Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Stunning cinematic images and sound – Explore a new dimension in creative artistry. Capture beautifully detailed, cinematic video images plus high-quality audio

14.2 megapixels Exmor® APS HD CMOS Sensor – Large (APS-C size) image sensor captures Full HD video and still images with the quality and selective depth of field of a DSLR

Interchangeable lens – Pick the right E-mount lens for any subject. Shoot beautiful movies with your Carl Zeiss and Sony DSLR lenses (requires adaptor)

18-200mm lens with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode – High-quality lens includes stabilisation to correct for effects of camera shake during handheld video shooting even while walking.

24 Mbps recording – Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity

14.2 megapixel still photos – Capture very high resolution, low noise still images, with DSLR-like picture quality and shallow depth of field

7.5cm/3″ Xtra Fine LCD – Photo-realistic 921k dot resolution wide LCD screen with TruBlack technology for clear, high contrast images

High-resolution Electronic viewfinder (EVF) – With adjustable angle for comfortable composition and viewing of shots from any position, even in bright sunlight

Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone – Advanced mic array with four omnidirectional capsules for crisp sound with improved directivity compared to ordinary camcorder.

External Microphone jack – Jack provided for adding optional external microphone

BIONZ processor – Powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed video and still images plus quick, responsive shooting

Easy-to-use interface – Select and adjust menu functions quickly and easily with clear, intuitive interface

Manual Control – Jog dial plus hotkeys offer intuitive manual control over Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain and White Balance for pro-quality results

Handheld Twilight mode – Automatically shoots and combines high-speed burst of frames to create single low-noise still image in low-light conditions

Advanced Dynamic Range Optimiser – Adjusts exposure and contrast for natural results in high-contrast scenes and backlit portraits

Accessory shoe – Compatible with α flash/lighting systems and other accessories

HDMI® output – Connect camcorder directly to HD TV or PC with compatible input: view your videos in breathtaking Full HD

Record on Memory Stick™ or SD card – Slip in a high-capacity media card and shoot Full HD video (up to 470min with 32GB card) with no tapes or discs to worry about

HDW : This camcorder comes on the heals of the MC50 and by all accounts will produce a cracking image. This will become to de facto camcorder for the wedding boys and girls. The shallow depth of field will be perfect for producing those wonderful romantic shots only afforded by a SDoF. I notice that it also runs on the new Sony “V” battery system now thats good news as I can supply quick charging double battery chargers and V batteries if needed. Call 07769 117 119 for availability from the Glasgow store.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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