/V connecting cable
–Component A/V Cable
ME 66 Short gun Microphone
Head + K6 Powering Module for Batter/Phantom
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
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 definition quality
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
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 media (optional)
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
Dedicated Shotgun Microphone and Headphone Inputs
The HXR-MC50P 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 minutes)
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 rushes.
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
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
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 sharing
Additional Creative Control and Workflow Features
Power on by simply opening the camera's LCD display
USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC
for fast transfer into your NLE
Record and zoom controls on LCD for more control and flexibility,
especially for overhead or low angle shots
Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on
subject for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
Excellent low light performance
Many compact camcorders struggle in low light, producing grainy
images. Super sensitive Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor reduces image
noise for clearer images. In conjunction with the powerful BIONZ
processor you’ll get great results in low light, idea for
corporate and event videography where light conditions cannot
necessarily be controlled.
Outstanding wide angle shooting.
Shooting in tight situations needs the flexibility of a wide angle
lens. The high quality G Lens by Sony now features enhanced wide
angle performance of 29.8mm (35mm equivalent), meaning an
additional wide angle adaptor may not be necessary, reducing the
weight of the camcorder.
Steady shooting without additional grip equipment
Documentary and video diary productions are often shot hand-held by
non-craft camera operators. New Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
delivers best-ever ‘3-way’ camera shake correction at
all zoom settings, even when you’re walking along. In wide
angle position, you’ll enjoy up to ten times improved
anti-shake performance ideal for delivering watchable content in
different shooting conditions.
For the more experienced camera operators, there's a manual
settings dial for extra control, large XtraFine LCD and view finder
to frame shots precisely, and a supplied external shotgun
microphone for professional audio.
High Quality Full HD pictures
FX Mode captures detail-packed 1920x1080/50i video at a full 24Mbps
– the highest bit-rate specified by the AVCHD
Professional Camcorder for Professional Users
The HXR-MC50P features a professional design with the same cosmetic
finish as the HXR-NX5E, giving the product a high-quality,
professional look, whilst still being able to pass for a consumer
camcorder for covert recording in documentary applications.
It also benefits from a range of supplied professional accessories
including a large Lens Hood, an ECM Shotgun Microphone with holder
and a high capacity battery – ideally suited to the specific
needs and applications of the professional user.