by Sony
The Sony HXR-NX5 is an affordable HD camcorder based on the AVCHD technology produced exclusively for demanding professionals.

PAL/NTSC switchable model.


1/3 Inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor system
High-performance "G lens"
HD/SD switchable recording with AVCHD and MPEG2 SD
GPS Metadata Recording
Touch Screen Operation
Active SteadyShot
HDSDI and HDMI Output
Linear PCM Audio
Simultaneous SD/HD Recording via HXR-FMU128
SMPTE Time Code In/Out Connector
PRO Duo HG and SDHC Card Compatible



Imaging device: 3-chip 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Effective picture elements: Approx. 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array
Built-in optical filters: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum illumination: 1.5 lx (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)
Shutter speed: Auto, Manual 50i/50p/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000 sec.
Slow Shutter (SLS): 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec.
Slow & Quick Motion function: 200 fields per second improved Smooth Slow Record (The picture resolution is reduced).
White balance: Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
Gain: -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB, AGC


Zoom ratio: Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), 1.5x Digital Extender
Focal length: f = 4.1 to 82.0 mm (equivalent to f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens)
Focus: AF/MF selectable, 800 mm to (MACRO OFF), 10 mm to (MACRO ON, Wide), 800 mm to MACRO ON, Tele)
Image stabiliser: ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter diameter: 72 mm


Recording Format HD Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
Recording Format SD Video: MPEG-2 PS
Recording Format HD Audio: Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Format SD Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording frame rate:
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/50p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i (25p Scan)
Recording/Playback time:
170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX (24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording


Viewfinder: 0.45 inch-type approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
Built-in LCD monitor: 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio


Built-in microphone: Stereo microphone


Types: Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC Card


Audio input: XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite output: RCA Type (x 1)
S-Video output: N/A (optional VMC-15FS is required.)
Audio output: RCA type(CH-1,CH-2)
Component output: RCA Type (x 3) via A/V multi connector
SDI output: BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
USB: USB device, Mini-B (x 1)
Headphone output: Stereo mini jack (x 1)
Speaker output: Monaural
DC input: Power cord
Remote: Yes
HDMI output: HDMI connector (x 1)


Mass: (w/ Lens hood with Lens cover) 2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz)
Dimension (W x H x D): (Lens hood with Lens cover) 173 x 187x 342 mm (6 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 inch)
Power Requirements: 8.4V / 7.2V (AC adaptor / Battery)
Operating temperature: 0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Battery operating time: 385 min

In the Box

AC Adaptor/Charger AC-VL1
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F570
Connecting cord DK-415
Microphone ECM-XM1
Remote Commander RMT-845
Component video cable
A/V connecting cable
USB cable
Large eyecup
Lens hood with lens cover
Accessory shoe kit
Lithium Battery CR2025
Application Software (CD-ROM)
Sony HXR-NX5 Manual


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