Sony is expanding its professional camcorder line-up with the launch of the new HXR-MC2000E. The HXR-MC2000E adds to Sony’s new category of professional AVCHD file-based memory camcorders with a shoulder-mounted model.

Sony says that superb image quality is guaranteed with features such as the company’s state-of-the-art G-Lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor (which captures up to four million pixels). The extreme wide angle optical G-lens provides a wide angle of up to 29.8mm with a 12x Optical Zoom.

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The new camcorder adopts a back-illuminated technology that enables the image sensor to utilise incident light more efficiently, reducing the amount of noise by approximately half. Sony says that this helps videographers achieve rich image quality even in low light situations. The HXR-MC2000E comes with Optical Steady Shot image stabilisation (Active Mode) with 3-Way Shake Canceling feature to reduce the effects of hand shake.

The HXR-MC2000E includes a built-in 64 GB hard disk drive (HDD), supporting recording of up to 360 minutes in FX mode. Utilising the AVCHD format allows for video compression that offers long recording time of HD content on a multitude of affordable consumer media including memory stick Pro Duo and SD/SDHC cards.

Also available is the Direct Copy feature, which lets you transfer footage to external hard disk drives (USB2.0; under 2TB, FAT32) via a USB cable, when connected to AC power, for PC-free back-up and archiving.

1920 x 1080 full HD recording

Exmor™ R CMOS sensor

64GB internal flash memory

Wide angle 29.8mm-357.6mm G-Lens (with hood)

12x Optical / 160x Digital Zoom

Optical SteadyShot

2.7” 230k touch panel

External Microphone (stereo mini jack) included