Sony HXR-MC88 Camcorder


Product Highlights

  • Revolutionary imaging performance
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus (AF)
  • 29mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • Enhanced 0.39-type 2359K dot OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type 1550K dot LCD
  • AVCHD support
  • Built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel
  • Dual XLR inputs and media slots
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
  • Remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack) wired interface

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Entry-level Full HD professional camcorder suitable for education, corporate and vlogging

Revolutionary imaging performance

Revolutionary imaging performanceExmor RS is a Sony’s CMOS image sensor that adopts a unique back- illuminated and stacked structure. A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0 typestacked CMOS image sensor with BIONZ X processing engine delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity at maximum 1.7lux* for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions.


Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF with touch operation captures the action

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus (AF) comprises a number of features: phase-detection AF, face detection and lock-on auto focus technolo-gy to estimate subject movement. They all work together seamlessly to capture fast-moving subjects with amazing sharpness


Wide-angle zoom lens with great control 

The HXR-MC88 is supplied with a fixed 29mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, ideal for capturing panoramic landscapes. The 12x optical zoom can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom. In addition, the Digital Extender can double this range again, up to 48x zoom.


Superb quality monitoring with enhanced OLED viewfinder

You have superb monitoring options with the HXR-MC88: an enhanced 0.39-type 2359K dot OLED viewfinder and 3.5-type 1550K dot LCD. The super high resolution OLED viewfinder offers excellent quality bright-ness, contrast and response, giving you better precision of manual focus operations and eliminating any colour-breaking phenomenon. The LCD gives you further flexible composition options.

AVCHD support

The HXR-MC88 supports well established AVCHD format recording, delivering exceptional flexibility for all today’s Full HD workflows and easy to integrate your content into existing ones.

 ND filters

A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops), and 1/64 (6 stops). This makes it easier to get all the advantages of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots, with no need to worry about bringing along and fitting a separate filter.

Dual XLR inputs

Two XLR inputs reject electromagnetic interference for unhindered audio. Switchable phantom power supports mics that need it, while true input level controls put you in charge of sound.


Dual media slots

To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the HXR-MC88 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards. Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full; Simul mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version).

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The HXR-MC88 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible various Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (sold separately).

Remote operation

The HXR-MC88 has a featured remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack) wired interface. Using a wired remote controller such as the RM-1BP or RM-30BP the focus, zoom, rec start/stop and rec review can be controlled remotely.


Simple live solution

The HXR-MC88 is designed to work seamlessly with Sony’s MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer, a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot. When used with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander RM-30BP, a Tally indicator will automatically appear on each HXR-MC88’s LCD panel and viewfinder – a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while Green indicates preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to 9 video inputs, 5 channel stereo inputs including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via Facebook Live, and Youtube Live** Facebook live and YouTube live available with V2.0 firmware


What's in the box?

  • 1 x Sony HXR-MC88 Camcorder
  • 1 x XLR handle unit
  • 1 x Lens hood
  • 1 x Lens cap 
  • 1 x Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV50A)
  • 1 x AC Adaptor (AC-L200D)  
  • 1 x Power cord (mains lead)
  • 1 x Warranty
  • 1 x Operating Guide
  • 1 x CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder” 
  • Brand
  • Sony
  • Weight
  • 0.95 kg
  • Mass
  • Approx. 935 g (Approx. 2 lb 1.0 oz) (with lens hood) Approx. 1260 g (Approx. 2 lb 12.4 oz) (with lens hood, handle, NP-FV50A battery)
  • Dimensions
  • 121.0 mm x 104.0 mm x 223.5 mm (4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches) (With the accessories (lens hood), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
  • Power Requirements
  • DC In: 8.4 V / Battery: 7.4 V
  • Power Consumption
  • Approx. 4.9W (while recording with viewfinder and AVCHD 1080/60i FX) / Approx. 5.3W (while recording with LCD and AVCHD 1080/60i FX)
  • Operating Temperature
  • 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature
  • -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
  • Battery Operating Time
  • Approx. 80 min. with NP-FV50A battery (while recording with LCD, AVCHD 1080/60i FX) Approx. 135 min. with NP-FV50A battery (while playing with LCD, AVCHD 1080/60i FX)
  • Recording Format (Audio)
  • AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (Video) AVCHD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz (Audio) AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28 Mbps) AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i/50i FX mode (24 Mbps) FH mode(17 Mbps) AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @29.97p/25p/23.98p, FX mode (24 Mbps) AVCHD (1440 x 1080) @59.94i, 50i LP mode (5Mbps) AVCHD (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (9 Mbps) AVCHD @LPCM 2ch PS Mode Approx. 305 min with 64 GB memory card AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FX Mode Approx. 360 min with 64 GB memory card AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FH Mode Approx. 495 min with 64 GB memory card AVCHD @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode Approx. 880 min with 64 GB memory card AVCHD @LPCM 2ch LP Mode Approx. 1540 min with 64 GB memory card
  • Lens Mount
  • Fixed
  • Zoom Ratio
  • 12x (optical), servo
  • Focal Length
  • f=9.3 - 111.6 mm / equivalent to f=29.0 - 348.0 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9) / equivalent to f=32.8 - 393.6 mm on 35 mm lens (3:2)
  • Iris
  • F2.8 - F4.5 / auto/manual selectable
  • Focus
  • AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
  • Image Stabilization
  • ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
  • Filter Diameter (mm)
  • M62 mm
  • Imaging Device (Type)
  • 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • Effective Picture Elements
  • Approx.14.2M pixels (16:9) / Approx.12.0M pixels (3:2)
  • Built-in Optical Filters
  • OFF: Clear, 1 : 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
  • Minimum Illumination
  • Standard [60i] 3lux (1/60 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB) Standard [50i] 3lux (1/50 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB) LowLux [60i] 1.7lux (1/30 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB) LowLux [50i] 1.7lux (1/25 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
  • Shutter Speed
  • [60i]: 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p) [50i]: 1/6 -1/10,000
  • White Balance
  • Preset (Indoor:3200K, Outdoor:5600K ± 7 steps, Color temparature set range:2300-15000K) One push A, B, Auto selectable
  • Gamma Curve
  • Selectable
  • Audio Input
  • XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
  • Video Output
  • Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (×1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
  • Audio Output
  • Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
  • USB
  • Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
  • Headphone Output
  • Stereo mini jack (x1)
  • Speaker Output
  • Monaural
  • DC Input
  • DC jack
  • Remote
  • Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack, Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
  • HDMI Output
  • Type A (x1)
  • Viewfinder
  • 1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED Approx. 2.36M dots
  • LCD
  • 8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots
  • Built-In Mic
  • Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
  • Warranty
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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