- 14.2MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
- Record up to Full HD 1080p60 at 28 Mb/s
- 29mm ZEISS Wide-Angle Lens
- OLED Viewfinder with 2.36 Million Dots
- 62mm Lens Filter Diameter
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- Product: #60626
- SKU: HXR-MC88
To cater to the demands of today’s diverse shooting requirements, the palm-sized and lightweight Sony HXR-MC88 Full HD Camcorder is equipped with the advanced BIONZ X image processing engine, producing more lifelike images and allows for addition of new features that takes advantage of its fast processing. Its large 14.2 megapixel 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor delivers impressive background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, both dark or bright conditions. Clear and steady pictures are achieved even in dark scene with minimum illumination at 1.7lux (1/30 seconds), allowing content creatives to focus on what they do best.
Leveraging on Sony’s expertise in image quality and heritage in camera development, the HXR-MC88 features the Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System, ensuring that fast-moving subjects are captured with amazing sharpness.
The HXR-MC88 comes with 12x optical zoom, which can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom while maintaining full resolution using Super Resolution Technology. In addition, the 14.2 megapixels CMOS sensor and Sony’s Digital Extender can double this range up to 48x, to satisfy the demand for wide-angle to telephoto shooting in various scenes. The XLR audio input terminal and microphone holder add to its operability on top of sound quality and reliability in connection. With the built-in 4 Step ND Filters, the HXR-MC88 can adjust quickly to capture quality content in a multitude of environments, producing sharp, clear images without losing details anytime, anywhere. Ideal as a sub-camera in HD program productions, the HXR-MC88 records in AVCHD, a popular format among content creatives, enhancing editing freedom during post production. Further, users can remotely control the camcorder using the RM-30BP remote commander as well as stream live events through a simple and affordable production ecosystem, when paired with the MCX-500 multi-camera live producer.
Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
The 14.2MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. The sensor gives you low noise and less blur because more light reaches the sensor, offering clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with 1.7 lux minimum illumination. The MC88 integrates an advanced BIONZ X image processor to capture the full pixel readout of the sensor without pixel binning for sharp, vivid imagery.
29mm Wide-Angle Lens
The built-in ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens features a 29mm-equivalent focal length when at its widest setting. The 12x optical zoom can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom. In addition, the digital extender can double this range again, up to 48x zoom.
Built-In ND Filter Wheel
A built-in neutral density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for clear, 1/4 (two stops), 1/16 (four stops), and 1/64 (six stops). This makes it easier to get all the advantages of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots, with no need to use a separate ND filter.
Touchscreen 3.5" OLED LCD Panel
The MC88 has an enhanced 0.39" 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder and a 3.5" 1.5 million dot LCD. The high-resolution OLED viewfinder offers quality brightness, contrast, and response, giving you better control of manual focus operations and eliminating any colour-breaking phenomenon.
Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus
Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF (autofocus) comprises a number of features: phase-detection AF, face detection, and lock-on autofocus technology to estimate subject movement. They all work together seamlessly to capture fast-moving subjects with amazing sharpness. The HXR-MC88's intuitive touchscreen interface allows you to select an autofocus point with ease.
Dual Media Slots
To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the HXR-MC88 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) or PRO-HG Duo. Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full; Simul mode allows for simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example, to create an immediate backup version). The HXR-MC88's two start/stop buttons on the handle grip and camcorder body can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.
Multi Interface (MI) Shoe with XLR Handle
The proprietary Multi Interface Shoe allows the camera to talk directly to a range of accessories from Sony without requiring separate wiring. The included dual XLR handle allows two 3-pin XLR inputs with 48V phantom power to connect to the MI shoe, and can be removed to utilise other MI accessories.
The HXR-MC88 features a standard 2.5 mm LANC input to remotely control focus, zoom, rec start/stop, and rec review using an optional RM-1BP or RM-30BP remote controller. The camera also features HDMI type A and multi-/micro-USB outputs for monitoring, a stereo headphone jack, and it features a built-in stereo microphone and mono speaker.
Assignable Lens Ring
The lens ring can be set to manually control focus, exposure, white balance, iris, or shutter speed to give you direct access without going through the camera's menu.
Support for Sony's professional V-series battery line means it has solid battery life performance; it comes with a 7.3V, 950mAh NP-FV970A battery.
The HXR-MC88 is designed to work seamlessly with Sony's optional MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer, a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multicamera live event shoot. When used with the separately available MCX-500 and Remote Commander RM-30BP, a tally indicator will automatically appear on each HXR-MC88's LCD panel and viewfinder with a red icon indicating when the shot is live (PGM), while green indicating preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to nine video inputs, five channel stereo inputs including XLR with both internal recording, and live streaming via Ustream, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.
|Image Sensor||1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor|
|Sensor Resolution||1920 x 1080 (14.2 MP)|
|Gain||0 to 33 dB|
|Minimum Illumination||0.8 lux at 1/15 Shutter Speed|
|White Balance Range||2300 to 15,000K|
|Focal Length||9.3 to 111.6mm|
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||29 to 348mm|
|Optical Zoom Ratio||12x|
|Max Digital Zoom||48x ( in 1080p)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/2.8 to 4.5|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Telephoto: 39.4" / 100.0 cm
|Filter Size||62 mm|
|Shutter Speed||1/8 to 1/10,000 sec|
|Built-In ND Filter||Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters|
|Built-In Microphone Type||Stereo|
|Recording Media||2 x SDXC/SDHC Card SlotsAlso Supports Memory Stick PRO Duo in Slot 1|
|Broadcast System Compatibility||NTSC, PAL|
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (17 to 28 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (24 Mb/s)
1440 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (5 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (9 Mb/s)
|Audio Recording||AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio|
|Video Connectors||1 x Multi/Micro-USB A/V Output
1 x HDMI Output
|Audio Connectors||1 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
|Other I/O||1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
1 x USB Mini-B
|Screen Resolution||1,560,000 Dots|
|EVF Display Type||OLED|
|EVF Resolution||2,360,000 Dots|
|Battery Type||Sony V-Series|
|Power Connectors||1 x Barrel (8.4 VDC) Input|
|Power Consumption||<5.3 W|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 60°C|
|Accessory Mount||1 x Multi-Interface Shoe|
|Dimensions||223.5 x 121 x 104 mm (With Protrusions)
236.5 x 181.5 x 130 mm (With Handle)
|Weight||1260 g With Lens Hood, Handle, and Battery|