by Sony
The Sony HXR-NX70 is a compact rain & dust-proof NXCAM camcorder designed for journalists, documentary makers and anyone else who needs capture superb content whatever the conditions.

Rain and Dust Proof
1/2.88-in CMOS Sensor
Ultra-wide Angle 26.3mm Lens
Assignable Lens Ring
1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p Recording
96GB Embedded Flash Memory
3.5-inch Touch-Screen
Built-in GPS Receiver

See also: Sony PXW-X70 HD Compact Camcorder with HD-SDI



840 g (1 lb 13 oz)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
1285 g (2 lb 13 oz)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/Battery, w/Microphone, w/XLR unit)

Dimensions (W x H x D):
111.5 x 119.5 x 297.5 mm (4 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 11 3/4 inch) (w/Hood, w/Eye Cup)
135 x 174 x 384.5 mm (5 3/8 x 6 7/8 x 15 1/4 inch) (w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/Battery, w/Microphone, w/XLR unit)

Power requirements: 8.4 V/6.8 V (AC adaptor / Battery)

Power consumption:
3.5 W (w/ viewfinder - normal brightness (HD FX)
3.6 W (w/ LCD - normal brightness (HD FX)

Operating temperature: 0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)

Recorder Section

Continuous Recording Time: 220 min (VF), 215 min (LCD)

Recording format:
- Video Format
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/50p: original format)
- Audio Format
HD: Linear PCM/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz
STD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz

Recording frame rate (Due to variable bitrate, 24Mbps is the maximum bitrate for AVCHD FX mode and the average bitrate is being stated for FH, HQ and LP modes.):
HD PS (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50p/16:9, HD FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i/16:9, HD FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i/16:9, HD HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i/16:9, HD LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i/16:9, HD FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/25p/16:9, HD FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/25p/16:9, SD/STD HQ (9 Mbps) 720 x 576/50i /16:9, 4:3

Recording/Playback time:
170 min (MS 32 GB, HD FX, LPCM)
530 min (Int. memory 96 GB, HD FX, LPCM)


Zoom ratio: Sony G Lens, 10x (optical), 14x Extended Zoom, 120x Digital Zoom

Focal length:
f = 3.8 mm - 38 mm (equivalent to 26.3 mm - 263 mm (16:9), 32.2 mm - 322 mm (4:3) on 35 mm lens) (The focal length is when SteadyShot mode is in Active mode Off.)

Focus: Full range auto/Manual

Image stabilizer: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

Filter Diameter: 37 mm

Camera Section

Imaging device: 1/2.88 type Exmor CMOS with ClearVid pixel array

Gross pixels: Approx.6,648,000

Video Actual pixels: Approx.6,140,000 (16:9)

Minimum illumination: 3 lx (Low LUX mode, 1/25 shutter)

Shutter speed: 1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)

Iris: F1.8 - F3.4

Slow and Quick Motion:
200 fps (fixed) as Smooth Slow Rec
The picture quality is degraded. (fps: Field per Sec.)

White Balance: Auto, outdoor (5800K), indoor (3200K), One-push (Touch panel)


Mic input: Stereo mini jack (x 1) D3.5 mm

Audio input: XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), LINE/MIC/MIC +48 V selectable

A/V Output: A/V Remote connector

Component Video Output: A/V Remote connector

Remote Conector: Stereo mini-minijack ( D2.5 mm)

USB: USB device, Mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)

Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack (x 1) D3.5 mm

HDMI output: HDMI mini connector (x 1)


1.1 cm (0.45 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
1 226 880 dots equivalent (852 x 3 [RGB] x 480)

Built-in LCD Monitor:
8.8 cm (3.5 type, aspect ratio 16:9)
921 600 dots (1920 x 480)


Type: 2ch Stereo microphone

Recording Media

Internal Memory: 96 GB

Removable Media:
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 6 or faster)

In the Box

AC-L200 AC Adapter / Charger
NP-FV70 Li ion Battery - 17WH
ECM-XM1 Microphone
Wind Screen
XLR Adapter
Lens Hood with Lens Cover
Large Eyecup
Component A/V Cable
A/V Connecting Cable
Mini-USB Cable
USB Adapter Cable
RMT-845 Remote Commander
Sony HXR-NX70 Manual


Reviewed by 6 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Rating: 5.0
By from Sydney, Australia on
Love everything about this camera. My very first short video project went straight onto YouTube (titled: THAI BUDDHIST MONASTERY 147kms FROM SYDNEY). Great picture, still very clear in low light. Fits like a glove in the hand. A great wide angle (I can put up with the 4 corners of the scene I'm shooting in the viewfinder being curved by my lens filter, I just zoom about 10% until the curved corners disappear). Love the convenience of transferring files straight to an Ext Hard Drive. Image Stabiliser is so-so. Same as my other cameras. Sound quality is excellent using supplied ext mic. Sometimes TOO sensitive. Outdoors I have to use the low cut filter when there's a breeze. I have not been in a situation where I have to use the camera 'manually' yet. I just turn on the camera, open the LCD screen flap, and hit the record button. My first time using the AVCHD format so no need for anymore BluRay blank discs. What I gained in the Wide angle lens I lost in Optical zoom.. I can live with that.
Rating: 5.0
By from Papua New Guinea on
Received my new camera a few days ago, for a first time buyer it was awesome tracking the product and the GMP sales team were magnificent with their outstanding promptness in attending to queries that made me feel certain my package was taken care of and dealt with by proffessionals. Sure enough it arrived in perfect condition and is ready to hit the road'
Bonus is that it arrived just in time for xmas...bravo GMP
HXR-NX70 walks the talk
Rating: 5.0
By from Australia on
Supplements my NEX-VG10 perfectly.A great field camera for guerilla style doco making. Heaps of features- a bit of a learning curve on manual controls. Super light - great long days of shooting. Focal length of lens a bit short for long shots. About to take it into cyclone season in the Pacific and really put it through its paces.
Sony HXR-NX70 this is "CHILI CAMERA"
Rating: 5.0
By from Jakarta on
Thank you Globalmediapro
You are really professional in service..

Finally i receive my NX70 "Chili" Camera, more than thirteen years I use a Sony Camcorder, since Betacam to HDcam today, good,strong product, easy maintenance and after sales service, This "Chili" Camera really "HOT and SPICY", especially the macro lens and rain proof, my "Chili" camera is protected from rain and dust, the PROBLEM now is
How strong a cameraman protected from rain and dust ??? heheheee
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Iceland on

This technique is very good and I live in Iceland and was raining a lot and still is no technical issue with the rain and the device is fine reg. Trausti
éxcellent camera better than the v1 or the m50 very very sharp high quality
Rating: 5.0
By from sydney on
recived the camera in 4days of ordering
out of the box and ready to go
im a pro videoographer and needed something smaller than my z5 and ex1 this is awsome simmilar quality and very reliable and good features. the gain on the sreen is no drama also the seed, nd filters no need makes every thing simlper. if ur a pro ul know how to use it if u complain then u need more skills.
would of liked another ring but whats done is done.

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