HXR-NX30U Compact Camcorder Overview

Affordable, entry-level APS-HD NXCAM Camcorder

Sony's NEX-EA50UH is the first 35mm large sensor pro camcorder to feature both servo-controlled zoom capability and an APS-C image sensor. The result is a versatile camcorder offering professional shooters an array of creative options and lens selection flexibility.

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Optional WorldCam upgrade*

Full HD raster 1920 x 1080 50i*/60i, 24p, 25p*/30p or 1280/720 50p*/60p recording is available.

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*Optional WorldCam modification available at additional cost.

Low light performance

Three 1/3-inch type 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. Great for shooting in low light environments..

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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.

Memory and hybrid recording

The HXR-NX5U is designed to record directly onto consumer memory cards and is equipped with two card slots that host either Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ or SD, SDHC and XC card**. An optional HXR-FMU128 128GB Flash Memory Unit enables hybrid recording of video footage. 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. Additionally, the memory unit enables approximately 11 hours of continuous recording in the highest FX 24-Mbps** mode.

*Class 4 and above
**FX 24-Mbps mode comprises 21-Mbps of video data and 3-Mbps of audio and other data.

Built-in GPS locator

A built-in global positioning system locator allows satellite location to be recorded directly onto footage and can be invaluable when searching for footage or to provide evidence of where and when footage was recorded.

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