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Sony HXR-MC50E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony HXR-MC50E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and reliability. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but the viewfinder and price get less positive opinions.

usability, image quality, portability, reliability, battery

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HXR-MC50E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HXR-MC50E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HXR-MC50E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the price.

size, image quality, battery

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HXR-HXRMC50E, HXRMC50ESony HXR-HXRMC50E, HXRMC50E

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HXR-MC50E professional HD camcorder

 

The Sony HXR-MC50E is a Full HD AVCHD camcorder with 64GB of embedded flash memory. Boasting an external stereo microphone, a proprietary lens attachm...

Superb 1080p Full HD video, effective spot focus/exposure, reliable auto mode

Too similar to Sony's high-end consumer offerings, limited audio options

With its bundled external microphone and exceptional image quality, the Sony HXR-MC50E camcorder is a reliable, all-in-one package that doesn't skimp on extras features. Professional videographers may require something a bit meatier though.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony HXR-MC50E review

 

The Sony HXR-MC50E is a Full HD AVCHD camcorder with 64GB of embedded flash memory.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (ninemsn.com.au)

Sony HXR-MC50E professional camcorder review

 

With its bundled external microphone and exceptional image quality, the Sony HXR-MC50E professional camcorder is a reliable, all-in-one package that doesn't skimp on extras features. Professional videographers may require something a bit meatier though.

Superb 1080p Full HD video ; Effective spot focus/exposure ; Reliable auto mode

Too similar to Sony's high-end consumer offerings ; Limited audio options

With its bundled external microphone and exceptional image quality, the Sony HXR-MC50E camcorder is a reliable, all-in-one package that doesn't skimp on extras features. Professional videographers may require something a bit meatier though.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Denis (reevoo.com)

Sony HXR-MC50E

 

Quick response to start shooting. Just the right weight to alleviate tiredness in your arms if you don't carry a mono-pod. Flip out screen is good once you get used to it. If you don't use a tripod then use the external microphone for good sound quality.

I would have been willing to pay more for a bigger view finder with a decent cup, however, when the guarantee runs out I'll be doing a bit of DIY on that part.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Denis (reevoo.com)

Sony HXR-MC50E

 

Quick response to start shooting ; Just the right weight to alleviate tiredness in your arms if you don't carry a mono-pod ; Flip out screen is good once you get used to it ; If you don't use a tripod then use the external microphone for good sound...

I would have been willing to pay more for a bigger view finder with a decent cup, however, when the guarantee runs out I'll be doing a bit of DIY on that part

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

Sony HXR-MC50E

 

Great picture quality & very easy to use.

Microphone holder breaks where it fits into the mini hotshoe. Apparently not covered by warranty. Very poor!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Johan (reevoo.com)

Sony HXR-MC50E

 

Lightweight and easy to carry. Image quality and manual focus excellent

Limited audio features

May, 2012

Consumer review by: MARIGOLD (reevoo.com)

Sony HXR-MC50E

 

lightweight and neat to travel. Good video image and good photo - wide angle. Photos load onto my MAC 17' Laptop Power book MAC OSX VERSION 10.5.8. and work with Photoshop ++++ BUT NOT THE VIDEOS. PLEASE ADVISE ME.

THE VIDEO will NOT DOWNLOAD onto my Above DETAILED PROBLEMS PowerMac LAPTOP MAC OSX Version 10.5.8 The Software is not compatible and wont accept the video. I was not aware of this problem before purchasing this item. So my videos are still not...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium
Video recording time:3.6

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 480

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:12

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.44 - 14.4
Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.44 - 14.4
Focal length range (f-f):0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Power Requirements:AC Adapter 8.4V

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV / No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:64
Internal storage capacity:64

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:200
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.93 / 9.61
Height:2.91 / 5.67
Weight:16.6
Width:3.35

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto