Whether covering a live event or shooting a commercial project, the Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM Professional Camcorder holds all the answers. The camera houses three 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensors that along with the Sony G lens provide sharp image quality with a wide color range. The camera offers the maximum resolution of 1080p for the video recording and supports NTSC broadcast frame rates. Two XLR inputs allow you to plug external mics, while the 3.5mm audio output sends the audio signal to external speakers or recorders. The camcorder provides scene composition using either the 3.5-inch LCD or 0.39-inch OLED. You can send the videos directly to mobile workstations via the built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, or FTP. The camcorder has two slots for memory cards, thus increasing the overall working time.
Optics and Focus
The Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM features a Sony G lens that has a focal length of 4.1 to 82mm. Its maximum aperture of f/1.6 allows you to use the camcorder in low light such as a dim-lit theatre. The camcorder has ND filters incorporated into its design that give control over the depth of field. You can use the optical zoom of 20× or Clear Zoom of 40× to get closer to the subject. The camcorder has one-push controls for switching between auto and manual focus. You can also enable the image stabilization feature to compensate for camera shakes when shooting handheld.
Sensor and Screen
This professional Sony camcorder uses an intricate 3-CMOS sensor structure that captures red, blue, and green lights independently to produce high-resolution videos with a wide dynamic range. Also, the advanced LSI reduces image noise and other distortions to provide real-to-life imagery. The camcorder has a 3.5-inch LCD that offers 1550K-dot resolution live view with minimal latency. You may also use the 0.39-inch OLED electronic viewfinder that shows the images in 1440K-dot resolution. The camcorder allows you to attach external monitors via the integrated 3G, HD, SD-SDI, and HDMI output.
Image and Video
The Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM Camcorder delivers Full HD 1080p resolution videos in a 4:2:0 color space. You can select the large XAV C format to retain maximum information in the video. AVCHD format is also available for low-end systems. The camcorder has image enhancement controls on the left side for white balance and gain. You can stream the footage live as it records videos at NTSC frame rates from 59.94 to 23.98 fps.
Synchronize the camcorder with the on-location sound machine with the two XLR inputs and 3.5mm audio output. The built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and FTP allows you to pass the video footage directly to an editing station. You may also include the camcorder in a multi-cam setup that is ideal for covering live events such as a baseball game or concert. The advanced multi-interface shoe accepts external microphones and supported LED lights. The dual SD slots make it easy to keep the camcorder running for a long duration. If you are shooting in extremely dark conditions, switch on the built-in LED video light to get the desired illumination. The LED provides a maximum brightness of 200 lux at 1 m and has a beam angle of 30°. Additionally, the 5500K daylight temperature doesn't create any color cast in the video. The camcorder has two power options where you can use the provided NP-F770 Li-ion battery or plug the unit into AC wall socket using the included power adapter.