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Sony HXR-NX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony HXR-NX5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The memory also gets good comments. The viewfinder and portability get critical reviews, and opinions about the color and durability are different.

image quality, memory, design

size, price, portability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HXR-NX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HXR-NX5 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5E - Camcorder - High Definition - professional - widescreen - 1.037 Mpix - optical zoom: 20 x - supported memory: SD, MS PRO Duo, M

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Videomaker (

Sony HXR-NX5U HD Camcorder Reviewed


The Sony HXR-NX5U is a true workhorse and one of the best camcorders in the AVCHD format. Professional event videographers will love the long record times and well thought out controls.

Good color balance, One-fourth-stop manual iris, 20x Sony G Lens, Great optics

29.5mm at the widest is good, but you might need an adapter if you want a little more room., Front shoe mount may put you at odds with the LCD's ability to flip out., GPS might be a little too far ahead of its time

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Manolo (



With a large battery and two cards have capacity for hours of recording ; Has option to calibrate the picture with different modes, film, tv ; The audio is very correct and micro incorporating also very good

The manual white balance is complicated. You'd push a button and go ; The LCD screen is not well located, should be back near the viewfinder ; The battery would have to be big, not small as you get with that price ; When the image forces due to lack of...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: christian (



Pass everywhere, light will be on drugs

Quality of the bad slow motion, and quality of recording in mode(fashion) automobile not trés satisfying, embellish with images fuzziness(vagueness) when we make a slightly too fast panoramic view

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Colin (



having had an fx1e before this nx5 is a dream

could do with a histogram in the viewfinder - thats all

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Nuwan (



easy to use ; Good wait ; Image quality

Battery life ; price ; Under the power switch get heat after 1 or 2 hours. I don't know is this normal or some thing with wrong with my camera

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave (



Built in ND filters , ease of use , great card relay recording , and of course ; fmu 128 gb external hard drive with hours and hours of record time ; Great lens quality , iris ring , Focus ring and Zoom ring perfect for the professional who works in...

I prefer a larger lcd screen , the View finder is ok but not as good as my FS 100 , But it is a slightly more expensive camera so i shouldn't Complain

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Mark (



I am very happy with the purchase so far, a great improvement on our previous camera. Ingesting media direct from memory card is a big time saver

Rembering to create full disk image backup of media card for archive purposes. This will improve with time, and losing the comfort from having a physical tape

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Clive (



We had some big problems with this camera, to the extent that we have now sold it and bought a Canon XF300 ; Where to start, the focusing seemd haphazard to say the least. Autofocus seems to go for what was bright in an image rather than what was...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: John (



One problem that i have as my fingers an thumbs are shall we say not on the small size , the sel/push exec dial is to small and i find it more than once very delicate to rotate

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Dimitris (



Image quality, ease of use, buld quality

Lack of 1920x1080 50p recording format

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Sensor Size:1/3''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3