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Sony HXR-NX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony HXR-NX5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 feedback. Comments about the durability and zoom are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the color and viewfinder.

image quality, memory, design

size, price, portability, viewfinder, color

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HXR-NX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HXR-NX5 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

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: christian (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Manolo (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Manolo (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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: Colin (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

having had an fx1e before this nx5 is a dream

could do with a histogram in the viewfinder - thats all

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: christian (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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: Nuwan (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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!

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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 ...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Nuwan (reevoo.com)

Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5

 

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery life (max):6.4
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-F570, CR2025
Battery voltage:7.2
Video recording time:2.8

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1.5

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.037

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 28.4
Digital Zoom:1.5
Filter size:2.83
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 28.4
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 3.23
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
XLR in: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1

Video

Capture modes:LP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:122688
Viewfinder screen size:0.45

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.5
Height:7.36
Weight:4.85
Width:6.81

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Manual