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Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder

Perfect Pro Camcorder for On-the-move Recording

When it comes to pro-quality run-and-gun video production, you really can’t go wrong with a Sony HXR-MC2500 shoulder-mount AVCHD camcorder. Sweetwater video pros recommend this camera for concert videography, interviews, and most other essential video applications. A 26.8mm Sony G wide-angle lens delivers high-quality optical imaging, and thanks to the HXR-MC2500’s onboard Exmor R CMOS sensor, you get excellent low-light performance too. When it comes to recording on the move, the onboard Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode delivers 10-fold camera shake and sway reduction, so the only one who’ll know how bumpy the footage could have been will be you. Time code and user bit embedding, as well as redundant recording, put the finishing touches on the Sony HXR-MC2500.

Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder-mount AVCHD Camcorder at a Glance:

  • Excellent optics deliver clear imaging, even in low light
  • Continuous control options let you get creative
  • Monitoring options let you frame your shots with confidence
  • Get smooth stabilization with SteadyShot and Active Mode
  • Full support for professional production workflows

Excellent optics deliver clear imaging, even in low light

When it comes to shooting great video, there’s no substitution for stellar optics and imaging. The Sony HXR-MC2500 starts off strong with a 26.8mm Sony G lens, considered by many video professionals to be on par with the best optics out there. These optics are backed by a 1/4″-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is famous for its superb low-light handling. A 12 x optical zoom (2.9mm to 34.8mm) lets you frame wide or get in close for flexible shot composition.

Continuous control options let you get creative

Speaking of shot composition, if you want to get maximum creative control, then being able to adjust key parameters on the fly is absolutely essential. That’s why Sweetwater video pros love the HXR-MC2500’s assignable lens ring, which lets you put focus, white balance, exposure, and other settings at your fingertips. Another extremely cool way to control your settings is via WiFi. Start and stop recording, zoom in, adjust the iris, and even touch to auto focus – all from your smartphone or tablet!

Monitoring options let you frame your shots with confidence

An OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder provides you with extremely accurate monitoring, even in dim environments. This high-contrast, wide-angle viewfinder offers approximately 1.44 million dots of high-contrast resolution, ensuring that you’ll never miss a critical detail. In addition to pristine viewing, all the essential information you need is available at a glance, so you won’t have to take your eye off the action. And when it comes to low-position shooting, the 3″ high-res LCD panel and handle-mounted controls add an extra degree of utility to the HXR-MC2500.

Get smooth stabilization with SteadyShot and Active Mode

Nothing ruins good footage like bad camera shake, and when you only get one chance to capture the best video you can get, you want Sony’s cutting-edge Active Mode SteadyShot technology. This 3-way shake-canceling system combines optical and digital stabilization to compensate bouncing, shaking, and swaying that plague unmounted recordings. Active Mode processing even covers the rolling shake you get when you walk. How good is it? Let’s just say that if The Blair Witch Project were shot with a Sony HXR-MC2500, then it wouldn’t have made people seasick.

Full support for professional production workflows

Whether you need to attach an optional wireless microphone or record simultaneously to the internal memory and removable media, the Sony HXR-MC2500 has you covered. Its Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) lets you attach after-market options, such as wireless receivers or LED video lights. In addition to the internal 32GB solid-state memory, you can plug in Memory Stick or SD card media, with options to record across both disks (Relay) or redundantly to each (Simultaneous), which is great for backing up your work or passing on footage to another editor. Recording in highly efficient MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec at 50/60p@28 Mbit/s format balances maximum quality for minimal file sizes, and you won’t even have to transcode your footage for any modern NLE software.

Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder-mount AVCHD Camcorder Features:

  • Fixed wide-angle 26.8mm professional-quality Sony G lens offers exceptional imaging
  • 12 x optical zoom (2.9mm to 34.8mm) provides wide range of framing angles
  • 1/4″-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offers exceptional low-light sensitivity
  • Quick AF system delivers precise and clear auto focus, even in challenging low-light environments
  • Full raster 1920 x 1080i AVCHD high-definition recording at up to 24 Mbit/s provides impressive results
  • Assignable lens ring provides you with precise manual focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed control
  • Wide-angle OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder apx 1.44 million dots of high-contrast resolution for perfect framing
  • High-contrast and high-brightness 3.0″-type LCD technology makes monitoring and setting adjustment easy
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode provides 10-fold camera shake and sway reduction
  • Built-in 32GB solid-state flash drive can store up to 3 hours of HD video recorded in PS mode (28 Mbit/s)
  • Media card slot conveniently accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo media cards
  • Combine the internal memory and media card for spanning or redundant recording modes
  • Supports multi-camera production workflows with embedded time code and user bit information
  • Comes complete with lens hood, lens cap, shoe cap, viewfinder eyepiece, microphone, wind screen, and video light diffuser
  • Also includes USB cable, rechargeable battery pack, and AC adapter

Get high-quality HD video and flexible workflow options from Sony’s HXR-MC2500 digital camcorder!

Sony HXR-MC2500


Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/4″ CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 6.59 MP
Effective Sensor Resolution 6.14 MP
Gain 0 to 33 dB
Minimum Illumination 0.8 lux at 1/15 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2300 to 15,000K


Focal Length 2.9 to 34.8mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 to 321.6mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 12x
Max Digital Zoom 200x
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 3.4
Minimum Focusing Distance Entire Zoom Range: 31.5″ / 80.0 cm
Macro: 0.4″ / 1.0 cm
Filter Size 37 mm
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus


Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 1 x SDXC Card Slot
Internal Storage 32 GB


Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC
Recording Modes AVCHD: 
1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (17 to 28 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (24 Mb/s)
Audio Recording 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz


Video Connectors 1 x BNC (Composite) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 1 x Stereo 2RCA Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
1 x USB Mini-B
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi


Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 921,000 Dots


EVF Display Type OLED
Screen Size .39″
EVF Resolution 1,440,000 Dots


Power Consumption 3.3 W


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C


Accessory Mount 1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
2 x Cold Shoe Mount
Built-In Light Yes
Dimensions 10.4 x 9.3 x 6.1″ / 265 x 235 x 155 mm
2.6 x 9.4 x 18.1″ / 65 x 240 x 460 mm (With Protrusions)
Weight 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight 11.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21 x 13 x 12.5″