HXR-NX30U Compact Camcorder Overview

The Smart Camcorder

Sony's HXR-NX3/1 is a compact camcorder with three Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors boasting features like Wi-Fi capability, a high performance G Lens, 20x Optical Zoom PLUS Clear Image Zoom to 40x, HD-SDI and GPS. It combines Sony's leading lens and sensor technology with a large-scale integration (LSI) chip. The result is advanced noise reduction and distortion correction technologies to handle image processing, allowing clear, low-noise recordings even in low-light with enhanced texture and detail.

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NXCAM and MC Series Professional Camcorders

First APS-C sized Exmor CMOS large sensor camcorder equipped with
E-mount servo controlled zoom lens

Thanks to the high pixel density of the NEX-EA50UH's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the camcorder is capable of performing up to 2x smooth, high quality, variable speed digital zooming when the camera is equipped with fixed focal length or manual zoom lenses. It comes with a newly developed E-mount servo zoom lens model SELP18200 and features variable zoom speed, auto/manual focus, continuous variable iris and Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode, making it ideal for shooting moving images.

WorldCam recording

The NEX-EA50H is capable of shooting in 50Hz or 60Hz TV systems; enabling users to produce content for clients around the world. As in other NXCAM™ camcorders, the internal recording format is AVCHD 2.0. One memory card slot accepts either compatible memory sticks or SD Cards. The optional
HXR-FMU128 flash memory recording unit permits extended recording times exceeding 12 hours at 24Mbps and 10 hours at 28Mbps. Simultaneous HD-HD recording to the memory card and HXR-FMU128 is possible. Standard definition recording using the same MPEG-2 program stream system as DVD is also available.

Versatile recording – 1920x1080 50/60p full HD recording at 28Mbps

The PS mode with a 28Mbps recording bit-rate enables capturing full HD at 60P. Its full HD 1920x1080 recordings can be slowed down to 24P in post for beautiful 2.5x slow motion.

E-mount interchangeable lens system

E-mount accepts virtually any 35mm SLR, DSLR, and 35mm Cine lenses via inexpensive lens adapters (sold separately). Since the adapters do not require size converter optics no optical degradation occurs. Users are not locked on a lens brand or mount, they are free to choose from a wide variety of lens brands and lens mount. For example, auto/ manual iris control for Canon EF lenses and image stabilization of IS lenses is available via Metabones EF to E mount adapter. Canon lens is operated via the same camera user interface used to control Sony lenses.

High quality still image capture

The NEX-EA50H incorporates necessary elements for high-quality still image capture. Its mechanical shutter enables capturing fast moving subject. The photo-trigger button functions similar to still camera; push it halfway to set focus and exposure and then press it all the way home to take the picture. Its top handle mounted hot-shoe accepts a flash.

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