Excerpt: Boasting an external stereo microphone, a proprietary lens attachment and a 12-megapixel CMOS R sensor, it can be viewed as an attempt to the bridge the gap between the consumer and prosumer markets. In fact, Sony is marketing the HXR-MC50E as a 'professional camcorder' — but with no dedicated focus ring or XLR audio inputs, we think this is a bit of a stretch.
Sony HXR-MC50E review: a Full HD AVCHD camcorder with 64GB of embedded flash memory
Good Gear Guide.au
20 November 2010
Summary: With its bundled external microphone and exceptional image quality, the Sony HXR-MC50E camcorder is a reliable, all-in-one package that doesn't skimp on extras features. Professional videographers may require something a bit meatier though.
Pros: Superb 1080p Full HD video, effective spot focus/exposure, reliable auto mode
Cons: Too similar to Sony's high-end consumer offerings, limited audio options