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Sony launches entry-level HD palm-sized camcorder

It comes with fast hybrid auto focus for professional content creators!

   
  • Excellent Imaging performance with a large 1.0 -type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and advanced BIONZ X Image Processor.
  • Fast hybrid autofocus system allows smooth and focused image capturing.
  • 12x optical zoom with clear image zoom of 24X delivering excellent image quality.
  • Built-in ND filters capture high-quality video footage.
  • Dual XLR Handle to ensure advanced sound quality.
  • Simple Live solution: works smoothly with MCX500 multi-camera Live producer.

Sony India today announced the latest addition to its line-up of cost-effective handheld camcorders that allows all content creators to shoot wherever and however they want. The latest HXR-MC88 is well-suited for content creation in any organisations, including schools and offices, offering high picture quality with straightforward operation catering to the demand of today’s diverse shooting requirements. 

“A relevant and strong communication tool today, video content has gradually become one of the most sought-after mediums to connect with audiences in various online settings like trainings, seminars, classes and social media promotions,”

said Mr. Mukesh Srivastava, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony India.

“Our latest camcorder, HXR-MC88 which comes with a 12x optical zoom which can be doubled further, helps organizations create engaging content suitable in a multitude of environments, producing sharp, clear images without losing details anytime, anywhere in line with our commitment to provide customers with optimum solutions for every budget and requirements.”

To cater to the demands of today’s diverse shooting requirements, this palm-sized and lightweight HD camcorder is equipped with the advanced BIONZ X image processing engine, producing more lifelike images and allows for the addition of new features that take advantage of its fast processing. Its large 1.0-type  Exmor RS CMOS sensor delivers impressive background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, both dark or bright conditions. It allows the content creators to click clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with minimum illumination at 1.7lux (1/30 seconds), focusing on what they do best. 

  • Fast hybrid autofocus system allows smooth and focused image capturing

Leveraging on Sony’s expertise in image quality and heritage in camera development, the HXR-MC88 features the Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System with 273 Wide AF coverage, ensuring that fast-moving subjects are captured with amazing sharpness.  

  • 12x optical zoom with clear image zoom of 24X delivering excellent image quality

The HXR-MC88 comes with 12x optical zoom, which can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom while maintaining full resolution using Super Resolution Technology. In addition to this, the 14.2 megapixels CMOS sensor and Sony’s Digital Extender can double this range up to 48x, to satisfy the demand for wide-angle to telephoto shooting in various scenes. 

  • Built-in ND filters capture high-quality video footage.

With the built-in 3 Step ND Filters, the HXR-MC88 can adjust quickly to capture quality content in a multitude of environments, producing sharp, clear images without losing details anytime, anywhere. 

  • Dual XLR Handle to ensure advanced sound quality.

The Dual XLR audio input terminal and microphone holder add to its operability on top of sound quality and reliability in connection. 

  • Simple Live solution: works smoothly with MCX500 multi-camera Live producer.

Ideal as a sub-camera in HD program productions, the HXR-MC88 records in AVCHD, a popular format among content creatives, enhancing editing freedom during post-production. Further, users can remotely control the camcorder using the RM-30BP remote commander as well as to stream live events through a simple and affordable production ecosystem, when paired with the MCX-500 multi-camera live producer.

Availability and Pricing

The HXR-MC88 will be available across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India. 

Model Best Buy Availability
HXR-MC88 Rs. 104,900/- 3rd June 2020 

So, guys, this was the new camcorder from Sony. Do let us know your thoughts on the same in the comments section below!

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Written by Ankit Jha

Ankit is a geek from New Delhi who loves smartphones, games and everything tech. When he's not busy writing here you can find him playing PUBG on his phone!

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