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Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Professional Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- HDSDI and HDMI Output
- Linear PCM Audio
- Simultaneous SD/HD Recording via HXR-FMU128
- SMPTE Time Code In/Out Connector
- Built-in GPS Function
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|Package Height||9.53 x 13.23 x 16.85 inches|
|Shipping Weight||10.6 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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.
From the Manufacturer
Professional AVCHD hand-held camcorder.
The new HXR-NX5U camcorder is the first product of the Sony NXCAM generation.
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 on affordable consumer memory cards. 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. 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.
- Three, 1/3-inch High Definition Exmor sensors.
- Linear 16-bit 48KHz PCM or Dolby AC3 audio recording.
- Wide angle 20x Sony G-Lens captures fine detail and image texture; even on the corners of the image.
- SMPTE Time Code In/Out Connector
- Built-in GPS Geo-Tagging Function
- HXR-FMU128 optional flash HDD records for 11 hrs.
- 60i and 50i switchable via WorldCam paid upgrade.
- Optional 3 or 5 year Extended Warranty available
- 10-bit 4:2:2HD SD-SDI & HDMI outputs.
|Camera Section Specifications||Detail:|
|Built-in Optical Filters||Clear |
|Effective Picture Elements||Approx. 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array|
|Gain Selection||-6 |
|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. |
|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
|Included Lens Specifications||Detail:|
|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|
|Inputs and Outputs Specifications||Detail:|
|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|
|SDI Out||BNC (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|
Top Customer Reviews
The real kicker is its just so nice to pop the SDHC card out and be able to instantly view the footage on my laptop, without the whole tape download/cineform convert/render thing ....
I'm extremely happy with it and actually tried to think of anything negative to say about it and just couldn't. Sorry!
To export footage into computer is a breeze, but time consuming. I use Final Cut Pro 7 and it took no time to get the footage into bins directly.
F-stops/shutter/focusing is manual, which increases the quality of the picture shot. Zeiss lens is incredible. Low light is beyond believe and we pushed the grain as high as possible, and the range is quite big. Great for low light situation. We pushed it as far as a night shoot in a moving car with only the inside light on, and you could still get definition on the blacks. Granted in the end the image is way too grainy, but this is an example of how far you can push the camera.
You can use up two mics at the same time. Cards are regular SD cards for media.
Overall an INCREDIBLE camera for most indies and even a b-camera for bigger projects. It's light and portable. Only negative, if you can say that, is that you can't change the lens but then again for under $4,000 this is FAR SUPERIOR to the EX1 series (obviously not as good as the EX3).
If you are reading this in March 2014, you may be able to get a $400 rebate from Sony:
(Amazon won't permit links. so go to "pro dot sony dot com" and search around for the "rebates for all" info, good til 3/31/14.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find the NX5U a bit heavy for being a handheld format especially when you add on the Sony VCLHG0872K wide conversion lens kit.
I am very happy with this camera.
There's a learning curve on good Sony gear. Since Sony doesn't believe in legacy products, this is the best camera for me now. It will be outmoded soon, but that's by design.Published 21 months ago by Stephen D. Guttery
I bought this to use in my company's video production department and it has delivered quality video time and again. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Candu Randu
Never had a problem with this camera. Love it. Had it since Dec 2011. I mainly use it for talking head interviews for my business. They come out BERY professional. Read morePublished on August 24, 2014 by jr
The good: 20X zoom lens. Low light capability- AMAZING!!!
The bad: AC power to the camera plugs in where the battery goes, so if you're using the camera on AC power and want... Read more
Great camera, plays well with our other Sony cameras. One problem, our 2 other cameras have 4 inch screens and the NX5 is only 3 inch, other than that it's great.Published on November 19, 2013 by Jeff
Ended up getting this camera for my Youtube channel that I conduct interviews on. I use this camera, along with a Sony HDR-CX700V for nightvision shots. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Ricky