The Sony HXR-NX80 Full HD XDCAM is built by keeping the needs of television broadcast, and documentary shooting in mind. It embodies a Zeiss 12× optical zoom lens. The camcorder offers high-resolution imagery by using the 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor. With this Sony camcorder, you can record 4K in XAVC S at the highest bitrate of 100 Mbps. The Sony HXR-NX80 also allows quick and slow-motion recording. Use the Hybrid Log-Gamma to simplify the color grading process during post-production. The Fast Hybrid AF system and updated AF algorithm ensure precise autofocus operation and subject tracking. Get full control over the image composition from different angles with the touchscreen LCD monitor. This Sony camcorder incorporates two 3-pin XLR audio inputs for connecting various sound recording devices. You can use the camera's wireless functionality to connect it with the SMCX-500 live switcher for multicamera production workflow.
Optics and Focus
The camera uses a Zeiss T* lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 29mm. Its 12× optical zoom and 18× Clear Image Zoom technology provide consistent results in the UHD 4K recording format. The digital extender boosts the zoom range up to 48×. You can set exposure and depth of field according to your need with the integrated ND filter, having values of clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 ND. The camcorder allows you set the shutter speed for up to 1/10000th of a second when shooting in 60i, 24p, 120p, 50i, and 100p. Use the Fast Hybrid AF system to get precision in the focusing operation. It allows you configure the AF drive speed, tracking depth range, and subject switching sensitivity according to your need.
Sensor and Screen
The camcorder provides high sensitivity to light with its 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor. Compose the scene from different angles with the 3.5-inch, 1.56m-dot LCD. Also, the LCD's touchscreen functionality offers convenience when accessing different menus and reviewing recorded videos. You may also use the rear 2.36m-dot OLED viewfinder when shooting from the eye-level position.
Image and Video
The camera offers the highest 4K recording in XAVC S at a maximum bit rate of 100 Mbps. You can also shoot Full HD videos in AVCHD format. The camera makes you create slow-motion videos up to 960 fps. Additionally, the Slow & Quick Motion feature provides frame rates up to 120 fps to speed up to slow down the video in post-production. The included S-Gamut3 and S-Log3 recordings retain the dynamic range to give flexibility when adjusting the look of the videos by using LUTs.
The camcorder is capable for transfering or live streaming FTP files over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channel. With the dual memory card slots, you can extend the shooting time of the camcorder. These card slots allow relay and simultaneous recording options. The Sony HXR-NX80 has two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that accept line, mic, and + 48V mic signals. Otherwise, you may stick to the integrated microphone. Dedicated controls on the top let you select the channel frequency, adjust the gain of individual mics. An optional remote control device can be attached to the micro-USB jack or 2.5mm stereo mini-jack.