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Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Digital HD Video Camcorder, 3.2 LCD

SKU: SOHXRNX5U MFR: HXR-NX5U
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About the Sony HXR-NX5U

The Sony HXR-NX5U camcorder is the first product of the Sony NXCAM generation and a new category of tapeless memory camcorder, providing an ideal balance of power and performance in the digital age. Utilizing the revolutionary AVCHD format, this camcorder offers long duration recording - with dual memory slots - on affordable consumer memory cards. As it facilitates a totally IT-based workflow, the HXR-NX5U has the potential to profoundly change the way content is created.

Simultaneous hybrid recording is available in HD and SD formats, using the optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. In any format, breathtaking picture quality is assured with proven features such as a state-of-the-art G Lens and three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array. Professionals expect this standard of picture quality from Sony and accept nothing less.

The Sony HXR-NX5U is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Low light, Movies/short films, Weddings and more.The Sony HXR-NX5U is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro videographer, Semi-pro among others.The Sony HXR-NX5U is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony HXR-NX5U: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Great sound, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance.

Sony HXR-NX5U Includes

  • Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
  • AC Adapter/Charger AC-VL1
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F770
  • Connecting Cord DK-415
  • Microphone ECM-XM1
  • Remote Control Commander RMT-845
  • Component Video Cable
  • Audio Video Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Large Eyecup
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cover
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • Lithium Battery
  • Lithium Clock (installed)
  • Application Software (CD-ROM)
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Zoom range/performance (16) , Great picture quality (13) , Good in low light (11) , Great sound (9) , Image stabilization (8) , Easy to use (8) , Large clear LCD (6)
Best Uses:
HD shooting (8) , Documentaries (7) , Weddings (7) , Low light (6) , Movies/short films (4) , Home movies (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro videographer (7) , Semi-pro (4) , Enthusiast (1)

Sony HXR-NX5U Features

  • HDSDI and HDMI Output
  • Linear PCM Audio
  • Simultaneous SD/HD Recording via HXR-FMU128
  • SMPTE Time Code In/Out Connector
  • Built-in GPS Function
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • PRO Duo HG and SDHC Card Compatible
  • 60i and 50i Switchable via Upgrade

Sony HXR-NX5U Specifications

Built-in Optical Filters Clear
1/4
1/16
1/64
Effective Picture Elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array
Gain Selection -6
-3
0
3
6
9
12
15
18
21 dB
AGC
Minimum Illumination 1.5 lx (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter)
Shutter Speed (Time) Auto, Manual 60i/30p: 1/4-1/10,000, 24p: 1/3-1/10,000 sec.
Slow & Quick Motion Function 120 fps (fixed) as improved Smooth Slow Rec.
Slow Shutter 1/4 sec.
1/8 sec.
1/15 sec.
1/30 sec.
Audio Recording HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit 48kHz
SD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Mass (w/Lens hood with Lens cover) 2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz)
(w/NP-F570 Battery, Lens hood with Lens cover, large eyecup, ECM-XM1, Memory card) 2.5 kg (5 lb 7 oz)
(w/NP-F770 Battery, Lens hood with Lens cover, large eyecup, ECM-XM1, Memory card) 2.6 kg (5 lb 11 oz)
(w/NP-F970 Battery, Lens hood with Lens cover, large eyecup, ECM-XM1, Memory card) 2.7 kg (5 lb 14 oz)
Operating Temperature 0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Power Consumption ECM-XM1 and LCD with normal brightness 7.7W (When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is used, the average power consumption increases about 1.1W)
Power Requirements AC adaptor / Battery 8.4V / 7.2V
Recording Frame Rate NTSC Mode AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/60i
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x-1080/60i
AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/60i
AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/60i
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/24p
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/24p
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/30p
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/30p
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/60p
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/60p
MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i
MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i (24p Scan)
MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i (30p Scan)
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Recording/Playback Time 170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX (24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Video Recording Format HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
SD: MPEG-2 PS
Focal Length f = 4.1 to 82.0 mm (equivalent to f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4.3 mode on 35 mm lens)
Zoom Ratio Selectable Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), 1.5x Digital Extender
Audio In XLR 3-pin (female) (x2)
line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Audio Out RCA type (CH-1, CH-2)
Component Out RCA type (x3) via A/V multi connector
Composite Video Out RCA type (x1)
DC In Power cord
Remote Yes
SDI Out BNC (x1)
HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
USB Mini-B (x1)
Built-in LCD Monitor 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approximately 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
Viewfinder 0.45 inch-type approximately 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3(RGB) x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
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