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Sony HXR-MC2500E
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Sony HXR-MC2500E Camcorder

6.59MP 1/3.95 2.8kg Oct 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
The HXR-MC2500 provides a professional look and shooting style which is ideal for weddings, corporate communications or education facilities. While light and easily portable, its full Shoulder... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camcorder rated this camcorder as outstanding on average. If all the camcorders of a comparable age and type are ranked by average user review score then this Sony camcorder is in the top 1%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Sony medium sensor size camcorders have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Anthony : West Yorkshire said on Amazon “Not too heavy to carry on your should, only thing wrong (it has no carry strap” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E, the HXR-MC2500E has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HXR-MC2500E is Full HD, as are most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HXR-MC2500E has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HXR-MC2500E also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years range from 1.1h to 8,700h. At 4.75 hours, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HXR-MC2500E supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the HXR-MC2500E has a fairly big maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E. The average maximum fash memory capacity of medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 24GB.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 921,000 pixels, the HXR-MC2500E has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-MC2500E. The lowest display resolution of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HXR-MC2500E has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very High Viewfinder Resolution

Video cameras of this type and age have viewfinders resolutions of between 1.5 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels. When compared to other camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-MC2500E, the Sony HXR-MC2500E's viewfinder resolution of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|AVI|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HXR-MC2500E is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

Similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago have movie megapixel counts of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 3.9MP. With a movie megapixel count of 6.14 megapixels, the HXR-MC2500E has one of the higher movie megapixel counts amongst video cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

At only 1.8, the HXR-MC2500E has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E. The minimum apertures of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E range from 1.1 to 6.8.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HXR-MC2500E is 1.8mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length is 29mm. With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the HXR-MC2500E has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.7 lux, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-MC2500E the minimum illumination range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HXR-MC2500E is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E, the Sony HXR-MC2500E is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HXR-MC2500E does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The Sony HXR-MC2500E is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HXR-MC2500E does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the HXR-MC2500E is more than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the HXR-MC2500E is very heavy compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-MC2500E. The lightest comparable spec camcorder that has been on the market for more than two years is 76g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Very Big

The Sony HXR-MC2500E is one of the biggest comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago (235 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest camcorder of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E is 17mm high and the biggest is 240mm.

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Very Big

The HXR-MC2500E is one of the biggest similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years (455 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. The average depth of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 100mm.

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Very Big

The widths of medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-MC2500E range from 17mm to 270mm, and the average width is 67mm. When compared to other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-MC2500E, the HXR-MC2500E's width of 265 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1/3.95" Optical Sensor Size

The HXR-MC2500E has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.95". That's 27% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.88".

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 16 April 2016 by Mr. G. Cowan
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent, really please with it. Used it at weddings in low light and it's very good.

Reviewed 6 March 2016 by Ian g wickens
(Verified Purchase)

Very good piece of equipment good value at just over £1000.00...

(Verified Purchase)

Took a couple of days to get used to but really pleased.quit big so if using a tripod it needs to be a good one.I now use it on intelligent auto in dv mode as it is easear to edit on computer.not... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Matthew Edwards

Fantastic all round camera, very light to carry and does everything i need.

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Denis Gjelaj
(Verified Purchase)

Very Happy with the item...

Reviewed 5 August 2015 by Anthony : west yorkshire
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic looking camera with all the functions I needed. Not too heavy to carry on your should, only thing wrong (it has no carry strap). Excellent value for money.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers mc2500, offers mc2500e, offers hxrmc2500, offers hxrmc2500e
Barcodes 00027242884670, 04905524990324
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