Sony HXR-MC50 HD Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony HXR-MC50 HD Camcorder PAL
The HXR-MC50 features a high resolution Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Up to 6 hours Full HD recording on a 64GB internal memory and more on optional memory card.

See also: Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM HD Camcorder



(w / Hood, Microphone w / o Recording Media, Battery): 470 g (1 lb)
(w / supplied Battery, Lens hood and Microphone): 670 g (1 lb 7 oz)
(w / option Battery NP-FV100, Lens hood and Microphone): 770 g (1 lb 11 oz)

Dimension: (W x H x D):
(w / supplied Hood): 85 x 74 x 176 mm (3 3/8 x 3 x 7 in)
(w / supplied Hood, Battery, and Microphone): 85 x 144 x 244 mm (3 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 9 5/8 in)

Power requirements:
Power requirements (AC adaptor / Battery): 8.4 V / 6.8 V

Power consumption:
Viewfinder: HD: 3.2 W / SD: 2.4 W
LCD screen (normal brightness): HD: 3.4 W / SD: 2.6 W

Operating temperature:
0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)

Storage temperature:
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)

Battery operating time:
Continuous recording time: approx. 215 min (NP-FV70: fully charged batt.) / 430 min (NP-FV100: fully charged batt.)

Recording format:
Video format: HD: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (AVCHD), SD: MPEG-2 PS
Audio format: HD: Dolby Digital 2ch / 5.1ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz, SD: Dolby Digital 2ch / 5.1ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz

Recording frame rate*:
AVCHD FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080 / 50i / 16:9, AVCHD FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080 / 50i / 16:9, AVCHD HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080 / 50i / 16:9, AVCHD LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080 / 50i / 16:9, MPEG2 SD HQ (9 Mbps) 720 x 576 / 50i / 16:9, 4:3
*: Due to variable bitrate, 24Mbps is the maximum bitrate for AVCHD FX mode and the average bitrate is being stated for FH, HQ and LP modes.

Recording / Playback time:
175 min (2 h 55 m) with 32 GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX (24 Mbps) Dolby Digital 2ch recording

Still picture resolution (Photo mode):
12 megapixel 4000 x 3000 (4:3), 4000 x 2250 (16:9)

Zoom ratio:
Sony G Lens, 10x (optical), 120 x Digital Zoom

Focal length:
f = 3.8 to 38 mm (equivalent to f = 29.8 to 298 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.5 to 365 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens)**
**: The focal length is when SteadyShot mode is in Active mode Off.

Focus: Full range auto / Manual

Image stabilizer: Active / Standard / OFF selectable

Filter diameter: 37 mm


Imaging device:
1 / 2.88-inch type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Pixel Gross: Approx. 6631 K
Video Actual: Approx. 4150 K (16:9)

Minimum illumination: 3 lx (Low LUX mode, 1/30 shutter)

Shutter speed: 1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)

Iris: F1.8 - F3.4

Slow* Quick Motion function: 200 fps (fixed) as Smooth Slow Rec
*The picture quality is degraded.

White balance: Auto, outdoor (5800 K), indoor (3200 K), One-push (Touch panel)


Mic input: Stereo mini jack (x 1) d 3.5 mm
A / V Remote Conector: Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
USB: USB device, Mini-B / Hi-Speed (x 1)
Headphone output: Stereo mini jack (x 1) d 3.5 mm
HDMI output: HDMI mini connector (x 1)


0.2 inch-type approx. 201,600 dots (300 x 224 x 3 [RGB]), 4:3 aspect ratio

Built-in LCD monitor:
3.5 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots (1920 x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio


5.1ch Surround or 2ch Stereo microphone


Internal Memory: 64 GB Flash Memory

Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Compatible "Memory Stick" type : For AVCHD recording / Capacity: more than 1GB , For Standard Definition recording / Capacity: more than 512 MBSD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card
Recommended Speed Class For AVCHD recording / Class 4 or higher, For Standard Definition recording / Class 2 or higher

In the Box

AC Adaptor / Charger AC-L200
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV70
Microphone (monaural) ECM-CG1S
Wind Screen
Microphone holder
Lens hood
Remote Commander RMT-835
CR2025 Lithium Battery
Component A/V cable
A/V connecting cable
USB cable
USB Adaptor cable VMC-UAM1
Application Software (CD-ROM)
Sony HXR-MC50 Manual


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Compact & Brilliant Image
Rating: 5.0
By from Windsor NSW on
Bought this camera for travel to China and as a second camera to my big one. The image saturation and detail are brilliant even better than my 3 chip JVC. The active image stabilizer is almost as good as having the special hand held device for steadying the footage. Also the ability to adjust lighting, focus, colour balance, +-ev is fantastic, and not too hard once you get the hang of it. The shot gun mic is not too bad either for general use, extremely sensitive! Had to adjust the tone in post, but is almost as good as the Rode shotgun mic. The AVCHD files import directly into Sony Vegas for immediate editing unlike Final Cut which takes hours of transcoding before you can use it. For the price I would highly recommend for almost any use...

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