Sony Introduces the Cutting-Edge HXR-NX5R Camcorder


How many have relied on the Sony HXR-NX5U for event, corporate, news, and documentary projects? The NX5U was the first Sony NXCAM camcorder, and was the model that introduced Sony’s transition from tape-to-memory recording. Now, this definitive groundbreaker is reintroduced to us in the new HXR-NX5R, designed and updated with features of efficiency for faster capture and delivery.

The NX5R features three 1/2.8" Exmor CMOS sensors capable of recording 1080p resolution at up to 59.94 fps in XAVC S format at 50 Mbps, and in AVCHD at 28 Mbps, simultaneously to up to two SD cards. The choice of formats offers the flexibility to engage in more diverse workflows and better accommodate varied client requirements. The camcorder has an integrated 20x zoom G lens with a 28.8 - 576mm optical zoom range and separate focus, iris, and zoom rings. Ensuring optimal image quality, the NX5R has an advanced digital signal processor that delivers advanced noise reduction and sharp detail reproduction.

Convenient new features include 3G-SDI output (in addition to HDMI and Composite), Wi-Fi streaming, an OLED viewfinder, and a responsive joystick that provides easier access to camera functions, all providing for a quicker end-to-end workflow. Also added to the camcorder is the Sony MI shoe, which will allow you to attach receivers/microphones without the bother of cables.

Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Another feature of convenience is an industry-first, brightness-adjustable LED video light that, in many cases, will be all you need. And depending on what your applications are, the HXR-NX5R may be all you need.

Two additional products are being released along with the NX5R, the first being the RM-30BP remote controller, which is capable of lens, camera, and playback control, and more. The second is the MCx-500 Switcher, a 4-channel video switcher with streaming capabilities.


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SDI output is a most welcome addition