Sony HXR-MC88 Full HD Camcorder

Brand:Sony
Product Code:HXRMC88
  • £1,722.00

  • Ex Tax: £1,435.00

Product Highlights

  • 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
  • Flip-Up 3.5" LCD with 1.5 Million Dots
  • Built-In Neutral Density Filter Wheel
  • Sony Multi Interface Hot Shoe
  • HDMI, Micro-USB, and Remote Jacks
  • Dual SDXC/Memory Stick Card Slot

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 color-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 utilize other MI accessories.
Other Connections
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.
V-Series Battery
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.
Live Solutions
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.

XLR handle unit(1)
Lens hood (1)
Lens cap (1)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV50A) (1)
AC Adaptor (AC-L200D) (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Warranty (1)
Operating Guide (1)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder” (1)
Before Using this Unit (1)

Mass
Approx 935g (with lens hood)
Approx. 2 lb 1.0 oz (with lens hood)
Approx. 1260g (with lens hood, ,handle, NP-FV50A battery
Approx. 2lb 12.4oz (with lens hood, handle, NP-FV50A battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1
121.0mm×104.0mm×223.5mm (With the accessories (lens hood) ,excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood) ,excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
130.0 x 181.5 x 236.5 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
5 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements
DC In: 8.4V
Battery: 7.4V
Power Consumption
Approx. 4.9 W (while recording with viewfinder and AVCHD 1080/60i FX)
Approx. 5.3 W (while recording with LCD and AVCHD 1080/60i FX)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 80min. with NP-FV50A battery (while recording with LCD, AVCHD 1080/60i, FX)
Approx. 135 min. with NP-FV50A battery (while playing with LCD, AVCHD 1080/60i, FX)
Recording Format (Video)
AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Recording Format (Audio)
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame Rate
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i/50i FX mode (24 Mbps) FH mode(17 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @29.97p/25p/23.98p, FX mode (24 Mbps)
AVCHD (1440 x 1080) @59.94i, LP mode (5 Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (9 Mbps)
Recording / Playback Time
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch PS Mode Approx. 305 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FX Mode Approx. 360 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FH Mode Approx. 495 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode Approx. 880 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch LP Mode Approx. 1540 min with 64 GB memory card
Lens
Lens Mount
Fixed
Zoom Ratio
12x (optical), servo
Focal Length
f=9.3 - 111.6mm
equivalent to f=29.0 - 348.0mm on 35 mm lens (16:9) 
equivalent to f=32.8 - 393.6mm on 35mm lens (3:2)
Iris
F2.8 - F4.5 auto/manual selectable
Focus
AF/MF selectable
10 mm to ∞ (Wide)
1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter
M62 mm
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements
Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9) / Approx. 12.0 M pixels (3:2)
Built-in Optical Filters
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4 ND, 2: 1/16 ND, 3: 1/64 ND
Minimum Illumination
Standard [60i] 3 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
Standard [50i] 3 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)

LowLux [60i] 1.7 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
LowLux [50i] 1.7 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
Shutter Speed
[60i]: 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
[50i]: 1/6 - 1/10,000
White Balance
Preset (Indoor: 3200 K, Outdoor: 5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range: 2300-15000 K) Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Selectable
Input / Output
Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1) Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
Audio Output
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
USB
Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output
Monaural
DC Input
DC jack
Remote
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack, Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
HDMI Output
Type A (x1)
Monitoring
Viewfinder
1.0 cm(0.39 type)OLED Approx. 2.36 M dots
LCD
8.8 cm ( 3.5 type ) Approx. 1.56 M dots
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Media
Type
Memory Stick Pro Duo™ and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible x1 SD / SDHC / SDXC x1
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
XLR handle unit(1)
Lens hood (1)
Lens cap (1)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV50A) (1)
AC Adaptor (AC-L200D) (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Warranty (1)
Operating Guide (1)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder” (1)
Before Using this Unit (1)