The HXR-MC50U is an ultra-compact, professional, AVCHD camcorder with big camera performance. With premium design characteristics such as wide-angle Sony G lens, single ½.88-inch size Exmor™ R sensor with six million pixels, adaptive MPEG-4 codec, full-raster 1920 x 1080i recording capability, the HXR-MC50U is ideal for multimedia journalists, documentarians, indie filmmakers and any other application where a small, high quality camera is required.
Wide angle professional quality Sony G Lens technology provides exceptional image fidelity.
1/2.88" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offers exceptional low-light sensitivity.
Quick AF system improves precise auto focus even in challenging situations.
Infrared NightShot® night vision filming and photography.
Full raster 1920 x 1080i AVCHD high definition recording at up to 24Mbps.
Standard definition recording using DVD format.
Built-in 64GB solid state hard disk drive can store up to six hours of HD video footage in FX mode.
Media card slot conveniently accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media cards.
Assignable dial allows precise manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed.
3.5" (measured diagonally) wide Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD technology brings higher contrast and brightness to the LCD display.
Optical SteadyShot® Image Stabilization plus the new Active Mode SteadyShot mode provides tenfold camera-shake reduction.
Sony G™ Lens Technology for Wide Angle Shooting.
The HXR-MC50U camera's wide angle, professional-quality Sony G Lens technology provides exceptional image fidelity and resolution. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G Lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images and offer a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting in both photo and video modes.
Sony's exclusive Exmor R technology offers exceptional low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced noise grain. Designed for sub-micron pixel sizes, the Exmor R sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel. This effectively doubles the sensitivity in comparison to conventional CMOS sensors, a dramatic boost in sensitivity that gives rise to superb low-light performance that was previously impossible to achieve. The second generation Exmor R CMOS Sensor used in the HXR-MC50U contains 6.6 million pixels and samples the 16:9 HD frame with more than 4 million pixels, effortlessly capturing fine detail and image texture, yet its sensitivity exceeds that of many 1/3-inch cameras.
The HXR-MC50U camera incorporates an IR illuminator that produces moderate levels of infrared light, enabling effective nighttime imaging under low light conditions. The resulting images are typically higher resolution than other night vision technologies. With the NightShot function turned on, images can be recorded in virtually total darkness of 0 lx (lux).
Touch Screen Viewfinder.
Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD technology brings remarkably high contrast and brightness to the camcorder's wide, 3.5-inch* LCD display. Its glare reduction capabilities deliver more natural, realistic colors and provide easier viewing in bright conditions. A 0.27-inch color viewfinder with 201k pixels is provided for framing the shot when the LCD is closed. The touch screen allows powerful yet simple user interface ranging from menu navigation to content management and creative image control. * Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Manual or Auto Control.
The HXR-MC50U also includes Sony's Spot Focus and Spot Meter systems, which provide an efficient blend of automatic and manual functionality. Using the touch screen, you can tap your finger on a specific region of the LCD screen, and the camcorder will automatically optimize the focus or exposure for the touched part.
Convenient Manual Control Dial.
With a turn of the dial, you can have precise manual control of six key settings: Focus, Exposure, AE Shift, WB Shift, Iris Control, and Shutter Speed Control.
A built-in GPS receiver allows you to view the HXR-MC50U camera's current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or, once downloaded to your PC, using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software.
Provides full raster 1920 x 1080i AVCHD high-definition recording at up to 24Mbps and Long GoP MPEG-2 Standard Definition recording (similar to DVD).