Sony launches its entry-level HD palm-sized camcorder HXR-MC88

Sony India 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.

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

Sony launches its entry-level HD palm-sized camcorder HXR-MC88 3

  1. Excellent Image performance with a large 1.0 -type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and advanced BIONZ X Image Processor

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 addition of new features that takes 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 dark scene with minimum illumination at 1.7lux (1/30 seconds), focusing on what they do best.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Built in ND filters captures 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. 

  1. Dual XLR Handle to ensures 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.

  1. 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

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