Professional AVCHD hand-held camcorder.

$4,610.00 U.S. List Price


The 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.


  • 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.
Features Benefits:
G Lens "G Lens", the lens featured in other successful Sony camcorders, already enjoys an excellent industry reputation. In the HXR-NX5U, this sophisticated lens is optimized to complement the camcorder's advanced image sensor and image-processing technology.
Exmor™ 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.
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.
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
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. Its intelligent and sophisticated algorithm makes AVCHD a highly efficient compression format ideal for memory recording and IT-based editing.

Camera Specifications Detail:
Splash-proof No

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Built-in Optical Filters Clear
1/4ND (2 stops)
1/16ND (4 stops)
1/64ND (6 stops)
Effective Picture Elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array
Gain Selection -6
21 dB
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.

General Specifications Detail:
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 +32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)
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)

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
Remote Yes
S-Video Out N/A
SDI Out BNC (x1)
HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
USB Mini-B (x1)

Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount fixed lens

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Built-in LCD Monitor 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approximately 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio

Supplied Accessories

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AC Adapter/Charger AC-VL1
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F770
Connecting Cord DK-415
Microphone ECM-XM1
Remote Commander RMT-845
Component video cable
A/V connecting cable
USB cable
Large eyecup
Lens hood with lens cover
Accessory shoe kit
Lithium battery
Lithium clock (installed)
Application software (CD-ROM)

Optional Accessories

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SHL32WBP LCD Viewfinder Hood $72.10 Get details
ACVQL1BP Quad Battery Charger Pricing available upon request Get details
HXRFMU128 Flash Memory Unit $800.00 Get details
RM1BP Remote Commander $257.50 Get details
VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens $880.00 Get details
ACCL1BP Power supply & fast dual charger for HDV and NXCAM camcorders using L series batteries. $280.00 Get details


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