Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Three 1/2.8" Exmor CMOS Sensors
Sony G Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
40x Clear Image Zoom
Wi-Fi Connectivity and Remote Control
AVCHD 2.0 Format
Network-Friendly MP4 720p, 3Mbps Format
Dual SD Memory Card Slots
Uncompressed 8-Bit 4:2:2 via HDMI Out
Built-in LED Video Light

See also: Sony PXW-Z190 4K XDCAM Camcorder


Original Full HD Sony sensor for impressive imagery
The 1920x1080 full HD 3x Exmor CMOS sensors system provides a 2.07 million effective pixel count in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Red, blue, and green light are independently and accurately captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity, and wide dynamic range that translate to extraordinarily natural colour reproduction.

High performance Sony G lens with 40x zoom range
Provides 28.8mm (35mm full-frame format equivalent) angle of view at the wide end. 20x optical zoom plus Clear Image Zoom provides total 40x zoom range, rivalling that of optical zoom. Clear Image Zoom offers effectively no quality loss and no pixel loss, with 2M full resolution kept using Super Resolution Technology.

AVCHD 2.0 (1080/50p) and DV recordings
HD video is recorded in AVCHD 2.0 format with a high 50 fps frame rate that achieves smooth, natural subject motion. 50i and 25p modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players. The camcorder can also record in DV standard definition.

Slow and quick motion options at Full HD
2x slow motion can be easily achieved by setting the recording format to 25p and the frame rate to 50 fps. If you'd rather speed up the action the frame rate can be set to 1 fps for 50x quick motion.

Excellent low light recording
Minimum illumination of 1.2lux (1/30) or 1.0 lux (1/25).


Recording Format (Video) :
HD - MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
MP4 - MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with MP4 wrapping
Recording Format (Audio) :
HD - Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
SD - Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
MP4 - AAC 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz

Recording Frame Rate :
HD -
PS(28Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50P, 16:9
FX(24Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
FH(17Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
HQ(9Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50p, 16:9 1280 x 720/50p, 16:9
LP(5Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i, 16:9
SD -
DV(25Mbps) 720 x 576/50i, 16:9, 4:3
MP4 -
MP4(3.5Mbps) 1280 x 720/25p, 16:9
Recording/Playback Time :
Approx.290min(SD 64GB, PS, LPCM)
Approx.340min(SD 64GB, FX, LPCM)
Approx.450min(SD 64GB, FH, LPCM)

Lens Mount : Fixed
Zoom Ratio : 20x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length :
f=4.1 - 82.0mm
equivalent to f=28.8 - 576mm on 35 mm lens(16:9)
equivalent to f=35.2 - 705mm on 35 mm lens(4:3)
Iris : F1.6 - F11 auto/manual selectable
Focus : AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 800 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer : ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter : M72 mm

Imaging Device (Type) : 3-chips 1/2.8 type "Exmor " CMOS Sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count) : 2.41M (total), 2.07M (effective)
Built-in Optical Filters - OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination -
50i : 1.0lux(1/25 Shutter Speed, iris/gain Auto)
50i : 0.5lux(1/25 Shutter Speed, iris Auto, gain 30dB)
Shutter Speed : 1/3 sec to 1/10,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function : 1080p: Frame rate selectable 1,2,3,6,12,25,50 fps
White Balance : Preset(Outdoor:5600K), A, B
Gain : -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve : Selectable

Audio Input ; XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite Output : BNC (x1), PAL
Audio Output : RCA pin
USB : mini-AB USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage/Host
Headphone Output : Stereo mini jack φ3.5mm (x1)
Speaker Output : Monaural
DC Input : DC jack
Remote : Stereo mini mini jack φ2.5mm (x1)
HDMI Output : Type A (x1)

Viewfinder : 0.45 type color LCD: 852 X 3[RGB] X 480 equivalent, 16:9
Built-in LCD Monitor : 3.5-inch type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9

Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone : Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

Type : Memory Stick Duo(tm) and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 SD/SDHC/SDXC x1

Built-in LED light
Luminous intensity : 1.0m / Approx.200 lx, 0.5m / Approx.800lx
Lighting angle : Approx. 30o
Color temperature : Approx. 5,500K

Supported format : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency band : 2.4 GHz bandwidth
NFC : NFC Forum Type 3 Tagcompliant

Weight :
Approx 2.21 kg, 4 lb 14 oz (with lens hood)
Approx. 2.54 kg, Approx. 5lb_10oz (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F970 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) : Approx. 174.5 x 193 x 393 mm, 6_7/8 x 7_5/8 x 15_1/2 inches (with lens hood, eye piece. and protrusion)
Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption :
Approx. 6.4 W ( with XLR mic while recording, EVF On, Video light Off.)
Approx. 6.9 W (with XLR mic while recording, LCD monitor On, Video light Off)
Operating Temperature : 0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)
Storage Temperature : -20oC to +60oC (-4oF to +140oF)
Battery Operating Time (Continuous Recording Time) :
Approx. 410 min with NP-F770 battery (video light Off)
Approx. 265 min with NP-F770 battery (video light On)

In the Box

Lens Hood
EVF Eyecup
Infrared Remote Commander
Lithium Battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander)
Software CD-ROM
Sony NXR-NX3 Manual
AC-L100C AC Adaptor
AC Cable
Cold Shoe Kit


Reviewed by 5 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Dehradune, Uttarakhand on
Nx 3 is good enough HD camcorder. Focusing ability in low light is better, LED Light is welcome feature, Love it.
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from NEW DELHI on
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 4.0
By from pachora Dist Jalgon on
like sony nx3 cemara Very good low price good hd cemera
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Surat on
Some improvements over NX5 but lacks SDI output. Quality
Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Wingfield on
Some improvements over NX5 but lacks SDI output. Quality 40x digital zoom, better low light performance and WiFi make sense.

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