NXCAM Palm Size Camcorder

$2,300.00 U.S. List Price


The new HXR-NX30U high-definition camcorder is a palm-size addition to the NXCAM line. The NX30U utilizes breakthrough Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization technology to help eliminate camera shake and offers other convenient features such as a built-in projector, all combined in our smallest, lightest handheld professional camcorder. The HXR-NX30U records at full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution using a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens for superb optical quality. The camcorder's 1/2.88-inch image sensor uses Sony's Exmor R™ CMOS technology to significantly increase low-light performance, speeds image readout, reduces artifacting and enables a range of frame rates. The NX30U also features a detachable XLR unit and professional-quality audio. The HXR-NX30U is perfect for documentary makers, video journalists, schools or corporate users, for hand-held telephoto shooting.


  • Sony Ultra-wide Angle 26.3mm G lens
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/FIXED SHOT mode.
  • Native 16:9, Back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor provides exceptional low light and high signal no noise recordings.
  • Full HD, 1920x1080 progressive recording at 60P, 30P and 24P.
  • View-DR (visibility enhanced wide dynamic range)
  • Built-in projector
  • 96 GB Internal flash Memory.
  • Direct data backup (clips or card images) via USB from the camera to an external HDD without a PC.
  • A detachable audio pod includes two balanced XLR audio inputs with phantom power and attenuation options.
  • 3.5” touch-screen XtraFine™ LCD display (921K)
  • GPS Geo Tagging
  • Infrared NightShot® (night vision) filming and photography
  • Built-in LED Light
  • Timecode/User Bit Recording and HDMI Embedded Timecode Output

Camera Specifications Detail:
Filter Diameter 52mm (52mm to 37mm step-down ring supplied)
Imaging Device 1/2.88 type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
LCD Screen 7.5cm (3.0 type, aspect ratio 16:9) 921,600 dots(1920x480)
Microphone Included: XLR Microphone [ECM-XM1]
Optics/Lens Lens Type Single 1/2.88 type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array + Carl Zeiss 10x Vario Sonnar T*
Video Signal HD : MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Effective Picture Elements Video: Actual: Approx. 6140K(16:9) Still picture: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680) or 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
Minimum Illumination 3 lux (Low LUX mode, 1/30(60p or 60i))
Optical System Single sensor
Pickup Device 1/2.88 type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array

Exmor R Image Sensor Specifications Detail:
Pixel Gross Approx. 6650K
Recording Media 96GB internal flash memory
One card slot, compatible with Memory Stick Pro Duo and SD cards.
Sensor 1/2.88 Native 16:9 Exmor R sensor
Still Actual 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680), 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
Still Picture Resolution 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680), 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
Video Active Pixel Gross:Approx. 6650K Video Actual:Approx. 6140K(16:9)
Video Captured Image Resolution 1920x1080 4:2:2 AVCHD 2.0 up to 28Mbps.

General Specifications Detail:
Audio Recording Linear PCM/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Continuous Operating Time 190 min (VF), 185 min (LCD) (NP-FV70: fully charged batt.)
Dimensions (W x H x D) w/ supplied battery: approx. 2 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 5 7/8 inch (71.5 x 94.5 x 148mm)
w/ supplied battery, lens hood, XLR unit, and michrophone: approx. 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 12 1/4 inch (135.5 x 181.5 x 310.5mm)
Mass Fully laden: 1165g (Approx.)
Operating Temperature +32 to +104 degrees F (0 to +40 degrees (C)
Power Consumption HD: 4.1W
SD: 3.8W
Power Requirements AC Supply/ Battery 8.4V/6.8V
Recording Frame Rate NTSC Mode PS (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60p/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9
Recording Media 96GB Flash memory
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Recording/Playback Time 190 min (VF), 185 min (LCD) (NP-FV70: fully charged batt.)
Storage Temperature -4 to +140 degrees F (-20 to +60 degrees C)
Video Recording Format HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible +1080/60p original format)
MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)
Weight main unit: 1lbs 5oz (615g.)

Included Lens Specifications Detail:
35mm Equivalent 26.0 mm - 260 mm (16:9)
31.8 mm - 318 mm (4:3)
Aperature F1.8 - F3.4
Filter Diameter 52mm (52mm to 37mm step-down ring supplied)
Focal Length f = 3.8 mm - 38 mm
Focus Full range Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer Optical SteadyShot
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical Balnced SteadyShot
Fixed Mode
Iris Six blade iris
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*,
Maximum Relative Aperture F/1.8
Optical Zoom 10x 3.8~38mm
Zoom Ratio Selectable 10x (optical), 14x Extended Zoom, 120x Digital Zoom

Inputs and Outputs Specifications Detail:
Analog Audio/Video Output(s) A/V Remote connector
Audio In 2 XLR Line/ Mic. with selectable Phantom Power
One 3.5mm stereo jack with Plug-on power
Audio Out Headphone: Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5mm
Two RCA via A/V Remote connector cable
Audio/Video Remote Multi-Pin Connector A/V Remote connector
Component Out No
Composite Video Out One RCA via A/V Remote connector cable
Digital Audio/Video Output(s) HDMI 1.4
Earphone 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Light Built-in LCD Light
MIC In Two 3-Pin XLR Line/Mic. with slectable phantom power and attenuation level.
One sterero 3.5 mini jack with Plug-on power
Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
SD Card
Remote LANC type via A/V Remote connector
TC Out HDMI 1.4 with embedded SMPTE TC and pull-down markers
Test Out HDMI
USB Mini USB (host or Slave)

Optional Accessories

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ACCV1BP Power supply & fast dual charger for MC Series and NXCAM Camcorders using H, V and P series batteries. $240.00 Get details
LCNX3D1KH Soft carrying case for HXR-NX3D1 and HXR-NX30U $119.00 Get details
RM1BP Remote Commander $257.50 Get details

Product Brochure

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HXR-NX30 Brochure pdf / 2,065K Download now

Comparison Chart

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HDV/AVCHD Camcorder and Accessories Compatibility Chart 05/03/2013 pdf / 2,445K Download now


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