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Sony HXRMC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder, 2.7" Touch Screen, 1920 x 1080i AVCHD, 1/4" CMOS, Built-in 64GB Hard Drive, 12x Optical Zoom

SKU: SOHXRMC2000U MFR: HXR-MC2000U
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About the Sony HXRMC2000U

Sony's HXR-MC2000U shoulder camcorder is loaded with features, yet easy to use.

Advanced technology is now available in a small, easy-to-operate package. Sony's HXR-MC2000U digital HD video camcorder combines extraordinary picture quality with amazing ease of operation. Its finely calibrated auto-settings let you focus on the action, not the camera.

But don't let the simplicity fool you this is a serious camcorder that offers the features that professionals rely on. Like Sony's EXMOR R CMOS sensor for superior picture quality. What's more, the HXR-MC2000U is a tapeless front-end solution for video acquisition that works with most non-linear editing systems.

Add lightness, compact size, and affordability to the mix of features and ease of use, and you've got a camcorder that hits the mark in any shooting situation. Whether you're teaching video production students, making a documentary, or shooting a corporate event or wedding, the Sony HXR-MC2000U is the ideal shoulder-mount camcorder for your shooting and recording needs.

Sony G Lens for Wide Angle Shooting. Sony's unique optical design technology and quality control are the heart and soul of the HXR-MC2000U's sophisticated G Lens, delivering exceptional performance on par with some of the best lenses in the industry. The camcorder perfectly complements the G Lens with an advanced image sensor and Sony's famous image processing technology. Such fine calibration is bound to improve your shooting in all situations, from zooming in for the close-ups, to the 29.8 mm wide angle view in video mode (35mm equivalent).

Sony Exclusive Exmor R CMOS-Sensor with ClearVid Array and BIONZ Image Processor. The HXR-MC2000U's Exmor R CMOS sensor is capable of producing superb image quality, whether in bright daylight, dimly lit interior scenes, or outdoor night scenes. Featuring Sony's independently developed back-illuminated structure, it effectively doubles the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors and provides a dramatic boost in low-light performance. Sony's unique BIONZ image processor takes it even farther, processing the precise visual information to maintain reality, texture, and depth at the settings and styles you select. BIONZ technology faithfully reproduces the scenes or applies effects and visual techniques, depending on your wishes. And all at lightning speed while suppressing noise.

SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode. This new feature ensures smooth movement wherever you're shooting. In addition, Sony's innovative 3-Way Shake-Cancelling technology adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. This latest version of image stabilization technology ensures images that are up to 10 times steadier for wide angle shooting than conventional Optical Steady Shot® images. When you zoom in, an intelligent digital image stabilizer starts to blend in and work together with its optical counterpart to effectively reduce camera shake. This technology is also able to reduce the natural swaying motion that occurs from walking.

Long Operating Time with infoLITHIUM-L® Series Battery and Internal Memory. The camcorder uses standard infoLITHIUM-L series batteries. CMOS imager and DSP technology result in low power consumption for cool running with the camcorder's standard infoLITHIUM L series batteries, compatible with many types of Sony professional camcorders and accessories. With the largest capacity battery NP-F970, you'll have a maximum operating time of approximately 13 hours for AVCHD recording in FH mode. In conjunction with the 64GB built-in memory, this camcorder allows more than six hours of continuous recording at the highest AVCHD quality at 24Mbps.

Record to Cards or Built-in Memory. You have two reliable ways to record with the HXR-MC2000U: onto affordable consumer memory cards or into the camcorder's large capacity 64GB** solidstate memory. This combination of removable and built-in memory is especially convenient when shooting a documentary or news report on the move. When data has been backed up to an HDD or downloaded to a PC for editing, you can simply reuse both removable memory cards and internal memory for your next assignment.

• COMPATIBLE MEMORY CARDS: For detailed information please refer to the specification sheet at the back of this brochure.
• INTERNAL MEMORy: 64-GB

Manual and Auto Control Options. Using the assignable lens ring, you can manually adjust key features like Focus, White Balance, Exposure, AE Shift, Iris priority, and Shutter Speed priority. You can also control the G Lens iris to create an out-of-focus effect in the foreground or background and adjust the shutter speed to create special effects, such as the flowing motion of a waterfall or bird wings in flight. Or use the Intelligent Auto Scene Selection function for simple set-up in adverse lighting or other challenging shooting conditions, such as bright fireworks or sunsets

Powerful Time-Saving Workflow Solutions. When the camcorder is connected to the optional DVDirect® Express (VRD-P1) DVD writer via a USB cable, you only need to press the One Touch Disk button to burn video footage directly onto a DVD without using a PC. This model is also equipped with a down-conversion function that enables DVD burning to SD picture quality. Then play back a DVD you just made by pressing the Play button on the DVDirect Express when the camcorder is connected. With Direct Copy you also have the option of quickly and easily backing up valuable video data on an external hard disk drive, HDD without using a PC. And to find and organize images quickly and efficiently, use the Picture Motion Browser function.

The Sony HXRMC2000U is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Low light, Movies/short films, Weddings and more.The Sony HXRMC2000U is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro videographer among others.The Sony HXRMC2000U is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony HXRMC2000U: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Great sound, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance.

Sony HXRMC2000U Includes

  • AC Adaptor AC-L100
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F570
  • Power cord
  • Microphone (Stereo) ECM-PS1
  • Wind Screen
  • Eyecup
  • Lens hood
  • Lens cap
  • Composite cable RCA (3)
  • USB cable (mini-B)
  • USB Adaptor cable (for external HDD) VMC-UAM1
  • Application Software
  • CD-ROM
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Zoom range/performance (13) , Great picture quality (11) , Image stabilization (11) , Good in low light (9) , Easy to use (8) , Great sound (7) , Large clear LCD (4)
Cons:
Complicated to operate (3)
Best Uses:
Documentaries (9) , HD shooting (7) , Low light (7) , Movies/short films (7) , Weddings (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro videographer (7) , Enthusiast (3) , Semi-pro (2)

Sony HXRMC2000U Features

  • Wide angle professional quality Sony G Lens technology provides exceptional image fidelity
  • 12x zoom: 2.8mm to 36.8mm provides wide angle of view (29.8mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • 1/4" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offers exceptional low-light sensitivity (3 lux)
  • Quick AF system improves precise auto focus even in low light situations
  • Full raster 1920 x 1080i AVCHD high definition recording at up to 24Mbps
  • DVD quality Standard Definition recording
  • Built-in 64GB solid state hard disk drive can store up to six hours of HD video recorded in FX mode (24Mbps)
  • One Media Card Slot conveniently accepts: SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media cards
  • Assignable lens ring allows precise manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed
  • 2.7" (measured diagonally) PhotoPlus touch screen LCD technology brings higher contrast and brightness to the LCD display
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization and Active Mode SteadyShot mode provide tenfold camera shake reduction even on the telephoto end. In addition, Active SteadyShot corrects camera sway that occurs while walking

Sony HXRMC2000U Specifications

AVCHD Recording Modes (1080 59.94i) HD-FH: 1920 x 1080 @ 17Mbps
HD-FX: 1920 x 1080 @ 24Mbps
HD-HQ: 1440 x 1080 @ 9Mbps
HD-LP: 1440 x 1080 @ 5Mbps
Audio Recording Modes AC3 2ch (Default setting) and AC3 5.1ch can be selected
Effective Picture Elements 2650K pixels
Minimum Illumination 3 lux (1/30 shutter speed)
11 lux (1/60 shutter speed)
Pickup Device ClearVid ExmorR
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/60 - 1/10,000 sec.
Pixel Gross 4200K Pixels
Recording Media 64GB (non-removable) Hard Disk Drive and Memory Stick PRO Duo Media or SD/SDHC, SDXC (Class 4) media
Sensor 1/4-inch second generation Exmor sensor (double sensitivity over conventional CMOS)
Still Actual 2650K Pixels (16:9)
3540K Pixels (4:3)
Still Picture Resolution 7.1 Mega Pixels
Video Active 2650K Pixels (16x9)
1990K Pixels (4:3)
Video Captured Image Resolution 1920 x 1080
Audio Recording Dobly Digital 2CH (AC-3 Stereo)
Continuous Operating Time 365 min. @ FX mode (24Mbps)
475 min. @ FH mode (17Mbps)
685 min. @ HQ mode (9Mbps)
1290 min. @ LP mode (5Mbps)
870 min. in Standard Definition (DVD quality)
Recording Media 64GB internal Solid State HDD
One slot SD/SDHC/SDXC type 4 and Memory Stick ProDuo
35mm Equivalent Video: 29.8-357.6mm (16x9), 36.5-438mm (4:3)
Photo: 29.8-357.6MM (16X9), 27.4-328.8mm (4:3)
Aperture F1.8-3.4
Filter Diameter 37mm
Focal Length 2.9-34.8mm
Focus Full Range Auto
Manual
Image Stabilizer Optical SteadyShot with Active mode (10x more powerful)
Lens Type Sony G-Lens Zoom
Maximum Relative Aperture F 1.8
Optical Zoom 12X
Analog Audio/Video Output(s) L & R audio x 2 RCA, Composite V x1 RCA, Component V. x3 RCA
Audio Out L & R audio outputs RCA x2
Component Out Y, Pb, Pr ( 3 RCA)
Composite Video Out 1 RCA
Digital Audio/Video Output(s) HDMI
Earphone Stereo Mini Jack
MIC In Mini Jack with plug-on power
Memory Stick One slot: Memory Stick ProDuo & SDHG. SDXC cards
Remote 2.5mm LANC jack
USB Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
Weight (w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
5 lb 15 oz (2.7 kg)
Weight (w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/ Battery, w/ Microphone, w/ Recording Media, )
6 lb 6 oz (2.9 kg)
Dimensions W x H X D (w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
10 1/8 × 9 1/4× 18 inch (255 × 232 × 456 mm)
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