The HXR-NX5R is the ultimate Full HD handheld camcorder – a feature-packed successor to the best-selling HXR-NX5 and HXR-NX3 with XAVC S recording, 3G-SDI output and wireless workflow. Trust in this multi-purpose workhorse for everything from corporate video to education, live events to weddings.
The NX5R’s advanced network functions mean there’s no need for expensive add-ons to take advantage of new business opportunities or speed-up your workflow efficiency. The HXR-NX5R is ready to go straight out of the box, whatever the business opportunity today or tomorrow – live streaming events, multi-camera shoots and FTPing breaking news to your editor are all just a button press away.
The NX5R is also an ideal partner for Sony’s innovative MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer* – an affordable, easy to operate and fully featured switcher that delivers broadcast quality results. Expand your business with multi-camera shoots for live presentation, live streaming and recording across a wide number of applications.
*Remote Commander required for advanced integrated functionality.
An easily adjustable brightness LED video light is positioned just above the camcorder’s built-in microphone, providing convenient illumination for a wide range of shooting situations and minimizing the need to carry external lighting equipment. Illumination is approximately 200 lux/1 m (approx. 800 lux/0.5 m) with a beam angle of 30 ° and a color temperature of approximately 5500 K.
An external microphone connected via the XLR connector may cast a shadow if used simultaneously with the built-in LED video light.
Live internet stream from any event using hassle-free Ustream™ service or a generic streaming mode for a local area network for a secure corporate presentation. Remote control makes the NX5R perfect for multi-camera shoots. Mount on a tripod and use your smart phone or tablet to monitor and control focus, zoom, iris, Rec, Start/stop and more*. FTP allows you to click and send Full-HD content to your editor for fast breaking news stories.
*Sony’s Content Browser mobile application can be downloaded from free of charge from the Google Play Store or App Store.
The NX5R provides all the connectivity options professionals expect, including 3G-SDI (Full HD 50 p/60 p output), plus remote, composite (BNC) and audio XLR terminals.
The NX5R takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 (sold separately).
To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the NX5R has dual media slots compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and PRO-HG Duo. Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full. Simul mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create a back-up). Start/Stop buttons on the NX5R’s handle grip and camcorder body can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards in Simul mode.
The NX5R’S high-performance Sony G lens offers an expansive 28.8 mm (35 mm full-frame format equivalent) angle of view at the wide end and a stunning 40 X zoom.
The 20 x optical zoom range will easily cover most shooting situations, but when more reach is required, Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom employs Super Resolution Technology to double your optical zoom up to 40 x while still delivering exceptional image quality.
The NX5R is designed to provide the absolute best performance for Full HD productions, recording in AVCHD and DV to support proven legacy workflows, as well as the newer, more advanced XAVC S at 50 Mbps. XAVC S offers stunning picture quality, but also workflow flexibility and storage efficiency. In XAVC S, the NX5R uses the MP4 file format, sampling at 50 Mbps. Compared to AVCHD, XAVC S 50 Mbps captures more details and less noise thanks to the higher bitrate. Depending on your region, separate models are available offering recording frame rates of 50 p Full HD and 50 i SD (PAL model), or 60 p Full HD and 60 i SD (NTSC model).
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All of the NX5R’s key functions are at your fingertips – from intuitive Direct Menu controls to a responsive joystick on the hand grip. Direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.
The NX5R was designed alongside Sony’s MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer, a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot. When used with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander, a Tally indicator will automatically appear on each NX5R’s LCD panel and Electronic View Finder – a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while green indicates preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to 9 video inputs, 5 channel stereo inputs including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via UstreamTM.