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Sony HXRMC2500E Camcorder

6.59MP 1/3.95 2.8kg CMOS Oct 2014
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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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21 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony camcorder is brilliant. That puts this video camera in the top 1% of all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 3,411 expert and user reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels video cameras range.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed the Sony HXR-MC2500E considered that it was good value for money. Anthony : West Yorkshire wrote in their review of the Sony HXR-MC2500E on Amazon last year “Excellent value for money”. Ian G Wickens wrote on Amazon “Very good piece of equipment good value at just over £1000.00”.

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Anthony : West Yorkshire rated the Sony HXR-MC2500E 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Not too heavy to carry on your should, only thing wrong (it has no carry strap”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-MC2500E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has an HDMI.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 4.75 hours, the HXR-MC2500E has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-MC2500E. Camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HXR-MC2500E have battery life (max)s of between 1.1h and 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 430h.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HXR-MC2500E supports a better memory card type than most medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also support an MS PRO Duo and SD compatible memory cards. 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E the display resolution (numeric)s range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. The HXR-MC2500E has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-MC2500E the flash memorys range from 0.12GB to 160GB, and the average flash memory is 24GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras 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. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E also have a built-in display.

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Very High Viewfinder

Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E the viewfinders range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 510,000 pixels. The HXR-MC2500E has one of the highest viewfinders (1,440,000 pixel) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony HXR-MC2500E is more than most camcorders of this type and age. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Sony video camera.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-MC2500E range from 1.1 to 6.8. At only 1.8, the HXR-MC2500E has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|AVI|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. The Sony HXR-MC2500E has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 26.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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Has Three White Balances

The HXR-MC2500E has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-MC2500E. The white balances "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.7 lux, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HXR-MC2500E. Camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E have minimum illuminations of between 0.3lx and 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.5lx.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony HXR-MC2500E is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-MC2500E are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HXR-MC2500E, the Sony HXR-MC2500E does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-MC2500E are not 3D. The Sony HXR-MC2500E is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HXR-MC2500E does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HXR-MC2500E, the HXR-MC2500E does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HXR-MC2500E is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The HXR-MC2500E has a greater number of included cables than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HXR-MC2500E.

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Very Heavy

The Sony HXR-MC2500E is very heavy (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E. The lightest video camera of a similar spec and age to the HXR-MC2500E is 76g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 390g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HXR-MC2500E has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HXR-MC2500E.

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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 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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

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