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Sony HXR-MC2500E
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Sony HXRMC2500E Camcorder

£1,198.80
6.59MP 1/3 2.8kg Oct 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are excellent
Reasonably priced
Not good in terms of size
6 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this video camera rated it as excellent. Over 100% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that owners think this Sony video camera is one of the better video cameras of a similar age and type.

Good Brand

We checked 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 409 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HXR-MC2500E was good value for money. Anthony : West Yorkshire mentioned two years ago “Excellent value for money”. Ian G Wickens rated it 8 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder “Very good piece of equipment good value at just over £1000.00”.

Pricey

The cheapeast camcorders of a comparable age and type that we found costs £24 and the most expensive costs £4,074. We think that this video camera looks expensive for a video camera of a comparable age and type.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One owner who reviewed the Sony HXR-MC2500E concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Anthony : West Yorkshire mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Not too heavy to carry on your should, only thing wrong (it has no carry strap”.

Very Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the HXR-MC2500E is very heavy compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. The average weight of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera is 370g, and the weights range from 50g to 2.8kg.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since October 2014.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HXR-MC2500E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Battery

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera range from 1.1h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 310h. The HXR-MC2500E has a quite long battery life (max) (4.75 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. The Sony HXR-MC2500E has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,000 pixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-MC2500E is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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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 video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HXR-MC2500E supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HXR-MC2500E has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HXR-MC2500E has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HXR-MC2500E has a composite video out. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HXR-MC2500E supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HXR-MC2500E features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HXR-MC2500E has a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder do not have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HXR-MC2500E has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HXR-MC2500E has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HXR-MC2500E has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Storage

Quite Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 0.12GB and the biggest is 160GB. With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the HXR-MC2500E has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Viewfinder

Very High Viewfinder

When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the viewfinder of the HXR-MC2500E of 1,440,000 pixel is one of the highest. The average viewfinder of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 510,000 pixels, and the viewfinders range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder range from 0.3lx to 15lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.7 lux, the Sony HXR-MC2500E has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The HXR-MC2500E has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1.8".

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6.59 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 6.59 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony HXR-MC2500E Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HXR-MC2500E review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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