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Sony HXR-NX30
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Sony HXR-NX30 Camcorder

1/2.88 1.2kg CMOS 10x Jul 2012
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The new HXR-NX30U high-definition camcorder is a palm-size addition to the NXCAM line. The NX30U utilizes breakthrough Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help eliminate... More
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Sony HXR-NX30 Cameraman's Review
Sony HXR-NX30 Review
Sony HXR NX30 Cameraman's Review, Part 2
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13 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,411 owner and expert reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this type and age.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HXR-NX30 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony HXR-NX30 has an HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX30 which do not have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-NX30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX30 do not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

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1/2.88" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HXR-NX30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.88". That's 36% more optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The best optical sensor size of all video cameras of this age and spec is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HXR-NX30 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Sony camcorder support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo and MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and SDHC compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is Not supported.

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

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 21.4 megapixels, the HXR-NX30 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX30. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX30 is 8MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 15MP.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX30 that we have checked the internal storage capacity of, the HXR-NX30's internal storage capacity of 92 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 26GB.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony HXR-NX30 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-NX30. Camcorders that were released more than two years ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 150 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX30, the HXR-NX30 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HXR-NX30 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX30 have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x. With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX30 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX30.

Alternative 10x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] (12x), or the PMW-300[pl_2132091_price] (14x) both from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX30 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-NX30 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX30, the Sony HXR-NX30 is not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HXR-NX30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-NX30 also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HXR-NX30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might want to look at including the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX30

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HXR-NX30 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Average Weight

At 1.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX30 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX30 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this video camera to all the other 120x (digital) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E[pl_363171_price], and the HDR-TD20VE[pl_1505099_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-PJ820[plb_2109593_price] (160x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
HDMI Version
Headphone Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524891973

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