Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder

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Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder

B&H # SOHXRMC1500P Mfr # HXR-MC1500E
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

Product Highlights
  • 1/4" ClearVid ExmorR CMOS
  • 1080/50i AVCHD (24Mbps)
  • MPEG-2 SD Mode (9Mbps)
  • 12x Wide Angle Sony G Lens
  • Built-in 32GB Hard Drive
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC & Memory Stick Slot
  • Active SteadyShot
  • 2.7" PhotoPlus Touch Screen

The Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder is the go-to solution when you're ready to leave tape behind and step up to a file-based video workflow. Whether shooting 576i standard-definition or 1080/50i HD video, this sturdy performer will capture hours of high-quality images onto either removable media or a large 32GB internal hard drive. Composite, component, and HDMI ports give you a choice of video output, while the included shotgun microphone is accompanied by a stereo mini jack to attach a second external mic.

Sporting a 12x G lens, 0.2" viewfinder, and 2.7" LCD display, the HXR-MC1500E's impressive form factor is about more than simply saying "pro" to your clients. Unlike smaller, handheld units, this camera can rest comfortably on your shoulder for rock-steady handheld shooting--aided further by Sony's Optical SteadyShot with Active mode. Perfect for weddings, sporting events, and corporate or educational videos, the HXR-MC1500E represents an affordable transition into solid state, professional imaging.

Wide-angle G Lens
The HXR-MC1500E comes equipped with a sophisticated G Lens that incorporates Sony's unique optical design technology and quality control, delivering exceptional performance on a par with some of the best lenses in the industry. The HXR-MC1500E itself is optimized to perfectly complement the G Lens with an advanced image sensor and Sony's famous image processing technology. This improves picture performance whether zooming in on the action, or getting a perspective on the big picture with the 29.8mm wide angle in Video mode (35mm equivalent).
Exmor R CMOS Sensor with ClearVid Array
The HXR-MC1500E's Exmor R CMOS sensor is capable of producing superb image quality even in lowlight conditions. Sony's unique imaging system incorporates exclusive back-illuminated technology that doubles sensitivity compared to conventional CMOS sensors, providing a dramatic boost in lowlight performance. Autofocus technology is also enhanced to perform better in lowlight conditions, so the G-lens can quickly achieve sharp focus on a moving subject. This superb performance in dimly lit indoor scenes and outdoor night scenes is matched by excellent results in bright daylight.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
This feature ensures smooth movement while recording footage in many challenging shooting situations. In addition, Sony's innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling technology adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. This latest version of image stabilization technology realizes images that are up to 10x steadier for wide angle shooting than conventional Optical SteadyShot images. As the user zooms in, an intelligent digital image stabilizer starts to blend in and work together with its optical counterpart to effectively reduce camera shake. This technology also reduces shake in the rolling direction that commonly occurs when shooting while walking.
Manual Lens Ring with Assignable Parameters
Using the assignable lens ring, users can manually adjust key parameters like Focus, White Balance, Exposure, AE Shift, Iris priority and Shutter Speed priority. Users can control the G Lens iris to create an out-of-focus effect in the foreground or background. Shutter speed can also be controlled to create special effects, such as the flowing motion of a waterfall or bird wings in flight etc.
Long Operating Time with infoLITHIUM-L Series Battery
The HXR-MC1500E camcorder uses standard infoLITHIUM L series batteries, which are compatible with many of Sony Professional's camcorders and accessories. The largest capacity battery (NP-F970) provides a maximum operating time of approximately 13 hours using AVCHD recording in FH mode.
Ergonomic Handle & Controls
The ergonomically designed handle contains a convenient record button and zoom control, essential for low position shooting. There are also cold shoes on the front and rear of the handle, which allow for the attachment of two different types of accessories.
Flexible Operation with Consumer Memory Cards
The HXR-MC1500E supports recording directly onto Memory Stick Pro Duo or SD/SDHC cards (please see Specifications for compatible memory cards). This makes it convenient and economical to obtain new media in almost any location. In addition, a large capacity 32GB solid-state memory comes built into the camcorder body. This combination of removable and built-in memory is especially convenient when shooting a corporate event or wedding on the move. When content has been backed up to a hard drive or downloaded to a PC for editing, you can simply reuse both the removable memory cards and internal memory for your next assignment.
AVCHD: Ideal for Memory Recording
AVCHD is a highly efficient data compression format which greatly reduces memory requirements, maximizing the benefits of file-based recording with high image quality in a small file size. This is made possible by the exceptionally efficient MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec. Many consumer electronic devices already support AVCHD playback, and more are on the way. Numerous major NLE software programs feature AVCHD input and editing.
MPEG-2 for SD Recording Format
The HXR-MC1500E's Standard Definition recording format is MPEG-2, which is the same compression codec as standard DVD video discs. If your project will end up on DVD, then using this format can save you production time and maintain the original image quality.
DVDirect & Direct Copy
When the camcorder is connected to the optional DVDirect Express (VRD-P1) DVD writer via a USB cable, a single press of the One Touch Disk button is all it takes to burn video footage directly onto a DVD--without using a PC. This model is also equipped with a downconversion function that enables DVD burning to SD picture quality. Users can play back a DVD they just created simply by pressing the Play button on the DVDirect Express when the camcorder is connected.

With Direct Copy you also have the option of quickly and easily backing up valuable video data on an external hard disk drive (HDD)--without using a PC. Simply connect the camcorder using the supplied USB adapter cable (VMC-UAM1).
Signal System 1080/50i
PAL 576/50i
Image Device 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
4.2MP (2.65MP Effective)
Lens 12x G-Lens 29.8-357.6mm (35mm Equivalent, 16x9 mode), f/1.8-3.4
160x Digital Zoom
37mm Filter Thread
Optical SteadyShot w/Active Mode
Auto/Manual Focus
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Minimum Illumination 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
LCD Monitor 2.7" ClearPhoto LCD, 230,400 Pixels (16:9)
Viewfinder 0.2" Color, 201,600 Pixels (4:3)
Memory Card Slot 1 (SD/Memory Stick Media)
Shutter Speed Range 1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)
White Balance Auto, Outdoor (5800K), Indoor (3200K), One-push (Touch panel)
Recording
Video Formats HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
SD: MPEG-2 PS
Recording Rate AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i
MPEG-2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720 x 576/50i
Recording Media 32GB Internal Solid State Drive
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick ProDuo Media
Maximum Recording Time 175 min @FX (24 Mbps)/Dolby Digital 2ch recording, w/32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HD/SD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz (AC-3 Stereo)
Microphone 2ch Stereo Microphone
General
Input and Output Connectors Component: RCAx3 (x1 Output)
Composite: RCAx1 (x1 Output)
HDMI (x1 Output)
MIC: 3.5mm Mini Jack (x1 Input)
USB (x1 Input/Output)
Audio L/R Output: RCAx2 (x1 Output)
Earphone: Stereo Mini Jack
Remote: 2.5mm LANC (x1 Input)
Power Requirements Battery Pack: 7.2VDC
AC Adapter: 8.4VDC
Power Consumption HD: 3.4W
SD: 2.6W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10 x 9.1 x 18" (25.5 x 23.2 x 45.6 cm)
Weight 5.9 lbs (2.7kg)
Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder
  • AC Adapter/Charger
  • Power Cord
  • NP-F570 Battery Pack
  • ECM-PS1 Stereo Microphone
  • Wind Screen
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Eyecup
  • Composite Cable (RCAx3)
  • USB Cable (Mini-B)
  • USB Adapter Cable
  • CD-ROM w/Application Software
  • Limited 90-Day B&H Warranty
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    SonyHXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder
     
    4.5

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        5.0

        Sony = Insurance

        By TURI

        from Shkoder

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder:

          Great Image Quality. Pleasant "Auto WB". nice in low light. Great "image stabilization". Created for people that don't wont to move many rings and buttons. Just ON & GO. Long lasting NP-F970. lowest Power Consumption (3.4W!!!) Even with such a low price, What else! Read the Headline ... I'm sorry only that I can't give more than 5*

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          4.0

          Good Buy

          By T D

          from Boston MA

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder:

              Great picture and sound quality; not professional.

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              4.0

              Recommend!

              By Joseph

              from New York, NY

              About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Travel

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • In The Studio
              • Wedding

              Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder:

              Easy to use.. Long battery life...

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              5.0

              Would love to buy a smaller version

              By Avtar

              from Amritsar - India

              About Me Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Highly Compatible
              • High quality

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500E Shoulder Mount PAL AVCHD Camcorder:

              very good performance. But size should be compact.

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