Sony HXR-MC88 Overview
The HXR-MC88 Full HD Camcorder from Sony is designed for education, government, and individuals who require a lightweight HD camera solution. The HXR-MC88 features a 14.2MP 1″ Exmor RS CMOS chip with a BIONZ X image processor that can work with as little as 1.7 lux illumination in low-lux mode for sharp images. The camera records up to Full HD 1080p60 at 28 Mb/s in the widely supported AVCHD format.
The Fast Hybrid autofocus system supports phase detection, face detection, and lock-on features to quickly capture sharp, in-focus images. Its fixed 29mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T wide-angle zoom lens features a 12x optical zoom and up to 48x digital zoom, and you can control iris, shutter, and ISO/gain via auto or manual operation. There is also a built-in neutral density filter wheel that cuts light by 2, 4, and 6 stops, allowing you to leave your individual ND filters at home.
The HXR-MC88 features one Sony Multi Interface (MI) Shoe which allows the attachment of proprietary accessories, such as lights and microphones. The camera includes an XLR handle that connects to the MI shoe and provides two 3-pin XLR audio inputs with 48V phantom power.
For live monitoring it has a 3.5″ OLED touchscreen LCD monitor and an 0.39″ viewfinder, both of which provide bright and accurate images. There is an HDMI type A as well as a multi-/micro-USB output. Video can be recorded to dual SDHC/SDXC card slots in relay or simultaneous modes; a Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG or PRO Duo (Mark 2) can be used in the first slot. A battery, AC adapter, lens hood, and lens cap are included.