1/4-inch Exmor R™ CMOS Professional AVCHD
Shoulder Mount Camcorder
Making a professional impression
optimised 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 29.8
mm wide angle in Video mode (35mm equivalent).
Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor with ClearVid Array
The HXR-MC2000E provides a professional look and
shooting style which is ideal for weddings, corporate
communications or education facilities. While light and
easily portable, its full Should Mount design means
your clients immediately know you mean business.
Workflow flexibility is enhanced by the ability to record directly onto a removable memory card or a
64GB internal flash memory storage system in High
Definition or Standard Definition.
The latter option provides almost six hours continuous
recording – perfect for those occasions where you
don’t want to stop recording, such as weddings or
business conferences.
The HXR-MC2000E is designed to be the ideal, entrylevel match for almost any type of non-linear workflow. It’s an exceptionally cost-effective production
package for DVD or Blu-ray content, one that’s flexible enough to express your creative ideas and meet
your client’s requirements.
This product comes with PrimeSupport – fast, hasslefree repairs and a helpline offering expert technical
advice. Which gives you the peace of mind that Sony
is looking after your equipment, and your business.
Wide-angle G Lens
The HXR-MC2000E 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-MC2000E itself is
The HXR-MC2000E’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 low-light performance. Autofocus technology is also enhanced to
perform better in low-light conditions, so the G-lens
can quickly achieve sharp focus on a moving subject.
This superb performance in dimly 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
stabilisation 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 stabiliser 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 outof-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
MPEG-2 for SD (Standard Definition) Recording
The HXR-MC2000E 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.
The HXR-MC2000E’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
Ergonomic Handle & Controls
DVDirect & Direct Copy
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.
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
down-conversion function that enables DVD burning
to SD picture quality. Users can playback a DVD they
just created simply by pressing the Play button on the
DVDirect Express when the camcorder is connected.
Flexible Operation with Consumer Memory Cards
The HXR-MC2000E 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 64GB 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 HDD 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.
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 Adaptor Cable (VMC-UAM1).
Peace of Mind
The HXR-MC2000E comes supplied with a 2-year
PrimeSupport contract which offers unique extra services and benefits;
2 years’ cover
Free telephone helpdesk support in English, German,
French, Italian and Spanish.
Collection and replacement product delivery anywhere
in EU, Norway and Switzerland.
Technical Specifications
Power requirements
Power Requirements
(AC adaptor / Battery)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/
Battery, w/Microphone,
w/ Recording Media, )
2.7kg (5 lb 15 oz)
2.9kg (6 lb 6 oz)
Dimension (W x H x D)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/
Battery, w/Microphone,
w/ Recording Media, )
255×232×456mm (10
1/8×9 1/4×18 inch)
255×234×464mm (10
1/8×9 1/4×18 3/8 inch)
Power consumption
viewfinder - normal
brightness (HD / SD)
LCD - normal brightness
(HD / SD)
Operating temperature
0 to +40 deg C (+32 to
+104 deg F)
Storage temperature
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to
+140 deg F)
Battery operating time
Continuous recording
Approx. 280 min (FH, LCD,
NP-F570: fully charged
Full range auto/Manual
Image stabilizer
ON/OFF selectable
Filter diameter
Recording format
Camera Section
Video Format
Imaging device
Audio Format
Minimum illumination
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit,
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit,
Recording frame rate*1
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920 x
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920 x
AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440 x
AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440 x
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i,
576/50i, 480/60p,576/50p,
720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/
60i, MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps)
720 x 576/50i /16:9, 4:3
Recording/Playback time
175 min (2h 55m) with
32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX
Duo FX (24Mbps) Dolby Digital 2ch recording
Shutter speed
Slow and Quick Motion
White balance
1/4-inch type Exmor R™
CMOS with ClearVid pixel
Pixel Gross:Approx.4200K,
Video Actual:Approx.2650K(16:9)
3 lx (Low LUX mode, 1/30
1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)
F1.8 - F3.4
200 fps (fixed) as Smooth
Slow Rec - The picture quality is degraded. (fps : Field
per Sec.)
Auto, outdoor (5800K), indoor (3200K), One-push
(Touch panel)
Mic input
A/V Output
Component Video
Remote Conector
Headphone output
HDMI output
Stereo mini jack (x 1)
Pin Jack
Pin Jack
Stereo mini-minijack
USB device, Mini-AB/HiSpeed (x 1)
Stereo mini jack (x 1)
HDMI connector (x 1)
Zoom ratio
Sony G Lens, 12x (optical),
160x Digital Zoom
Built-in LCD monitor
Focal length
f = 2.9 to 34.8 mm
(equivalent to f = 29.8 to
357.6 mm at 16:9 mode, f =
27.4 to 328.8 mm at 4:3
mode on 35 mm lens)
"MOVIE" position only
0.2 inch-type approx. 201
600dots (300x224x3
[RGB]), 4:3 aspect ratio
2.7 ClearPhoto LCD, approx.
230 400dots(960 x 240),
16:9 aspect ratio
2ch Stereo microphone
Recording Media
Internal Memory
Memory Stick PRO Duo
(Mark2), Memory Stick PROHG Duo, Memory Stick PROHG Duo HX
Recommended capacity:
more than 1GB for AVCHD
shooting , Standard Definition Model / Capacity: more
than 512MB
Supplied Accessories
Power cord
Wind Screen
Lens hood
Lens cap
Composite cable (RCA
USB cable (mini-B)
Rechargeable Battery Pack
Microphone (Stereo)
USB Adaptor cable (for external HDD)
Application Software (CDROM)
AC Adaptor/Charger
E C M - C G 50B P
3.5mm stereo jack shotgun microphone
On-camera LED Video Light
Production Monitors
LP M - 770B P
Portable LCD Field Monitor
Support Plans
P r im eSu ppo r t P lu s B C 1
1-Year Additional Cover for Broadcast and
Pro A/V Products