Sony HXR-MC1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Sony HXR-MC1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Sony HXR-MC1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

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Sony HXR-MC1 overview

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The Sony HXR-MC1 is a unique HD camcorder designed for point of view camera work. Commonly known as a "Crash Cam", the HXR-MC1 is ideal for extreme sports, POV shots, or simply any situation that would otherwise be difficult while using conventional video cameras. The camera comes equipped with an off-board tethered LCD panel which allows for instant framing and footage review. The camera's housing is splash proof, making it capable of traversing adverse conditions without any problem.

The Ultimate "Crash Cam"
The HXR-MC1 makes a great POV camera for virtually any extreme situation. Whether it's strapped to the side of a motorcycle or skateboarding around the city, the camera opens up a multiple of shooting options impossible with conventional cameras of its class. Very cool.
AVCHD High Definition Recording
AVCHD is a variation on interfame codecs such as HDV and XDCAM. The advantage is that it uses a standard H.264 compression algorithm, making it highly efficient without sacrificing large portions of memory. Less bandwidth allows the camera to record directly to inexpensive MemoryStick media.
Exmor Inside
The camera's chip incorporates Sony's patented Exmor technology, boasting color fidelity and image quality in a variety of lighting situations.
ClearVID CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensor is positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
Flash Memory Recording Storage
The HXR-MC1 provides AVCHD video in a number of quality levels. The ability to record up to 16Mb/s onto a single card makes the camera not only incredibly versatile, but allows users to record onto inexpensive media. If longer runtimes are needed, the camera will record at lower bit rates to increase run time per card.
In the Box
Sony HXR-MC1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
  • Camera Module
  • AC Adapter Power Cord
  • Charger
  • Wide-Angle Lens Adapter
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • NP-FH70 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Controller Hook
  • Cable Clamper
  • CD-ROM (Video Camera Application Software)
  • CD-ROM (Manuals for Digital HD Video Camera Recorder)
  • Operating Guide
  • Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony HXR-MC1 specs

    Signal System 1080/60i, NTSC
    Image Device 1/5" Exmor CMOS Sensor with ClearVid Array
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, 10x Optical Zoom
    f/3.2 32mm (35mm Equivalence 43-507mm)
    30mm Filter Diameter
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
    Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Minimum Illumination 5 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
    Vertical Smear Not Applicable
    Built-in Filters No
    LCD Monitor 2.7", 211,000 Pixels
    Viewfinder No
    Scan Matching Yes
    Different Ranges for Different Record Modes
    Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo (1GB or larger)
    Shutter Speed Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Gain Selection Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Tape Format Not Applicable
    Tape Speed Not Applicable
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Maximum Recording Time Not Applicable
    Memory Slots MemoryStick Pro Duo

    Refer to Sony's website for further compatibility information.

    Audio Dynamic Range Not Applicable
    Audio Signal Format Not Applicable
    Audio Frequency Response Not Applicable
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Applicable
    Input and Output Connectors Component Video: 3-Pin A/V Cable (x1 Output)
    Composite Video: 3-Pin A/V Cable (x1 Output)
    Analog Audio 3-Pin A/V Cable (x2 Output)
    USB 2.0: MiniB
    Power Requirements 6.8, 7.2VDC (with Battery)
    8.4VDC (with AC Adapter)
    Power Consumption 9.8W
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Cable Length 9.2' (2.8m)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Control Unit
    3.3 x 4.8 x 1.8" (8.1 x 12.2 x 4.7cm)

    Camera Head
    1.5 x 1.9 x 3.5" (3.7 x 4.3 x 8.7cm)
    Weight 1.1 lbs (500g)

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