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Overview
Sony HXR-MC2500E (HXRMC2500E) 1/4-inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor HD / SD NXCAM AVCHD Camcorder with 12x Zoom Fixed Lens. The HXR-MC2500E provides a professional look and shooting style which is ideal for weddings, corporate communications or education facilities. While light and easily portable, its full Shoulder Mount design means your clients immediately know you mean business. 
Workflow flexibility is enhanced by the ability to record directly onto a removable memory card or a 32GB internal flash memory storage system in High Definition or Standard Definition. With this combination of the internal flash memory and memory card allows recording functions such as “Relay” and “Simultaneous” are available. When Sony’s L-Series InfoLithium battery NP-F970 (optional) is used, the HXR-MC2500E is capable of continuous long recording of up to 14 hours– perfect for those occasions where you don’t want to stop recording, such as weddings or business conferences. 
The HXR-MC2500E is designed to be the ideal, entry-level...
Summary
Camera Type: Professional Camcorder
CODEC: AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4
Form Factor: Shoulder Mount
HDMI Output: Yes
Lens/Mount: Integrated Zoom Lens
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 1920x1080
Recording Media: SD card
SDI Output: No
Sensor Size: 1/4 inch
Sensor Type: Exmor-R CMOS
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Weight: 2-5kg
XLR Audio Input: No
Included in box
  • 1x Lens hood
  • 1x Lens cap
  • 1x Shoe Cap
  • 1x EVF eyecup
  • 1x Microphone
  • 1x Wind screen
  • 1x Video Light Diffuser
  • 1x USB adaptor cable
  • 1x Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F570)
  • 1x CD-ROM Operating instructions in PDF
  • 1x Operating instructions
  • 1x AC-L100C AC adaptor
  • 1x AC Cable
  • 1x Warranty

About the Sony HXR-MC2500E Camcorder

The HXR-MC2500E provides a professional look and shooting style which is ideal for weddings, corporate communications or education facilities. While light and easily portable, its full Shoulder Mount design means your clients immediately know you mean business. 

Workflow flexibility is enhanced by the ability to record directly onto a removable memory card or a 32GB internal flash memory storage system in High Definition or Standard Definition. With this combination of the internal flash memory and memory card allows recording functions such as “Relay” and “Simultaneous” are available. When Sony’s L-Series InfoLithium battery NP-F970 (optional) is used, the HXR-MC2500E is capable of continuous long recording of up to 14 hours– perfect for those occasions where you don’t want to stop recording, such as weddings or business conferences. 

The HXR-MC2500E 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.
NOTE: Depending on your region, the HXR-MC2500 is available in PAL or NTSC models to ensure the best possible performance. See specification for more details

Important NoteHXR-MC2500 is available in NTSC and PAL models to suit the requirements of individual countries. Please contact your Sony reseller for more information on which product will best suit your specific needs.
General
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) - HD PS(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) - SD DV(25Mbps) 720 x 576/50i, 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
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)
Iris F1.8 - F3.4 auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 800 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image StabilizerON(Standard/ACTIVE)/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter DiameterM37 mm
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)1/3.95 type(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)
0.7lux(MAN setting : SS 1/12sec , Iris F1.8 , Gain 33dB)
Shutter Speed1/6 - 1/10,000
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
Input/Output
Composite OutputBNC (x1), PAL
Audio OutputRCA pin
USBmini-AB USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage/Host
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack φ3.5mm (x1)
SpeakerOutput Monaural
DC InputDC jack
Remote Stereo mini mini jack φ2.5mm (x1)
HDMI OutputType A (x1)
Accessory ShoeMulti Interface Shoe (x1), Cold Shoe (x2)
Monitoring
Viewfinder1.0cm (0.39 type) OLED Approx. 1.44M dots
Built-in LCD Monitor7.5cm (3.0 type) Approx. 921K dots.
Built-in Microphone
Built-in MicrophoneOmni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Media
Internal Memory Flash Memory 32GB
TypeMemory Stick Pro Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Built-in LED Light
Luminous intensity1.0m / Approx.200 lx, 0.5m / Approx.800lx
Lighting angle Approx. 30°
Color temperatureApprox. 5,500K
WiFi
Supported formatIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
SecurityWEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFCNFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

Wide-angle G Lens
The HXR-MC2500E 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-MC2500E itself is optimised to perfectly complement the G Lens with an advanced image sensor and Sonyhnology and quality control, delivering exceptional performance on a par with some of the best lenses in the industry. your creative ideas and meet yowith a new 26.8mm* lens offering the widest angles in this class of camera, which enables wide-angle shooting even in tight spaces.*35mm or equivalent

Highly-sensitive Exmor™ R CMOS sensor and built-in LED light
The HXR-MC2500E 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 stabilisation technology realizes images that are up to 10x steadier for wide angle shooting than conventional Optical SteadyShot images. As the user zooms in, an intelligent digital image stabiliser starts to blend in and work together with its optical counterpart to effectively reduce camera shake. This technology also reduces shake in the rolling direction that commonly occurs when shooting while walking.

Wide angle view, high contrast OLED viewfinder and 3-inch wide LCD panel
The HXR-MC2500E is equipped with an OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder, offering a high resolution of approximately 1.44 million dots with high contrast levels. Sony’s proprietary viewfinder technologies allow for better tonal reproduction and more detailed picture information when shooting. In addition, there is also the built-in 3-inch wide high resolution LCD panel (approximately 0.92 million dots) for crisp and bright views.

Wi-Fi/NFC functions for seamless connection to smartphones
The HXR-MC2500E can connect to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets via a Wi-Fi connection, enabling monitoring and remote control functions such as start/stop recording, zoom control, iris control and touch auto focus. Furthermore, it is also NFC-capable (Near Field Communications) to allow easy, one-touch wireless connections to compatible mobile devices

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The MI Shoe expands your options to use accessories without cables, such as the UWP-D11 wireless microphone receiver and XLR audio input by XLR adapter.

Manual Lens Ring with Assignable Parameters
Using the assignable lens ring, users can manually adjust key parameters like Focus, White Balance, Exposure, AE Shift, Iris priority and Shutter Speed priority. Users can control the G Lens iris to create an out-of-focus effect in the foreground or background. Shutter-speed can also be controlled to create special effects, such as the flowing motion of a waterfall or bird wings in flight etc.

Ideal for long event shooting with 32GB internal flash memory and low power consumption
A 32GB internal flash memory enables longer duration recording of more than 150 minutes. In addition, by using a combination of the internal flash memory and memory card in the MS/SD slot, recording functions such as “Relay” and “Simultaneous” for backup can be available. 

When Sony’s L-Series InfoLithium battery NP-F970 (optional) is used, the HXR-MC2500E is capable of continuous long recording of up to 14 hours. This is a critical feature for important occasions where operators may not have the luxury to stop the camera, such as during the filming of wedding ceremonies or other live events.

Ergonomic Handle & Controls
The ergonomically designed handle contains a convenient record button and zoom control, essential for low position shooting. There are also cold shoes on the front and rear of the handle, which allow for the attachment of two different types of accessories.

AVCHD – Ideal for Memory Recording
AVCHD is a highly efficient data compression format which greatly reduces memory requirements, maximizing the benefits of file-based recording with high image quality in a small file size. This is made possible by the exceptionally efficient MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec at 50/60p@28mbps. Many consumer electronic devices already support AVCHD playback, and more are on the way. Numerous major NLE software programs feature AVCHD input and editing. The HXR-MC2500E’s Standard Definition recording format is in DV memory format

Additional professional features
A BNC Composite Terminal enables use of BNC cables for a professional secure connection, which prevents cable disconnect during critical shooting occasions such as live recording.

TC/UB Implementation: Time Code and User Bit are included for situations like multi-camera shootsTC/UB Implementation: Time Code and User Bit are included for situations like multi-camera shoots.

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I'd been looking at this camera for some time as a first solid state camcorder for my training video company. The form factor was a serious draw as I wanted it to look professional when on a customers site and while our needs are relatively simple I wanted something that would be easy to use. The price was also a big consideration but don't be put off thinking it's cheap and nasty, it isn't. I was instantly delighted with this camera. Everything seems so logical, the button positions, outputs and on-screen menu, that I was pretty much able to use all the features without opening the manual! The on board light is much more powerful than I'd anticipated and comes with a removable diffuser. The reason it doesn't have 5 stars (though for the price it probably should have 5 stars anyway) is the distance of the eyepiece from the camera body is quite tight and with no lateral adjustment. If you intend to use it outdoors and therefore probably using the eyepiece then you may want to try one out and make sure it's comfortable. Otherwise if you are doing a lot of inside work (like me) you probably will just use the flip up screen (which is excellent). Also, it has a wireless function to connect to a smart phone or tablet which can be used as a remote. I hoped that might enable me to have a wireless monitor (tablet). It works to some degree but when connected you can only control the camera from the phone/tablet. The on board buttons, lens ring, screen and eyepiece go completely dead until you disconnect. The features you can access are limited too and the preview has a bit of a lag as you'd expect. I'd put the wireless function down as a gimmick. Overall this is a brilliant camera for the price. Serious cinematographers might find they want more. I was tempted with the Sony NEX vg900 with interchangeable lenses and full frame but all the reviews point toward it being a fiddle to use, this camera isn't. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget who wants a good solid professional HD camcorder.
4 stars

Leigh Heath on 2016-01-14


Bought as a backup to my sony nx5. Like the new updated features from previous model
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