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Sony HXR-NX5R

Sony HXRNX5R Camcorder

2.07MP 1/2.8 2.1kg CMOS Oct 2016
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The HXR-NX5R is the ultimate Full HD handheld camcorder a feature packed successor to the best-selling HXR-NX5 and HXR-NX3 with XAVC S recording, 3G-SDI output and wireless workflow. Trust in this... More
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15 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Only Released Three Months Ago

Sony only released the HXR-NX5R three months ago. Newer video cameras like this one are likely to use better technology.

Very Large Screen Size

At 8.8 inches, the HXR-NX5R has a very large screen size compared to most of the other new small sensor size camcorders. The average screen size of newly released small sensor size camcorders is 3.3", and the screen sizes range from 2" to 8.8".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders, the Sony HXR-NX5R has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HXR-NX5R has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for the last year also have an HDMI port.

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Very Long Battery Life

The battery life of the HXR-NX5R of 7.2 hours is one of the longest amongst small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year. The battery lifes of latest camcorders range from 1.2h to 7.2h, and the average battery life is 3.3h.

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1/2.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HXR-NX5R is 1/2.8". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX5R is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/2".

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Two Memory Card Slots

The Sony HXR-NX5R is a two memory card slot camcorder. Most of the other new camcorders only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HXR-NX5R supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for the last year. In addition, this camcorder support an MS PRO Duo and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX5R.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HXR-NX5R has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX5R.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of recently released video cameras range from 24 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 42 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second, the HXR-NX5R has one of the biggest bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony HXR-NX5R is more than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony video camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The Sony HXR-NX5R has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that were released in the last year. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The Sony HXR-NX5R has one of the lower minimum apertures (only 1.6) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The minimum apertures of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-NX5R range from 1.6 to 1.8, and the average minimum aperture is 1.8.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony HXR-NX5R supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera also support a video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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12 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £96.00

The price of the HXR-NX5R has increased by £96.00 in the last 25 days.

Not Full HD

The HXR-NX5R is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other new small sensor size camcorders are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HXR-NX5R does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Expensive

We think this Sony camcorder looks expensive compared to other new comparable spec video cameras. The price range of new comparable spec video cameras is from £178 to £2,995.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Sony HXR-NX5R has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX5R the optical zooms range from 20x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX5R are not 3D compatible. The HXR-NX5R is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most new small sensor size camcorders do not have a night mode. The Sony HXR-NX5R is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX5R is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX5R are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HXR-NX5R does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on video cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

At only 3.4, the Sony HXR-NX5R has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec camcorders. The maximum aperture values of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX5R range from 3.4 to 16.

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Heavy

Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX5R the weights range from 170g to 4kg. The HXR-NX5R is one of the heavier newly released small sensor size camcorders (2.1 kilograms) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX5R

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Sony HXR-NX5R has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last year.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX5R has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on latest small sensor size camcorders.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
Headphone Out Port
XLR in Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
Battery Charger Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrnx5, sony hxrnx5r
Barcodes 00636983059072

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