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Sony Unveils HXR-MC2500 HD Shoulder Camcorder

New wireless connectivity features

Sony HXR-MC2500 camcorder

Park Ridge, N.J. — Sony’s new HXR-MC2500 professional high-definition shoulder-mount camcorder combines high sensitivity, low-light performance and wireless connectivity for event videographers. This newest addition to Sony’s HD range of memory camcorders is a cost-effective successor to the HXR-MC2000U model and offers several enhancements and new features including an improved Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in LED light, OLED viewfinder, WiFi functionality, DV memory recording and a multi-interface shoe.

HXR-MC2500 – Key Features:

• Exmor R CMOS sensor and built-in LED light: The HXR-MC2500 shoots clearly even in low-light or indoor environments. Its highly-sensitive Exmor R CMOS sensor uses a back-illuminated technology that enables the image sensor to process incidental light more efficiently (minimum illuminance of 0.8 lux for NTSC). The HXR-MC2500 is also equipped with built-in LED light for extra illumination.

• OLED viewfinder and LCD panel: The new camera is equipped with a wide-angle view, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with a high resolution of approximately 1.44 million dots. Sony’s viewfinder technologies allow for better tonal reproduction and give the shooter more detailed picture information. The built-in three-inch wide high-resolution LCD panel (approximately 0.92 million dots) also delivers crisp and bright views.

• WiFi/NFC functions for connection to smartphones: The HXR-MC2500 connects to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets via a WiFi connection, enabling monitoring and remote control functions such as start/stop recording, zoom control, iris control and touch auto focus. Its near-field communications (NFC) capabilities allow easy, one-touch wireless connections to compatible mobile devices.

• Embedded 32GB internal flash memory and low power consumption for longer shooting times: A 32GB internal flash memory storage system enables recording times of more than 150 minutes, ideal for event shooting. Using a combination of the internal flash memory and a memory card in the MS/SD slot enables recording functions such as “relay” and “simultaneous” for backup. When Sony’s L-Series InfoLithium battery NP-F970 (optional) is used, the HXR-MC2500 is capable of continuous recording of up to 14 hours.

The HXR-MC2500 HD shoulder camcorder is planned to be available in November 2014, with suggested list pricing to be announced.