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Sony HXR-NX70U NXCAM Compact Camcorder with 1920x1080 60/24p Full HD, 96GB Flash Memory

SKU: SOHXRNX70U MFR: HXR-NX70U
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About the Sony HXR-NX70U

Sony continues to shift the bar with the introduction of its rain- and dust-proof HXR-NX70U NXCAM Compact Camcorder. This rugged little trouper is the perfect companion for those tough location shoots where weather and climate cause lesser cameras to buckle and fold. Meeting stringent dustproof and rainproof requirements, the NX70U's sealed body keeps out all but the toughest of elements, making it ideal for documentary and news videographers traveling to far-flung, unpredictable locations.

But beneath the NX70U's weatherproofing is a first-class performer that hits all the professional sweet spots. Its back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor combines with an ultra wide 26.3-263mm Sony G lens and Optical SteadyShot to provide outstanding full HD 1080p images even in low light. The Dual Rec function, meanwhile, lets you shoot 12.3MP stills while recording video, all of which can be captured to the unit's spacious 96GB embedded flash memory or your choice of Memory Stick or SD/SDHC media.

And just because the NX70U is small doesn't mean it stints on professional features and controls. An assignable lens ring gives you manual control over focus, zoom, or iris, while the detachable handle with dual XLR inputs-and an on-camera shotgun mic-provides the option of recording 2-channel audio using high-end external microphones. Helping you nail focus and exposure are the zebra and peaking indicators, which can be viewed through either the large viewfinder or high-resolution 3.5" touchscreen LCD.

Documentarians in particular will find the built-in GPS receiver useful, as it allows you to "tag" your locations for logging and future reference, with all GPS data extractable to a PC and mappable via Google's mapping service. And if achieving a more cinematic look is your thing, then the camera offers 24p recording to supplement its standard 60p, along with CinemaTone technology to provide realistic, film-like skin tones to your footage. So step outside, grit your teeth against the rain and sand and hit Record: the NX70U will capture the scene and live to tell the tale.

The Sony HXR-NX70U is commonly used for Documentaries and more.The Sony HXR-NX70U is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony HXR-NX70U: Easy to use and Image stabilization.

Sony HXR-NX70U Includes

  • Sony HXR-NX70U NXCAM Compact Camcorder
  • AC-L200 AC Adapter / Charger
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
  • Power Cord
  • ECM-XM1 Microphone
  • Wind Screen
  • XLR Adapter
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cover
  • Large Eyecup
  • Component Audio Video Cable
  • Audio Video Connecting Cable
  • Mini-USB Cable
  • USB Adapter Cable
  • RMT-845 Remote Control
  • Application Software (CD-ROM)
  • Sony 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Image stabilization (4) , Easy to use (4) , Great sound (3) , Great picture quality (3) , Good in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Documentaries (4) , Weddings (3) , Movies/short films (3) , HD shooting (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro (2) , Pro videographer (2)

Sony HXR-NX70U Features

  • You can be confident rainy or dusty shooting environments will not affect the reliable operation of the HXR-NX70 thanks to its IEC60529 IP54 rating. The camcorder's sealed body design makes sure that harmful sand and large dust particles do not get inside
  • A waterproof performance rating of IPx4 means that the main camera body is protected against rain showers and water splashes. However, it should not be submerged underwater or sprayed with pressurized water from a tap or hose
  • Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images
  • In addition, the 26.3mm focal length offers a broader perspective than previous lenses for enhanced wide angle shooting so you can capture more of the scene when close in
  • Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable lens ring allows for manual adjustment of focus, iris and zoom settings so you have complete creative control
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode provides superior compensation for camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting
  • In addition, the innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling feature adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
  • Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light-gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lowlight conditions
  • The compact HXR-NX70 shoots in full high-definition quality (1920 x 1080) with a choice of 60p, 60i and 24p frame rates. It can also simultaneously shoot 12.3-megapixel (4672 x 2628) still images
  • Built-in flash memory provides extra capacity, ideal when working remotely, as well as providing additional workflow options for backup and sharing content. 96GB embedded flash memory can record and store up to 40 hours of high definition video footage in HD LP mode
  • The large 3.5" (16:9) XtraFine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily and alter settings to best represent the scene, even when outdoors in bright lighting conditions
  • The detachable handle has a compact, ergonomic design. Two balanced XLR audio inputs are built in with phantom power and attenuation options that professional shooters require for clean sound quality
  • Default audio settings for XLR recording are highlighted in green for easy reference in the field in order to reduce operator error under difficult lighting conditions
  • The ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone mounted on top of the handle provides audio recording performance similar to larger shoulder-mounted ENG style cameras
  • A built-in GPS receiver makes the HXR-NX70 an ideal choice for professional videographers. The receiver gives you the ability to "geo-tag" shooting locations--making it easy if you need to return to the same location or create a log when surveying remote locations
  • Store content or back up important shots by copying footage directly from your camcorder to an external hard disk drive (sold separately) without using a computer

Sony HXR-NX70U Specifications

Pixel Gross Approx. 6,648,000 pixels
Sensor Native 16:9 Exmor R sensor
Video Active HD Approx. 6,140,000 pixels
Video Captured Image Resolution AVCHD up to 28Mbs
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
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
Storage Temperature -4 to +140 degrees F (-20 to +60 degrees C)
Video Recording Format HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible +1080/60p original format)
MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)
35mm Equivalent Video 26,3mm to 263mm
Aperture 1.8mm
Filter Diameter 37mm
Focal Length 3.8 to 38mm
Focus Full range Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer Optical SteadyShot
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Iris Six blade iris
Manual
Auto
Lens Type Sony 10x zoom G-Lens
Maximum Relative Aperture F:1.8
Optical Zoom 10x 3.8-38mm
Zoom Ratio Selectable Zoom ratio: 10x (14x Extended Zoom, 120x Digital Zoom)
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
Audio/Video Remote Multi-Pin Connector A/V Remote connector
Component Out Three RCA & L + R Audio via A/V Remote connector cable
Composite Video Out One RCA via A/V Remote connector cable
Earphone 3.5mm Stereo Jack
MIC In Two 3-Pin XLR Line/Mic. with selectable phantom power and attenuation level
One stereo 3.5 mini jack with Plug-on power
Remote LANC type via A/V Remote connector
USB Mini USB (host or Slave)
Operating Temperature +32 to +104 degrees F (0 to +40 degrees (C)
Power Consumption 3.5 W
Power Requirements AC adaptor / Battery) 8.4V / 6.8V
Dimensions (W x H x D) Body Only: 4-1/2 x 4-3/4 x 11-3/4 in (111.5 x 119.5 x 297.5 mm)With Microphone and eyecup: 7-1/8 x 7-5/8 x 20-1/2 in (178 x 192 x 519.5mm)
Weight Body Only: 1 lb. 13 oz. (840 g)
With lens and supplied accessories: 2 lbs. 13oz (1285g)
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