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Sony launches two new camcorders

Sony has unveiled two new camcorders ahead of IBC2014.

Sony has unveiled two new camcorders ahead of IBC2014. The PXW-X500 is a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder, while the HXR-MC2500E is an addition to its HD range of memory camcorders.

The PXW-X500 features a three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors, to remove issues associated with motion artefact and rolling shutters. The camcorder, a successor to the PMW-500, is suited to a range of HD production applications including ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries.

Key features include: High sensitivity and high signal-to-noise ratio with B4-mount HD lenses; multi-format recording; Powerful Slow and Quick motion up to 120p framerate; a built-in wireless module that supports file transfer and remote operation; and future upgrade to enable remote live streaming functionality.

The HXR-MC2500E (pictured), has several enhancements over its existing HXR-MC2000E camera model, including an improved Exmor R CMOS sensor, a built-in LED light, OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi functionality, DV memory recording and a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe.

“The HXR-MC2500E is a prime example of how we’ve combined advanced imaging technologies with a host of operational features that the market today needs,” said Robbie Fleming, product marketing manager, at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Our customers now enjoy a more comprehensive product offering from Sony, with this model providing practical functions that professionals need, such as wireless connectivity and longer recording time.”