HXR-MC1500P (HXRMC1500P)

1/4-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor HD / SD AVCHD camcorder


Make a professional impression
Complete with Sony’s G Lens, Exmor R sensor, and latest Active Optical SteadyShot, the HXR-MC1500P gives you shooting options fit for any professional.

With an ergonomical shoulder mount design, both HD and SD recording through either the built-in 32GB flash memory, Memory Stick™ or SD card, you get to enjoy unlimited flexibility.

Whether shooting a corporate communications promotion on a budget, a concert, music video or a wedding, the HXR-MC1500P offers a wide variety of features necessary for serious videographers. While still light and easily portable, actors, performers and clients know you mean business when you’re carrying a full-size camcorder on your shoulder.

When your wedding party moves indoors it’s time to switch on your camcorder battery light to maintain good colour quality and remove shadows from your subjects’ faces. Mounting your camcorder on a tripod allows you to zoom in on the speaker at a business conference and avoid distracting camera movement.

Footage can be recorded directly onto a removable memory card in HD, high definition or SD, standard definition.

A 32 GB hard-wired internal flash memory storage system on board the HXR-MC1500P, enables longer duration continuous recording. Perfect for those occasions where you don’t want to be stopping the camera, such as music concerts or business conference presentations.

This tapeless front-end solution for video acquisition is an ideal match for any type of non-linear editing system workflow.

The HXR-MC1500P gives you a cost-effective production package for DVD or Blu-ray content, that’s flexible enough to express your creative ideas and meet your client’s requirements.


1/4-inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor with ClearVid pixel array
Sony G lens with 12x Optical zoom and 29.8mm wide angle
Active Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilizer
Choice of Media recording through built-in 32GB internal memory, Memory Stick or SD card
Choice of AVCHD (HD) recording and MPEG2 (SD) recording format


(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup) 2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/ Battery, w/Microphone, w/ Recording Media) 2.9 kg (6 lb 6 oz)
Dimension (W x H x D)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup) 255 × 232 × 456 mm (10 1/8 × 9 1/4× 18 inch)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/ Battery, w/Microphone, w/ Recording Media) 255 × 234 × 464 mm (10 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 18 3/8 inch)
Power requirements
Power Requirements (AC adaptor / Battery) 8.4 V / 7.2 V
Power consumption
viewfinder - normal brightness (HD / SD) 3.4 W / 2.6 W
LCD - normal brightness (HD / SD) 3.4 W / 2.6 W
Operating temperature
0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage temperature
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Battery operating time
Continuous recording time approx. 280 min (FH, LCD, NP-F570: fully charged batt.)
Recording format
Video Format HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
Audio Format HD Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz
SD Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz
Recording frame rate*1
AVCHD FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i / 16:9
MPEG2 SD HQ (9 Mbps) 720 x 576/50i / 16:9, 4:3
Recording/Playback time
175 min (2 h 55 m) with 32 GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX
(24 Mbps) Dolby Digital 2ch recording
Zoom ratio
Sony G Lens, 12x (optical), 160x Digital Zoom
Focal length
f = 2.9 to 34.8 mm (equivalent to f = 29.8 to 357.6 mm at 16:9 video and still mode, f = 27.4 to 328.8 mm at 4:3 still mode, f = 36.5 to 438.0 mm at 4:3 video mode on 35 mm lens)*2
Full range auto / Manual
Image stabilizer
ON / OFF selectable
Filter diameter
37 mm
Camera Section
Imaging device
1/4-inch type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Pixel Gross: Approx.4200K Video Actual: Approx. 2650K (16:9)
Minimum illumination
3 lx (Low LUX mode, 1/25 shutter)
Shutter speed
1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)
F1.8 - F3.4
Slow & Quick Motion function
200 fps (fixed) as Smooth Slow Rec *The picture quality is degraded. (fps : Field per Sec.)
White balance
Auto, outdoor (5800K), indoor (3200K), One-push (Touch panel)
Mic input
Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5 mm
A/V Output
Pin Jack
Component Video Output
Pin Jack
Remote Conector
Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5 mm)
USB device, Mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)
Headphone output
Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5 mm
HDMI output
HDMI connector (x 1)
0.2 inch-type approx. 201 600 dots (300 x 224 x 3 [RGB]), 4:3 aspect ratio
Built-in LCD monitor
2.7 ClearPhoto LCD, approx. 230 400 dots (960 x 240), 16:9 aspect ratio
2ch Stereo microphone
Recording Media
Internal Memory
32 GB
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX*3
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card*4
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor [AC-L100], Rechargeable Battery Pack [NP-F570], Power cord, Microphone (Stereo) [ECM-PS1], Wind Screen, Eyecup, Lens hood, Lens cap, Composite cable (RCA x3), USB cable (mini-B), USB Adaptor cable (for external HDD) [VMC-UAM1], Application Software (CD-ROM) [PMB]
Due to variable bitrate, 24 Mbps is the maximum bitrate for AVCHD FX mode and the average bitrate is being stated for FH, HQ and LP modes.
The focal length is when SteadyShot mode is in Active mode Off.
Compatible “Memory Stick” type: For AVCHD recording / Capacity: more than 1 GB, For Standard Definition recording / Capacity: more than 512 MB
Recommended Speed Class For AVCHD recording / Class 4 or higher, For Standard Definition recording / Class 2 or higher