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HXR-MC50U - Ultra Compact AVCHD Camcorder
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Sony HXR-MC50U - Ultra Compact AVCHD Camcorder

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Announcing the introduction of the HXR-MC50U - a small camcorder with big camera performance. It combines a Sony wide angle G Lens and a single 1/2.88" size Exmor R sensor with six million pixels to an adaptive MPEG-4 codec.

Announcing the introduction of the HXR-MC50U - a small camcorder with big camera performance. It combines a Sony wide angle G Lens and a single 1/2.88" size Exmor R sensor with six million pixels to an adaptive MPEG-4 codec.


  • 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 Long GoP MPEG-2
  • 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


Lens Specifications

  • Lens Type Sony G Lens
  • Focal Distance 3.8 - 38.0 mm
  • 35mm Equivalent Video: 29.8 - 298 mm (16:9), 36.5 - 365 mm (4:3) Photo:
  • 28.7 - 287 mm (16:9) , 26.3 - 263 mm (4:3)
  • Aperture F1.8 - 3.4
  • Filter Diameter 37 mm
  • Focus Full Range Auto / Manual / Touch Panel
  • Optical Zoom 10x
  • Resolution 12 Mega pixel

Exmor R Image Sensor

  • Sensor 1/2.88-inch second generation Exmor R sensor (double the sensitivity over conventional CMOS)
  • Pixel Gross 6631K
  • Video Active 4150K Pixels (16:9), 3110K Pixels (4:3)
  • Video Captured Image Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Still Actual 4500K Pixels (16:9), 6000K Pixels (4:3)
  • Still Picture Resolution 12 Mega pixel
  • Recording Media 64GB (non-removable) Hard Disk Drive and Memory Stick PRO Duo Media or SD/SDHC (Class 4) media

AVCHD Recording Modes (1080 59.94i)

  • HD-FX 1920 x 1080 at 24Mbps
  • HD-FH 1920 x 1080 at 17Mbps
  • HD-HQ 1440 x 1080 at 9Mbps
  • HD-LP 1440 x 1080 at 5Mbps

MPEG-2 PS SD Recording Mode (480 59.94i)

  • SD-HQ 720 x 480 at 9Mbps similar to DVD

Audio Recording

  • Audio Recording Modes AC3 2ch (Default setting) and AC3 5.1ch can be selected.


  • Audio/Video Remote Multi-Pin Connector Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
  • Analog Audio/Video Output(s) Included (via A/V Remote Connector)
  • Digital Audio/Video Output HDMI interface
  • USB Port Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output Supplied (via A/V Remote Jack)
  • Headphone Jack Stereo Mini Jack without plug-on powering
  • Microphone Input Yes, with power
  • S-Video Output(s) Optional Cable (via A/V Remote Jack)
  • Active Interface Shoe Yes

Supplied Accessories

  • Lens Hood, Professional Stereo Shotgun Microphone Model ECM-CG1S, AC Adaptor AC-L200,
  • Component A/V Cable, Application Software/USB Driver CD-ROM, High Capacity Rechargeable
  • Battery Pack Model NP-FV70, A/V Connecting Cable, USB Cable VMC-UAM1

Optional Accessories

  • Accessory Kit ACC-V1BP includes NP-FV100 and AC-VGN10

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4 out of 5 stars   Great camera at a Great Price!
By Milt (Reno, NV) September 05, 2011
Review submitted for Sony HXR-MC50U - Ultra Compact AVCHD Camcorder (SNHXRMC50U)
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Pros: Small quality HD camera w, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance, Great Picture Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Easy to Use, Good in Low Light
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: I charged battery and opened LCD unit powered on and displayed a beautiful picture. Easy setup! If you have played with various electronic equipment you figure out easily. HDMI and component video looked pretty awesome on my 40in LCD TV. You will be pleased!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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