Entry-level Full HD professional camcorder suitable for education, corporate and vlogging
Designed to meet fast-growing demand for affordable, easy-to-use video production equipment, the HXR-MC88 offers latest generation imaging performance at breakthrough pricing for a wide variety of Full-HD applications. MC88 is an ideal camcorder for teaching video production, recording corporate or government presentations, vlogging and even video enthusiasts taking the next step forward.
The HXR-MC88 camcorder is lightweight and compact, but fully featured with Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, dual XLR professional audio, built-in ND filters and powerful 48x zoom* for easy on-the-go shooting. A big 1.0 type Exmor RS™ sensor with BIONZ X processing engine offers superb light sensitivity, delivering bright high quality Full HD imagery that makes an immediate impact. A super high resolution OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type LCD give you complete confidence when shooting.
*Using Digital Extender feature, which gives additional 2x magnification.
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.
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.
Dual XLR inputs
Robust XLR inputs on the removable handle support professional standard stereo audio recording. Switchable phantom power supports mics that need it, while independent channel input dials provide precision control.
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.
AVCHD progressive recording
The HXR-MC88 supports well established AVCHD format recording so it’s easy to integrate your content into today’s proven Full HD workflows. Shoot Full HD (1920x1080) at 28Mbps at 60/50P with LPCM audio for up to 290 minutes recording time on a single 64GB SD Card.
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.
The HXR-MC88 features a standard remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack). Focus, zoom, rec start/stop and rec review can be controlled remotely using optional RM-1BP or RM-30BP.
Simple live solution
The HXR-MC88 is designed to work seamlessly with Sony’s MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer, a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot. When used with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander RM-30BP, a tally indicator will automatically appear on each HXR-MC88’s LCD panel and viewfinder – a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while green indicates preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to nine video inputs, five channel stereo inputs, including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via Ustream™, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.
Sensor: 1/0" BSI Exmor RS CMOS
Video Resolution: 1080p
Focal Length: 9.3-111.6mm (29-348mm, 35mm equivalent)
Optical Zoom: 12x
Maximum Aperture: f2.8-4.5
Minimum Focus Distance: 10mm
Auto Focus Points: SPEC
Shutter Speed: 1/6sec - 1/10,000
ISO Sensitivity: SPEC
Screen Size: 3.5"
Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Frame Rate: 60p
Audio Inputs: x2 XLR inputs
Filter Size: 62mm
Power Source: Sony V-Series batteries, AC
What's In the Box
XLR handle unit
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV50A)
AC Adaptor (AC-L200D)
Power cord (mains lead)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder”
Before Using this Unit