Vendor Sony

Code HXR-MC88

Stock Manufacturer stock

£995.50 £1,106.00 995.50
Price inc. VAT: £1,194.60

Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RS

To deliver imaging performance previously impossible for a compact camcorder, a large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked 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 minimum illumination 1.7 lux*(1/30 seconds). To fully realise the potential of this large 1.0-type sensor, the MC88 integrates an advanced BIONZ X image processor to capture the full pixel readout of the sensor without pixel binning for vivid, pin-sharp imagery. *LOW LUX mode

Auto Focus Creative Control

AF Drive Speed means you set the speed at which focus switches — rapid for a sports event and slow for a drama production. It’s easy to get the results you need. AF Switching Sensitivity lets you lock tight to a single subject or fluidly switch focus — such as when shooting a line of runners. AF Track Depth allows you to choose a Wide depth of field when a subject is fast moving, while Narrow fine tunes performance for a subject at a consistent distance.

Superb quality monitoring with enhanced OLED viewfinder

You have superb monitoring options with the MC88’s enhanced 0.39-type 2359 K dot OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type 1550K dot LCD. The super high-resolution OLED viewfinder offers excellent quality brightness, contrast and response, giving you better precision of manual focus operations and eliminating any colour-breaking phenomenon. The LCD gives you further flexible composition options.

ND filters

A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops), and 1/64 (6 stops). This makes it easier to get all the advantages of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots, with no need to worry about bringing along and fitting a separate filter.

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) / PRO-HG Duo.* Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full; Simul mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example, to create an immediate back-up 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.

*Memory Stick: Card Slot 1 only.

Versatile connections for professional workflows

The HXR-MC88 features a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, HDMI®, Multi/Micro USB jack, and remote interface to connect with and control remotely a wide variety of compatible Sony accessories, including creating a simple live solution when connected to the optional MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer and RM-30BP Remote Commander.

Image Sensor

 

1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor

 

Sensor Resolution

 

1920 x 1080 (14.2 MP)

 

Minimum Illumination

 

0.8 lux at 1/15 Shutter Speed

 

White Balance Range

 

2300 to 15,000K

 

Lens

 

Focal Length

 

9.3 to 111.6mm

 

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

 

29 to 348mm

 

Optical Zoom Ratio

 

12x

 

Max Digital Zoom

 

48x ( in 1080p)

 

Maximum Aperture

 

f/2.8 to 4.5

 

Minimum Focusing Distance

 

Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Telephoto: 39.4" / 100.0 cm

 

Filter Size

 

62 mm

 

Control Rings

 

Focus
Zoom

 

Camera

 

Shutter Speed

 

1/8 to 1/10,000 sec

 

Built-In ND Filter

 

Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters

 

Built-In Microphone Type

 

Stereo

 

Recording Media

 

2 x SDXC/SDHC Card Slots

 

Recording Modes

 

AVCHD:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (17 to 28 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (24 Mb/s) 
1440 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (5 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (9 Mb/s) 

 

Audio Recording

 

AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio

 

Video Connectors

 

1 x Multi/Micro-USB A/V Output
1 x HDMI Output

 

Audio Connectors

 

1 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output

 

Other I/O

 

1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
1 x USB Mini-B

 

Display

 

3.5" Touchscreen LCD with 1,560,000 Dots

 

EFV

 

0.39" OLED with 2,360,000 Dots

 

Battery Type

 

Sony V-Series

 

Power Connectors

 

1 x Barrel (8.4 VDC) Input

 

Accessory Mount

 

1 x Multi-Interface Shoe

 

Dimensions

 

8.8 x 4.76 x 4.09" / 223.5 x 121 x 104 mm (With Protrusions)
9.31 x 7.15 x 5.12" / 236.5 x 181.5 x 130 mm (With Handle)

 

Weight 2.8 lb / 1260 g