HD Mini cam

The HXR-MC1P is an easy to use HD camera system, consisting of a small camera head and a handheld controlling unit with LCD panel and recording function.

This tiny all-in-one camera system needs no extra equipment – simply take it out and start shooting. Also, the camera unit is splash-proof, allowing safe use in tough outdoor conditions, such as rain or when you are shooting near water.

Recording to Memory Stick PRO Duo™

Memory Stick PRO Duo offers the optimum recording media for the compact HXR-MC1P recorder. In addition, the highly efficient compression methods used in both HD and SD modes achieve long recording times, which make the most of Memory Stick PRO Duo’s storage capacity.

In HD recording mode, video is recorded in AVCHD, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264 compression – the same method used in Blu-ray Disc™.

If SD recording mode is selected, video is recorded in MPEG-2.

  • 1080 line recording
  • Memory card HD recording
  • Easy to rig
Camera Head
Imaging Device 1/5″ Exmor™ CMOS sensor with ClearVid™ arrayPixel Gross: Approx. 2,360KVideo Actual: Approx. 1,430K (16:9)
Optics/Lens Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®, Optical Zoom: 10x (Digital Zoom: 120x)f/3.2 – 32.0mm35mm Equivalent: 43 – 507mm (16:9 Camera Mode)F1.8 – 2.3Filter Diameter 30mm
Microphone Stereo Microphone
Splash-proof performance IEC60529 IPX2* *Only the camera head conforms to IEC60529 IPX2. Never use the camcoder under water. The control unit is not designed for splash-proof performance. Do not get the main body of the camera wet.
Control Unit
Video Signal PAL colour, CCIR standards 1080/50i specification
LCD Screen 2.7″ wide touch panel ClearPhoto LCD Plus™ display (211K Pixels)
Minimum Illumination 5 lx (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/25 Shutter Speed )
White Balance AUTO, INDOOR(3,200K), OUTDOOR(5,800K), ONE PUSH
Video Format(s) Supported HD: AVCHD Video codec: MPEG 4 AVC / H.264, Audio codec: Dolby® Digital 2chSD: MPEG 2-PS Video codec: MPEG 2, Audio codec: Dolby® Digital 2ch (Video aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3)
Video recording average bitrate/VBR (Resolution, Frame rate) HD – AVCHD:FH mode: Approx. 16Mbps (1920×1080, 50i), HQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (1440×1080, 50i)SP mode: Approx. 7Mbps (1440×1080, 50i), LP mode: Approx. 5Mbps (1440×1080, 50i)SD: MPEG 2-PSHQ mode: Approx. 9Mbps (720×576, 50i), SP mode: Approx. 6Mbps (720×576, 50i)LP mode: Approx. 3Mbps (720×576, 50i)
Still Format Supported Exif Ver.2.2**Exif is a metadata format for still images, established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association). Files in this format can have additional information such as your camera’s setting information at the time of recording.
Still Resolution Still Mode:Approx. 4 megapixel 4:3 (2,304 x 1,728), Approx. 3 megapixel 16:9 (2,304 x 1,296), Approx. 1.9 megapixel 4:3 (1,600 x 1,200), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480)Movie Mode:Approx. 2.3 megapixel 16:9 (2,016 x 1,134), Approx. 1.7 megapixel 4:3 (1,512 x 1,134)Playback Mode:Approx. 2.1 megapixel 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), Approx. 0.3 megapixel 4:3 (640 x 480), Approx. 0.2 megapixel 16:9 (640 x 360)
Supported Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ (1GB or larger)
Inputs and Outputs
A/V R* COMPONENT OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 3 (576i or 1080i)AUDIO OUT: Component A/V cable > Pin plug x 2COMPOSITE OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 1 (576i or 1080i)AUDIO OUT: A/V connecting cable > Pin plug x 2*Only one A/V R terminal exists. Optional remote commander, supplied Component A/V cable or A/V connecting cable can be attached to this terminal. It is impossible to use these simultaneously.
HDMI OUT HDMI Connection x 1
USB Port Mini B / USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Remote Control Terminal
A/V R* When using optional remote commander, it is possible to control via this terminal. If used as COMPONENT or COMPOSITE output , control is not available.
Power Requirements DC6.8V,7.2V battery pack,DC8.4V AC Adaptor
Power Consumption 3.8W AVCHD recording, LCD back light ON, Recording mode: Initial condition
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature 20 °C to 60 °C
Dimensions (w/h/d) Including the projecting parts (excluding cable bush):Control unit: 81 x 107 x 42mmCamera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mmIncluding the projecting parts and supplied battery and controller hook attached (excluding cable bush):Control unit: 81 x 122 x 47mmCamera head: 37 x 42.5 x 86.5mm
Cable Length 2.8m (between control unit and camera head, non-detachable)
Mass Approx. 500g (Including control unit, camera head and cable. Excluding battery, controller hook and recording media)
Mass (with accessories) Approx. 580g (including supplied battery, controller hook and recording media)
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor
Component A/V Cable
A/V Connecting Cable
USB Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FH60)
Controller Hook
Cable Clamper
CD-ROM (Video Camera Application Software)
CD-ROM (Manuals For Digital HD Video Camera Recorder)
Power Cord
Operating Guide