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Sony HXR-MC2500E
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Sony HXR-MC2500E Camcorder

6.59MP 1/3.95 2.8kg CMOS Oct 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type 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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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is terrific. This Sony camcorder in the top 1% of all the similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 3,510 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium sensor size video cameras compared to other brands.

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 video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HXR-MC2500E has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HXR-MC2500E also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

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

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HXR-MC2500E has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E have battery lifes of between 1.1h and 8,700h, and the average battery life is 580h. The HXR-MC2500E has a quite long battery life (4.75 hours) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HXR-MC2500E supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. This Sony video camera also support an MS PRO Duo and SDHC 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The maximum fash memory capacities of video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E range from 0.12GB to 160GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 24GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HXR-MC2500E has a fairly big maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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 age and spec.

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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 similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E. The lowest display resolution of video cameras of this spec and age is 96,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Very High Viewfinder Resolution

The viewfinder resolution of the HXR-MC2500E of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst camcorders of this age and type. Across all the similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E the viewfinders resolutions range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|AVI|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Sony HXR-MC2500E has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E is 3.8MP. At 6.14 megapixels, the HXR-MC2500E has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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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 video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E range from 1.8mm to 44mm. The HXR-MC2500E has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 26.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.7 lux, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-MC2500E is 0.3lx, the biggest is 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-MC2500E, the HXR-MC2500E does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HXR-MC2500E is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HXR-MC2500E does not have a night mode.

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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 of a similar age and spec to the HXR-MC2500E also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-MC2500E is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

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

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Very Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the HXR-MC2500E is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Very Big

With a height of 235 millimeters, the Sony HXR-MC2500E's height is one of the biggest amongst medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E. Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HXR-MC2500E have heights of between 17mm and 240mm.

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Very Big

The average depth of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HXR-MC2500E is 110mm, and the depths range from 15mm to 460mm. The Sony HXR-MC2500E is one of the biggest medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-MC2500E (455 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Big

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E the widths range from 17mm to 270mm. With a width of 265 millimeters, the Sony HXR-MC2500E's width is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HXR-MC2500E has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1/3.95" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HXR-MC2500E is 1/3.95". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Other Features
Lens Cap Included

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 sony hxrmc2500, sony hxrmc2500e
Barcodes 00027242884670, 04905524990324
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