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Sony HXR-NX30U NXCAM Palm Sized Camcorder, Zeiss 3.8-38mm Wide Angle Zoom Lens, Optical SteadyShot, Full HD, 60p/30p/24p, Built-In Projector

SKU: SOHXRNX30U MFR: HXR-NX30U
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About the Sony HXR-NX30U

Introducing the smallest, lightest, most accessible camera in the Sony NXCAM lineup. In addition to innovative Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology, the HXR-NX30U camcorder features a variety of powerful and convenient features for professional applications. Like an integrated 26.3mm Sony G lens, supplied shotgun microphone, balanced XLR audio inputs, time code and user bits, AVCHD codec and a built-in projector. The HXR-NX30U is an ideal choice for documentary makers, video journalists, schools or corporate users.

Though small in size, the HXR-NX30U is a true professional. Time code with user bits automatically stamps each frame for positive identification in editing. The supplied Sony ECM-XM1 shotgun mic is highly directional maximizing the signal and minimizing the noise. Balanced XLR mic inputs reject electromagnetic interference for unhindered audio. Switchable phantom power supports mics that need it, while true input level controls put you in charge of sound.

The HXR-NX30U is ideal as a B cam or crash cam, and is compact enough to shoot discreetly without drawing attention. Because nowadays every shoot is a multi-camera shoot, it's the perfect camcorder to park on a bookshelf to get an additional point of view during interviews. You can hand it to a production assistant to get extra coverage, and take it with you everywhere to be ready for the unexpected.

While some image stabilization systems move as individual lens elements, Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization moves the entire lens and image sensor assembly together. It floats as a single unit, resulting in the canceling of a far larger range of camera shake. That means you can confidently shoot with the HXR-NX30U as you walk. Or shoot handheld telephoto. You can even shoot from a moving vehicle.

Like many cameras, the HXR-NX30U shoots Full HD 1080p. But it goes much further with 24p, 30p and 60p recording. Recording at 60p for a 24p timeline results in beautiful slow motion at 40% actual speed. The camera also captures 24-megapixel still images thanks to Sony's By-Pixel Super Resolution technology.

The HXR-NX30U comes complete with a built-in video projector. To instantly share your shots with clients and crew members, simply point the projector at any white surface. Think of it as a confidence monitor that proves to everyone you've got the shot.

With 96GB1 built-in flash memory, you can shoot more than seven hours of material at the camera's highest quality (HD PS mode, 28 Mbps), or up to 40 hours in HD LP mode (5 Mbps). Need more storage? A card slot accepts your choice of a Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD card to keep you shooting even longer.

The Sony HXR-NX30U is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Home movies, Low light, Movies/short films, Travel, Weddings and more.The Sony HXR-NX30U is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony HXR-NX30U: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Image stabilization and Zoom range/performance.

Sony HXR-NX30U Includes

  • Sony HXR-NX30U NXCAM Palm Sized Camcorder
  • AC Adapter AC-L200C/D
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV70
  • External Microphone ECM-XM1
  • Wind Screen
  • Power Cord
  • XLR Adapter
  • Lens Hood
  • USB Adapter Cable for External HDD
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Type-A Extension Cable
  • Wireless Remote Commander RMT-845
  • Step-Down Ring (52 to 37 mm)
  • HDMI Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Great picture quality (6) , Zoom range/performance (5) , Image stabilization (5) , Easy to use (5) , Good in low light (4) , Great sound (3)
Best Uses:
Documentaries (6) , Travel (5) , Home movies (5) , Low light (5) , Weddings (4) , Movies/short films (4) , HD shooting (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro (3) , Pro videographer (2) , Enthusiast (1) , Casual user (1)

Sony HXR-NX30U Features

  • Sony Ultra-wide Angle 26.3mm G lens
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/FIXED SHOT mode
  • Native 16:9, Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor provides exceptional low light and high signal no noise recordings
  • Full HD, 1920x1080 progressive recording at 60P, 30P and 24P
  • View-DR (visibility enhanced wide dynamic range)
  • Built-in projector
  • 96 GB Internal flash Memory
  • Direct data backup (clips or card images) via USB from the camera to an external HDD without a PC
  • A detachable audio pod includes two balanced XLR audio inputs with phantom power and attenuation options
  • 3.5" touch-screen XtraFine LCD display (921K)
  • GPS Geo Tagging
  • Infrared NightShot (night vision) filming and photography
  • Built-in LED Light
  • Timecode/User Bit Recording and HDMI Embedded Timecode Output

Sony HXR-NX30U Specifications

Filter Diameter 52mm (52mm to 37mm step-down ring supplied)
Imaging Device 1/2.88 type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Lens 35mm Equivalent: 26.0 mm - 260 mm (16:9) / 31.8 mm - 318 mm (4:3)
Aperture: F1.8 - F3.4
Filter Diameter: 52mm (52mm to 37mm step-down ring supplied)
Focal Length: f = 3.8mm - 38mm
Focus: Full range Auto/Manual
Iris: Six blade iris / Manual / Auto
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Maximum Relative Aperture: F/1.8
Optical Zoom: 10x 3.8~38mm
Zoom Ratio Selectable: 10x (optical), 14x Extended Zoom, 120x Digital Zoom
LCD Screen 7.5cm (3.0 type, aspect ratio 16:9) 921,600 dots (1920x480)
Microphone Included: XLR Microphone (ECM-XM1)
Video Signal HD : MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible
SD : MPEG-2 PS
Effective Picture Elements Video: Actual: Approx. 6140K(16:9)
Still picture: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680) or 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
Minimum Illumination 3 lux (Low LUX mode, 1/30(60p or 60i)
Optical System Single sensor
Pixel Gross Approx. 6650K
Recording Media 96GB Flash memory
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Video Resolution Video Active: Pixel Gross:Approx. 6650K Video Actual:Approx. 6140K(16:9)
Video Captured Image Resolution: 1920x1080 4:2:2 AVCHD 2.0 up to 28Mbps
Audio Recording Linear PCM/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame Rate NTSC Mode PS (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60p/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9
Video Recording Format HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible +1080/60p original format
MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)
Audio In 2 XLR Line/ Mic. with selectable Phantom Power
One 3.5mm stereo jack with Plug-on power
Audio Out Headphone: Stereo mini jack (x 1) 3.5mm
Two RCA via A/V Remote connector cable
Component Out Three RCA & L + R Audio via A/V Remote connector cable
Composite Video Out One RCA via A/V Remote connector cable
HDMI HDMI 1.4
Wired Remote LANC type via A/V Remote connector
Timecode HDMI 1.4 with embedded SMPTE TC and pull-down markers
Test Out HDMI Component via AV/R connector
USB Mini USB (host or Slave)
Recording/Playback Time 190 min (VF), 185 min (LCD) (NP-FV70: fully charged batt.)
Light Built-in LCD Light
Power Requirements AC Supply / Battery 8.4V/6.8V
Power Consumption HD: 4.1W
SD: 3.8W
Operating Temperature +32 to +104 degrees F (0 to +40 degrees (C)
Weight 1.3 lbs (615g)
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