Sony HXR-MC1 HD Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony HXR-MC1 HD Camcorder PAL
The HXR-MC1 is an easy-to-use HD camera system, small camera unit and handheld controlling unit with LCD panel.


Camera Head

Imaging Device:
1/5" Exmor CMOS sensor with ClearVid array
Pixel Gross: Approx. 2,360K
Video Actual: Approx. 1,430K (16:9)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, Optical Zoom: 10x (Digital Zoom: 120x)
f/3.2 - 32.0mm
35mm Equivalent: 43 - 507mm (16:9 Camera Mode)
F1.8 - 2.3
Filter Diameter 30mm

Microphone: Stereo Microphone

Splash-proof performance:
IEC60529 IPX2*
*Only the camera head conforms to IEC60529 IPX2. Never use the camcoder under water. The control unit is not designed for splash-proof performance. Do not get the main body of the camera wet.

Control Unit

Video Signal: PAL colour, CCIR standards 1080/50i specification
LCD Screen: 2.7" wide touch panel ClearPhoto LCD Plus display (211K Pixels)
Minimum Illumination: 5 lx (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/25 Shutter Speed )
White Balance: AUTO, INDOOR(3,200K), OUTDOOR(5,800K), ONE PUSH

Video Formats Supported:
HD: AVCHD Video codec: MPEG 4 AVC / H.264, Audio codec: Dolby Digital 2ch
SD: MPEG 2-PS Video codec: MPEG 2, Audio codec: Dolby Digital 2ch (Video aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3)

Video recording average bitrate/VBR (Resolution, Frame rate):
FH mode: Approx. 16Mbps (1920x1080, 50i), HQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (1440x1080, 50i)
SP mode: Approx. 7Mbps (1440x1080, 50i), LP mode: Approx. 5Mbps (1440x1080, 50i)
HQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (720x576, 50i), SP mode: Approx. 6Mbps (720x576, 50i)
LP mode: Approx. 3Mbps (720x576, 50i)

Still Format Supported:
Exif Ver.2.2*
*Exif is a metadata format for still images, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camera's setting information at the time of recording.

Still Resolution:
Still Mode:
Approx. 4 megapixel 4:3 (2,304 x 1,728), Approx. 3 megapixel 16:9 (2,304 x 1,296), Approx. 1.9 megapixel 4:3 (1,600 x 1,200), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480)
Movie Mode:
Approx. 2.3 megapixel 16:9 (2,016 x 1,134), Approx. 1.7 megapixel 4:3 (1,512 x 1,134)
Playback Mode:
Approx. 2.1 megapixel 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480), Approx. 0.2 megapixel 16:9 (640 x 360)

Supported Media:
Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (1GB or larger)

Inputs and Outputs

A/V R*:
COMPONENT OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 3 (576i or 1080i)
AUDIO OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 2
COMPOSITE OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 1 (576i or 1080i)
AUDIO OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 2

*Only one A/V R terminal exists. Optional remote commander, supplied Component A/V cable or A/V connecting cable can be attached to this terminal. It is impossible to use these simultaneously.

HDMI OUT: HDMI Connection x 1
USB Port: Mini B / USB2.0 Hi-Speed

Remote Control Terminal

A/V R*: When using optional remote commander, it is possible to control via this terminal. If used as COMPONENT or COMPOSITE output , control is not available.


Power Requirements: DC6.8V,7.2V battery pack,DC8.4V AC Adaptor
Power Consumption: 3.8W AVCHD recording, LCD back light ON, Recording mode: Initial condition
Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 oC
Storage Temperature: 20 to 60 oC

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Including the projecting parts (excluding cable bush):
Control unit: 81 x 107 x 42mm
Camera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mm
Including the projecting parts and supplied battery and controller hook attached (excluding cable bush):
Control unit: 81 x 122 x 47mm
Camera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mm

Cable Length: 2.8m (between control unit and camera head, non-detachable)

Approx. 500g (Including control unit, camera head and cable. Excluding battery, controller hook and recording media)

Mass (with accessories):
Approx. 580g (including supplied battery, controller hook and recording media)

In the Box

AC Adaptor
Power cord
Component AV cable
AV connecting cable
USB cable
Rechargeable battery pack(NP-FH60)
Controller hook
Cable Clamper
CD-ROM (Video Camera Application Software)
Sony HXR-MC1 manual


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