SONY HXR-NX5P : NXCAM PROFESSIONAL CAMCORDER

R43 180.51
(R49 657.59 incl VAT)
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Solid-state camcorder, the HXR-NX5U is also Sony's first professional-level AVCHD camcorder

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The first in Sony's line of NXCAM solid-state camcorders, the HXR-NX5P NXCAM Professional PAL Camcorder is also the company's first professional-level AVCHD camcorder. And while it may look similar to its HDV predecessor, the HVR-Z5P, in fact this is a very different animal. Its ability to capture HD and SD video in AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats--and save it to solid state media--is only one of its distinctive traits. Full-raster 1920 x 1080 video is another, including the option of recording 720/50p video as well as 50i and 25p. And because the NX5P can capture to media cards plus an optional flash memory unit, you can simultaneously record a different signal to each, whether HD + a backup or HD + SD. The footage is then easily downloaded to a computer or backup drive using USB 2.0.

Three 1/3" CMOS Exmor sensors, a 20x 'G' lens and dual XLR inputs are carried over from the Z5, but the beautiful video and audio these elements produce are now in service to a higher level of professional control. An HD-SDI output makes this one of the most affordable camcorders to provide uncompressed 4:2:2 output, while HDMI and RCA outputs allow for connection to professional and consumer-grade monitors alike. Timecode sync between two or more cameras is also possible, and the addition of GPS technology makes for another first on an AVCHD pro camcorder.

Meanwhile, a newly designed user interface--including convenient MODE buttons and a touch-screen menu--make setup and operation easier than ever. And if touch-screen controls aren't your thing, there are the usual navigation keys and thumbwheel to help get you around. Whether you're recording at one of the camera's four bit rates (24/17/9/5Mbps), taking advantage of simultaneous or relay HYBRID capture, or recording AC-3 or linear PCM audio, the HVR-NX5P gives you near-professional flexibility and control on a prosumer budget.

 

Product Highlights

  • 3 1/3" CMOS Sensors
  • 1080i/1080p/720p AVCHD (@24Mbps)
  • Native 1080 50i/25p, 720/50p
  • Wide Angle 20x G-Lens
  • HD-SDI & HDMI Output
  • SMPTE Time Code In/Out
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • Simultaneous HD/MPEG-2 SD Capture
  • Uses Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Cards
  • Built-in GPS

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Exmor 3 CMOS Sensors

  • Three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array comprise a state-of-the-art sensor system from Sony which realizes high resolution, high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range, and excellent color reproduction, regardless of the codec.

Memory Recording and HYBRID

  • Memory recording on affordable consumer memory cards offers workflow efficiency at both the shooting and editing stages. Combined with hybrid recording, using an optional HXR-FMU128, the user achieves a totally IT-based workflow, with the added bonus of instant data backup.

AVCHD Format

  • The revolutionary AVCHD recording format, which utilizes the MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 video codec, allows users to record HD video footage onto random access media, such as Memory Stick PRO Duo and SDHC memory cards. Its intelligent and sophisticated algorithm makes AVCHD a highly efficient compression format ideal for memory recording and IT-based editing.

G Lens

  • "G Lens", the lens featured in other successful Sony camcorders, already enjoys an excellent industry reputation. In the HXR-NX5P, this sophisticated lens is optimized to complement the camcorder's advanced image sensor and image-processing technology.

Natural-touch Lens Operation

  • The focus, zoom and iris ring are positioned on the lens barrel, and this design offers the same operability as general interchangeable lenses. Focus, zoom and iris control can all be managed easily.

Six-blade Iris

  • The six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular, enabling the creation of an extremely beautiful background blur.

Built-in ND filters

  • The HXR-NX5P is equipped with three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters--1/4, 1/16, 1/64--which help to vary the depth of field with iris control.

Active SteadyShot Feature

  • Active SteadyShot feature is a new, enhanced image stabilization system that provides a powerful shake-reduction capability, vital for handheld usage. Additional stabilization is provided by the increased optical lens coverage area and by improved detection with state-of-the-art compensation

GPS

  • A built-in global positioning system (GPS) locator allows satellite navigation data to be recorded directly onto footage for reference or posting on popular internet mapping systems. GPS data can be invaluable when searching for footage or to provide evidence of where and when footage was recorded.

Relay Record with Dual Memory Slots

  • Another new feature is continuous recording between two memory card slots. The new HXR-NX5P camcorder automatically cycles between the dual memory slots. When using two, 32-GB memory cards, six hours of continuous HD footage can be recorded.

Optional 128GB Flash Memory Unit, HXR-FMU128

  • Sony proudly introduces the HXR-FMU128, an optional 128-GB flash memory unit exclusively designed for the HXR-NX5P camcorder. This enables hybrid recording of video footage - another world first for an AVCHD professional camcorder. Other capabilities include simultaneous recording of HD and HD video footage, and even the combination of HD and SD, realizing an instant backup in the desired format. The 128-GB storage capacity provides continuous recording for almost half a day at the highest bit-rate - incredible in a unit of such compact size. This is an ideal option for recording music festivals, seminars, and weddings, and for making documentaries, all of which require extended recording times. 1

Loss-less Audio Recording Capability

  • The audio recording format on HXR-NX5P can be selected from either Dolby Digital stereo or Linear PCM stereo. LPCM audio recording provides uncompressed audio quality. Customers who need high quality audio, such as in music videos will be able to acquire CD quality audio data.

MPEG-2 for SD Recording Format

  • SD format recording is available in addition to HD format recording. The SD recording format uses MPEG-2 which is the same compression codec as standard DVD-VIDEO Discs. Customers who make delivery in DVD-VIDEOs will be able to obtain video data in sufficient SD quality using this format.

Easy Operation with Newly Designed Menu

  • The completely new menu interface allows users to adjust camcorder functions via a touch panel or buttons and switches. This interface is newly designed specifically for this model. Easier and more straightforward operations are achieved by the combination of a high-resolution XtraFine LCD panel, XtraFine electronic viewfinder (EVF), and well-defined layout.

Hybrid Operation with Touch Panel & Buttons

  • The HXR-NX5P is equipped with a touch panel LCD with a complete new interface specifically designed for this new camcorder. Most of settings can be adjusted by touch screen operation, which is easy, straightforward, and instinctive for operators. However, standard operation using buttons and switches is also available, to provide users with choices to suit any shooting situation.

 

Signal System

PAL
1080/50i, 25p, 720/50p
576/50i, 25p scan

Image Device

1/3" ClearVid 3CMOS with Exmor Technology
1.04 MegaPixels Each

Lens

20x G-Lens 29.5-590mm (35mm Equivalent), f/1.6-3.4
72mm Filter Thread

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Not Specified By Manufacturer

Horizontal Resolution

1080 Lines

Sensitivity

Not Specified By Manufacturer

Minimum Illumination

1.5 lux

Vertical Smear

Not Applicable

Built-in Filters

Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

LCD Monitor

3.2", 921,600 Pixels

Viewfinder

0.45" Color, 1.2 MegaPixels

Scan Matching

Not Specified By Manufacturer

Memory Card Slot

MemoryStick PRO Duo
SD/SDHC
Flash Memory Unit

Shutter Speed Range

1/3-1/10000
Slow Shutter: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/25

Gain Selection

-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21dB

 

RECORDING

Video Formats

HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
SD: MPEG-2 PS

Recording Rate

AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1280 x 720/50p
AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1280 x 720/50p
MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720 x 576/50i
MPEG2 SD HQ (9Mbps) 720 x 576/50i (25p Scan)

Maximum Recording Time

170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX (24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording

 

AUDIO

Audio Dynamic Range

Not Specified By Manufacturer

Audio Signal Format

HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
SD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz

Audio Frequency Response

Not specified by manufacturer

 

GENERAL

Input and Output Connectors

Component: RCAx3 (x1 Output)
Composite: RCAx1 (x1 Output)
HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
HDMI: Type A Connection (x1 Output)
USB (x1 Input/Output)
Audio L/R Input: XLR 3-Pin Female (x2 Input) Audio L/R Output: RCAx2 (x1 Output)
Headphone: Stereo Mini Jack
Remote: LANC (x1 Input)

Power Requirements

Battery Pack: 7.2VDC
AC Adapter: 8.4VDC

Power Consumption

7.9W
(Power consumption increases about 1.1W when Flash Memory Unit is used.)

Operating Temperature

32-104°F (0-40°C)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

6.9 x 7.4 x 13.5" (17.3 x 18.7 x 34.2cm)

Weight

5 lbs (2.2kg)

 

  • Sony HXR-NX5 NXCAM Professional Camcorder
  • AC Adapter/Charger
  • NP-F770 L-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack (7.2v, 4400mAh)
  • Connecting Cord
  • ECM-XM1 Microphone
  • Remote Commander
  • Component Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Large Eyecup
  • Lens Hood w/Lens Cover
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • Software
  • 90-Day B&H Used Warranty

Lead time : Subject to supplier availability : 2 weeks generally

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