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Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM with HDR & Fast Hybrid AF

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Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM with HDR & Fast Hybrid AF
Key Features
  • Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • XAVC S 4K (3840 x 2160) at 100 Mb/s
  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Live Streaming
  • 4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
Take the Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM camcorder with you wherever you go to capture rich 4K HDR video. This compact, palm-style camera offers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and a 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC S 4K, and it includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control. Additional features include built-in 2.4 GHz for multiple streaming options via RTMP/RTMPS protocols.
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Sony HXR-NX80 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Streaming
  • 31" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • 4Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • 5Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
  • 6Frame Rate Flexibility
  • 7Super Slow Motion
  • 8Slow & Quick Recording
  • 9Multiple Codec Choice
  • 10Image Control Options
  • 11Built-In ND Filters
  • 12Dual Media Slots
  • 13Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 14Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

Take the Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM camcorder with you wherever you go to capture rich 4K HDR video. This compact, palm-style camera offers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and a 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC S 4K, and it includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control. Additional features include built-in 2.4 GHz for multiple streaming options via RTMP/RTMPS protocols.

The HXR-NX80's Fast Hybrid AF uses high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm to offer highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful for individual operators. In movie recording mode, use the appearance of phase-detection AF frames to monitor your subject's focus. The HXR-NX80's 3.5" touchscreen is used to quickly switch focus among subjects. AF Drive Speed, Tracking Depth Range, and Subject Switching Sensitivity can each be configured to suit different subjects and content styles.

Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) enables you to future-proof your output by smoothly integrating your recordings into an HDR workflow without the need for color grading during post-production. Capture images with high-quality contrast and resolution using the HXR-NX80's 12x optical Zeiss zoom, and 18x 4K digital zoom (24x in HD). An integrated ND filter function enables greater exposure and depth-of-field control.

The HXR-NX80 camera supports Sony's Slow & Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Footage is recorded via two SD memory card slots, either simultaneously to both cards, or in relay mode to create a backup.

The HXR-NX80's audio features include two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that support line, mic, and mic +48V (phantom power) for using external microphones; you can also use the HXR-NX80's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. For multicamera productions, the HXR-NX80 integrates seamlessly with Sony's MCX-500 live switcher (available separately).

Streaming

The camera supports RTMP/RTMPS live streaming protocols. This is included with the camera and as a free upgrade if your camera does not have this functionality. You can stream directly from the camera using Wi-Fi or via Ethernet with optional converters such as the Sony VMC-UAM2 or CBK-NA1. No computer is required for streaming.

1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

1.0"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels provides optimal image quality

Fast Hybrid Autofocus

Offers highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful when shooting sharp UHD 4K footage

Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom

Fixed 12x optical wide-angle zoom with 18x Clear Image Zoom technology in UHD 4K (24x in HD)

Frame Rate Flexibility

Record up to XAVC S 4K video

Super Slow Motion

Offers slow-motion recording up to 960 fps

Slow & Quick Recording

Uses Sony's Slow & Quick Motion for recording 1080pi60 HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, and 120 fps

Multiple Codec Choice

XAVC S recording up to 100 Mb/s in 4K mode, and Full HD recording

Image Control Options

S-Gamut3/S-Log3 recording captures a wide range of colors, highlights, and shadows

Built-In ND Filters

Incorporated ND filter function with Clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 ND for optimal exposure and depth-of-field control

Dual Media Slots

Dual memory card slots, one for SDHC/SDXC cards only, and one compatible with SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards

Wi-Fi/NFC

Built-in capability to send FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream via the Ustream platform over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The multi-interface shoe enables you to connect power, signal, and on/off functions for select Sony accessories
Please note: The XLR adapter handle must be removed to use the MI shoe
UPC: 027242908444

Sony HXR-NX80 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21 Megapixel
Effective: 14.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/10000 to 1/6 Second
Gain-3 to 33 dB
Minimum Illumination3 Lux at 1/50 Shutter Speed
White Balance2300 to 15,000K
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesXAVC S 4:2:0
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 100p/119.88p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 50p/59.94p [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 29.97p [16 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p [50 Mb/s]
XAVC S
1280 x 720 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [9 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [3 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080 at 50PsF/59.94PsF [28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [24 Mb/s]
1440 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i [5 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 50p/59.94p [9 Mb/s]
Variable Frame RatesUHD: 1 to 29.97 fps
1080p: 1 to 119.88 fps
1080p: 240 to 960 fps
1080p: 250 to 1000 fps
Recording LimitUp to 880 Minutes
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingXAVC: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Proxy: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AC-3 Audio
External Video Capture
IP StreamingMPEG2, UDP: 1280 x 720 at 24p, 30p (3.0 Mb/s)
MPEG2, UDP: 640 x 360 at 24p (1.0 Mb/s)
Interface
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
1 x (Composite) Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
Wireless2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.5"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.39"
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery TypeSony V-Series
Power Consumption6.1 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Built-In Video LightYes (Infrared)
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.25 x 9.65 x 5.95"

Sony HXR-NX80 Reviews

Perfect for our needs

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

My company needed a set up that allowed us to film virtual events during the pandemic and this came through. We've used it to live stream and pre-record in the office, and have used it at off sites. It's worked perfectly.

Very competent 4K camcorder with professional features

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-10

My personal camera is the Sony FDR-AX700, which is the entry-level version of this series of cameras. The NX80 adds the audio handle and a few other minor features. Being very happy and familiar with the AX700, ordering the NX80 for my workplace was a no-brainer. And if I ever need to run two cameras for an event, the footage from them will match. Looking carefully at 4K footage on YouTube, it's clear that the Sony camcorders produce more natural-looking and sharper footage than competing products from Panasonic (unless you spend a lot more money on, say, the DVX200), JVC and Canon. Canon's 4K camcorders produce footage that's so soft it looks like 1080p! Servo zoom and built-in ND filters make this a great workhorse camera. Pro tip: It fits perfectly on the DJI Ronin RSC2 gimbal (with the audio handle not attached of course). The ergonomics are OK but a little odd, such as the placement of the Menu button; but it's not really a problem. You can choose full auto, full manual, or auto with manual overrides for gain, iris and shutter angle. Generally, for a great workhorse self-contained camera that suits a small business, I heartily recommend the HXR-NX80.

I love my Sony NX 80.

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-24

The Sony NX 80 is a fabulous camera for the price. The camera essentially provides most of the controls normally found on a pro camera - although some require the menu for use. However, the assign buttons (6) provide easy access to several of the more used functions as determined by the user. The 4K image quality is wonderful. My one criticism is shooting under low light.

Bought In March, Broke In September

By Lawrence
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-15

I was hoping that the NX80 would hold up to regular use both in the studio and in the field. Much to my disappointment, the HDMI port, which was always a very tight and resistant fit, decided to break. It was not forced - and I have yet to understand exactly what happened, but I was worried that the connection was fragile. Now I must wait weeks for Sony to get the part which, according to them, will be difficult. Very disappointed and would not buy again.

Great multifunctional camera

By Eddin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-26

Would recommend!

not my first choice, but is a better camera in the end!

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-11

Building a training studio for live stream interactive training and this camera was even better for what I needed than the first camera I had picked out. My first choice was discontinued and this was the one that was recommended in its place. It is going to allow me to really do some impressive live stream training!

Sony Is The Best - Bestseller!

By Emmanuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-12

This is a great workhorse self-contained camera that suits small businesses, I wholeheartedly recommend the Sony HXR-NX80.

I LOVE This Camera!

By Sandi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-12

I love this camera so much I bought it twice. I'm a journalist and really hard on my cameras I use it everyday. it's lite and has a 1 inch sensor and a Zeiss lens and the color and images are so beautiful perfect for the frontline journalist and filmmaker.

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