Simple Live Solution
The Sony HXR-MC88 Handheld Camcorder is intended to work effortlessly with Sony’s MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer, a vigorous and cost-effective switcher that makes it simple for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot.
When utilised with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander RM-30BP, a tally indicator will robotically appear on each Sony HXR-MC88’s LCD panel and viewfinder – a red icon specifies when the shot is live (PGM) while green specifies preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 provisions up to 9 video inputs, 5 channel stereo inputs, including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Ustream™.
The Sony HXR-MC88 features a typical remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack). Focus, zoom, rec start/stop and rec review can be controlled remotely utilising discretionary RM-1BP or RM-30BP.
The Sony HXR-MC88 features a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, HDMI®, Multi/Micro USB jack and remote interface to attach with and control remotely an extensive assortment of companionable Sony accessories, including generating a simple live solution when linked to the discretionary MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer and RM-30BP Remote Commander.
The Sony HXR-MC88 benefits from Sony’s adaptable Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which affords power, signal connections and corresponding on/off switching to companionable Sony accessories. For example, you can link and control Sony UWP-D wireless mic systems (sold separately). Please note that to utilise the MI-Shoe, the XLR handle must be removed.
Dual Media Slots
To extend recording time and workflow adaptability, the Sony HXR-MC88 is fortified with two memory card slots and is companionable with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / PRO-HG Duo.*
Relay mode robotically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is filled; Simul mode permits concurrent recording to two memory cards (for example, to generate an instantaneous back-up version). The Sony HXR-MC88’s two start/stop buttons on the handle grip and camcorder body can self-sufficiently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.
*Memory Stick: Card Slot 1 only.
AVCHD Progressive Recording
The Sony HXR-MC88 provisions well recognised AVCHD format recording so it’s simple to assimilate your content into today’s proven Full HD workflows. Shoot Full HD (1920×1080) at 28Mbps at 60/50P with LPCM audio for up to 290 minutes recording time on a single 64GB SD Card.
Vigorous XLR inputs on the changeable handle support professional standard stereo audio recording. Switchable phantom power provisions mics that need it, while autonomous channel input dials deliver accurate control.
A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel comprises positions for clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops) and 1/64 (6 stops). This makes it simpler to get all the rewards of shallow depth of field even in external day shoots, with no need to worry about carrying along and fitting a separate filter.
Improved OLED Viewfinder
You have excellent monitoring possibilities with the MC88’s improved 0.39-type 2359 K dot OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type 1550K dot LCD. The super high-resolution OLED viewfinder gives you outstanding quality brightness, contrast and response, delivering you improved accuracy of manual focus operations and removing any colour-breaking phenomenon. The LCD gives you additional flexible arrangement options.
Wide-Angle Zoom Lens With Great Control
The Sony HXR-MC88 is provided with a fixed 29 mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens, perfect for capturing panoramic landscapes. The 12 x optical zoom can be amplified to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, in addition, the digital extender can double this range yet again, up to 48x zoom. The camcorder’s lens ring permits smooth, natural tuning of focusing or zooming, contingent on which mode is designated; while the manual dial and buttons on the side of the body permit quick and simple adjustment of IRIS (aperture), ISO/GAIN and shutter speed.
Auto Focus Creative Control
AF Drive Speed means you set the speed at which focus changes — quick for a sports event and leisurely for a drama production. It’s simple to get the results you need. AF Switching Sensitivity enables you to lock tight to a single subject or fluidly switch focus — such as when shooting a line of runners. AF Track Depth permits you to select a Wide depth of field when a subject is fast moving, while Narrow fine tunes performance for a subject at a reliable distance.
Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus (AF) includes a number of features: phase-detection AF, face detection and lock-on auto focus technology to guesstimate subject movement. They all work together effortlessly to capture fast-moving subjects with incredible sharpness. Moreover, an instinctive touch panel interface permits you to choose an autofocus point with comfort. Sony HXR-MC88 makes it easy to capture the shots you need.
The Sony HXR-MC88 is small and lightweight so it can shoot in any situation and its innovative Fast Hybrid AF system is intended to deliver pin-sharp image quality at all times with comprehensive creative control.
Innovative Imaging Performance With Exmor RS
To bring you imaging performance formerly not possible for a compacted camcorder, a big 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor brings you beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and greater sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright circumstances.
The sensor gives you low noise and less blur, since more light influences the sensor, giving you clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with minimum illumination 1.7 lux*(1/30 seconds). To completely realise the potential of this big 1.0-type sensor, the Sony HXR-MC88 assimilates an innovative BIONZ X image processor to capture the full pixel readout of the sensor without pixel binning for vivid, pin-sharp imagery.
* LOW LUX mode
The Sony HXR-MC88 is a 1.0 type Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor palm-sized entry-level camcorder with Fast Hybrid AF, 48x zoom* and AVCHD recording.
This is an entry-level Full HD professional camcorder appropriate for recording corporate or government presentations, teaching video production, vlogging and even video aficionados taking the next step forward. Intended to meet fast-growing requests for inexpensive, simple-to-utilise video production equipment, the Sony HXR-MC88 gives you the latest generation imaging performance at breakthrough pricing for a wide range of Full-HD applications.
The Sony HXR-MC88 camcorder is light and compacted but completely featured with Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, twin XLR professional audio, built-in ND filters and powerful 48x zoom* for simple on-the-go shooting.
A big 1.0 type Exmor RS™ sensor with BIONZ X processing engine gives you excellent light sensitivity, giving you bright high quality Full HD imagery that makes an instant impression. The super high resolution OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type LCD give you comprehensive assurance when shooting.
* Using Digital Extender feature, which gives additional 2x magnification.