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Sony HXR-NX30 Camcorder

1/2 1.2kg CMOS Jul 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Supports HDMI
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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HXR-NX30 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-NX30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX30 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The optical zooms of camcorders of this spec and age range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (14x), or the PXW-X200 (£6,234) (17x) both from Sony.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX30 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Sony video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99) (3,000x).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HXR-NX30 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 470,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the HXR-NX30 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HXR-NX30 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX260V.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HXR-NX30 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Has an XLR in

The HXR-NX30 has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HXR-NX30 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HXR-NX30 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera do not have a built-in light.

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Storage

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder have internal storage capacities of between 2GB and 92GB. When compared to other camcorders of this type and age that we have assessed the internal storage capacity of, the HXR-NX30's internal storage capacity of 92 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Camera

Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 3 lux, the HXR-NX30 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have minimum illuminations of between 0.02lx and 1,400lx.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HXR-NX30 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers hxrnx30e, sony hxrnx30e1
Barcodes 04905524891973

Sony HXR-NX30 Review Sources

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