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Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM Professional Camcorder with Built-In LED Light

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Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM Professional Camcorder with Built-In LED Light
Key Features
  • 3 x 1/2.8" CMOS Sensors
  • 1080p/1080i/720p
  • XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, DV Codecs
  • Integrated Wide Angle 20x G-Lens
Extending the NXCAM line of solid-state camcorders, Sony's HXR-NX5R offers improved network functionality over previous cameras in the line, and it allows you to select from XAVC-S 50 Mb/s to AVCHD/DV recording. Suitable for documentaries, corporate, weddings, events, nature, sports, and journalism, the NX5R shoots at NTSC broadcast frame rates from 59.94 to 23.98. The built-in Wi-Fi and FTP wireless connections enable you to send footage to your editor from the camera while on location, instead of having to send the media cards to the editor. The legacy codec support allows you to shoot and subsequently edit your footage into older projects shot on AVCHD or even DV formats. However, just because the NX5R supports older codecs doesn't make it any less capable. It incorporates a 3G-SDI output that supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 59.94 fps, as well as 1080i, 720p, and the previously mentioned 720 x 480i.
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Sony HXR-NX5R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built-In LED Light
  • 3Wi-Fi and FTP
  • 4XAVC S
  • 5AVCHD Format
  • 6G Lens
  • 7Built-In ND filters
  • 8Relay Record with Dual Memory Slots

Extending the NXCAM line of solid-state camcorders, Sony's HXR-NX5R offers improved network functionality over previous cameras in the line, and it allows you to select from XAVC-S 50 Mb/s to AVCHD/DV recording. Suitable for documentaries, corporate, weddings, events, nature, sports, and journalism, the NX5R shoots at NTSC broadcast frame rates from 59.94 to 23.98. The built-in Wi-Fi and FTP wireless connections enable you to send footage to your editor from the camera while on location, instead of having to send the media cards to the editor. The legacy codec support allows you to shoot and subsequently edit your footage into older projects shot on AVCHD or even DV formats. However, just because the NX5R supports older codecs doesn't make it any less capable. It incorporates a 3G-SDI output that supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 59.94 fps, as well as 1080i, 720p, and the previously mentioned 720 x 480i.

Three 1/2.8" CMOS Exmor sensors and a 20x optical zoom Sony G lens with 40x Clear Image Zoom provide sharp and clear images. And if you need more illumination there is a built-in LED light above the lens. Professional audio is not forgotten with two XLR inputs that support Line, mic, and mic +48 (phantom power). The Slow & Quick Motion function enables 1080p recording at selectable frame rates. The camera features two media card slots that support recording on Memory Stick PRO Duo or SDHC/SDXC media cards.

Built-In LED Light
Mounted above the lens and just below the built-in mic, the LED light features a roughly 90° beam angle, outputting a color temperature of about 5500K. It has an integrated dimmer and includes a snap-on diffuser to soften the output.
Wi-Fi and FTP
Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and FTP allow you to send your footage to your editor while you are still shooting, so post-production doesn't have to wait on the data cards being sent from the shoot.
XAVC S
The NX5R can record 1920 x 1080p footage at 59.94 fps using the XAVC S codec.
AVCHD Format
The AVCHD format utilizes the MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 video codec, allowing users to record HD video footage onto random-access media, such as Memory Stick PRO Duo and SDHC memory cards. The NX5R supports AVCHD and AVCHD 2.0
G Lens
"G Lens", the lens featured in other successful Sony camcorders, already enjoys an excellent industry reputation. In the HXR-NX5R, this sophisticated lens is optimized to complement the camcorder's advanced image sensor and image processing technology.
Built-In ND filters
The HXR-NX5R is equipped with three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters—1/4, 1/16, 1/64—which help vary the depth of field with iris control.
Relay Record with Dual Memory Slots
Another new feature is continuous recording between two memory card slots. The new HXR-NX5R camcorder automatically cycles between the dual memory slots. When using two 32GB memory cards, six hours of continuous HD footage can be recorded.

Sony HXR-NX5R Specs

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 2.07 Megapixel
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 3 Stop (1/8), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Gain
-6 to 30 dB
Minimum Illumination
1.2 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
Lens
Optical Zoom Ratio
20x
Max Digital Zoom
40x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.6
Minimum Aperture
f/11
Minimum Focusing Distance
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Size
72 mm
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel
IP Streaming
FTP, FTPS, MPEG2, RTMP, UDP
1920 x 1080
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
1x BNC (Composite) Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel Input
Other I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (LANC) Input
1x Micro-USB Output
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Video Output, Audio Output
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
1,560,000 Dot
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Power Consumption
7.8 W
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x
Built-In Video Light
Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.6 x 13.2 x 9.6"

Sony HXR-NX5R Reviews

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The HXR-NX5R has 3 x 1/2.8" CMOS Sensors whereas ...

The HXR-NX5R has 3 x 1/2.8" CMOS Sensors whereas the HXR-NX80 has Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Asked by: Lynn
The NX80 along with having a 1" sensor record 4K, this is HD only. However a 3 CMOS Sensor, even if smaller, will separate out colors better. It also has a larger form factor.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-17

Is there anyway to capture RAW video with the ...

Is there anyway to capture RAW video with the Sony HXR-NX5R?
Asked by: Stephen
The NX5 does not offer RAW video output.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-31

Does this camera have a touch screen?

Does this camera have a touch screen?
Asked by: Antonio
It does not. This does not have a touch screen.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-12

I'm a Freelance Professional Videographer & ...

I'm a Freelance Professional Videographer & Photographer. Would This Camera be Perfect for Vloging on YouTube? If Not, What Camera would You Recommend?
Asked by: Zachary
This is a great camcorder, it would work very well for vlogging. It is however HD only. You may want to consider a UHD 4K option like the Sony PXW-Z90V. The Z90v also has very fast auto focus. https://bhpho.to/2HBJeY1
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-29

Can the USB port be used to use this camera as a ...

Can the USB port be used to use this camera as a webcam? I'd like to plug this right into a computer and use it for Zoom or Facebook Live Streaming if possible. I know I can use the network capabilities for streaming, but I'm wondering if it can also connect as a computer webcam over USB?
Asked by: David
Hi David, it is not possible to use USB port to connect to the computer to use it as webcam. Please refer to this list for supported models : https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/webcam/en/download/
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-09-21

How much recording time can you get on a 128 gb ...

How much recording time can you get on a 128 gb card recording 1080p/60 ?
Asked by: Joey
It should hold approx. 5.69 hours.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-09-17

Can This Camera Take SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC ...

Can This Camera Take SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Cards Ultra Class 10 UHS-I or No?
Asked by: Zachary
It's takes full size SD cards.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-08-26

Would this camera work for filming Basketball ...

Would this camera work for filming Basketball games? I usually film under the basket. Also, How is the Autofocus? I don't like missing anything
Asked by: Kimberly
Hi Kimberly, the camcorder should have no problem recording a Basketball games and the auto-focus system will keep everything in focus.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-07-18
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