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HXR-NX5E 1/3-inch Exmor™ CMOS Professional AVCHD NXCAM Camcorder with GPSFast forward your creativity with NXCAM          ...
HXR-NX5EExmor™ Technology Noise Reduction SystemMultiple A/D (analogue-to-digital) converters on each      2. Merging file...
HXR-NX5Eusers can choose which is best for any specific shoot-       batteries, chargers, LCD hoods and more. Please takei...
HXR-NX5EFocus                     AF/MF selectable, 800 mm        Composite output         RCA Type (x 1)                 ...
HXR-NX5E OS                    Microsoft Windows XP SP3*,         Memory                 Windows XP 512 MB or more        ...
HXR-NX5EShotgun            E C M - 673                                                        E C M- 6 8 0 S            Sh...
HXR-NX5EViewfinders              SH - L32W B P              LCD HoodLenses and Lens Adaptors              VC L- H G 0872K ...
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  1. 1. HXR-NX5E 1/3-inch Exmor™ CMOS Professional AVCHD NXCAM Camcorder with GPSFast forward your creativity with NXCAM Features Sony’s exclusive High-performance G Lens The “G Lens” provides great picture quality and ver- satility with a wide angle of 29.5 mm (equivalent to 35 mm film) and a 20x high quality zoom. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements reduce chro-Sony’s first professional AVCHD camcorder redefines matic aberrations caused by differences in light re-the performance and features expected of this fraction to minimize colour fringing. The advancedproduct class. It records stunning quality 1920 x 1080 10-group, 15-element lens structure also includes aimages at 24Mbps (50i or 25p), as well as supporting compound aspheric lens for images that are crisp and720/50p and Standard Definition recording. Sony’s “G clear, even when shooting videos at a high zoomingLens” and Exmor™ technology provide excellent res- ratio. A six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular, en-olution, colour and contrast, as well as exceptional abling the creation of extremely beautiful backgroundlow-light sensitivity. blur. The “G Lens” advanced optical lens technology also makes the most of Sony’s Exmor™ CMOS SensorOperational flexibility is maximised by AVCHD record- to realise sharper images with higher resolution anding onto affordable and readily available consumer less noise even when shooting in very low light.memory cards. Using two 32GB cards, the NX5 canrecord six hours of HD footage which can be further Natural-touch Lens Operationextended by simply swapping cards. Simultaneous The iris ring, located next to the zoom ring allowsHYBRID HD and/or SD recording is supported via a users to adjust exposure with great precision. Theunique, optional 128GB Flash Memory Unit (HXR- zoom function is variable and can be controlled by us-FMU128) which offers 11 hours HD recording time at ing the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens grip or24Mbps. the lever on the camera handle. Additionally, once you select the high-speed zoom mode, you can zoomThe NX5E is the first camcorder of its class to feature from wide to telephoto 1.5x faster than with the HVR-a built-in GPS locator, high quality Linear PCM audio V1E.recording and new Active SteadyShot stabilisationtechnology. Three Neutral Density FiltersPrimeSupport The HXR-NX5E is equipped with three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters – 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 – whichThis product comes with the full PrimeSupport pack- help to vary the depth of field with iris control.age. That’s fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline offer-ing expert technical advice, and a free loan unit while Three 1/3” Exmor™ CMOS Sensors with ClearVidyours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that Sony is arraylooking after your equipment – and your business. Three state-of-the-art 1/3” Exmor™ CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array ensure high resolution, highBuy this camcorder before 31st March 2011, to get sensitivity, a wide dynamic range, and excellent col-your complimentary copy of Vegas Pro 10. our reproduction.See for terms andconditions. 1
  2. 2. HXR-NX5EExmor™ Technology Noise Reduction SystemMultiple A/D (analogue-to-digital) converters on each 2. Merging files split across multiple Memory Cards.pixel row convert analogue signals to digital as soon (When recording, the HXR-NX5E will automaticallyas they are generated, unlike traditional technology carry on recording on the next card, if capacity is ex-that only provides one A/D converter on each chip. ceeded in the first.)Consequently, Exmor™ technology can eliminate theinfluence of external noise that enters the signal chain 3. Maps GPS data embedded in video data. Systemduring transfer to the A/D converter, resulting in Requirements: OS Microsoft Windows XP SP3*, Win-high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise. dows Vista SP2**, Windows 7This significantly enhances shooting in low-light envir-onments with a sensitivity of just 1.5 lux (1/25 shut- *64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not suppor-ter, auto iris, and auto gain). ted.ClearVid Array for Higher Sensitivity and ** Starter (Edition) is not supported. For more in-Resolution formation, please refer to Specifications Table.CMOS sensors equipped with a ClearVid array achieve MPEG-2 for Standard Definition Recordinga bigger sensor pixel size than ordinary imagesensors, and this leads to higher sensitivity. Further- Standard Definition recording uses MPEG-2, which ismore, an unique interpolation technique from Sony the same compression codec as standard DVD-VIDEOutilises the 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip, in- Discs. This is easily edited in most NLEs and ideal forcreasing resolution. delivery using DVD-Video discs.AVCHD - Ideal for Memory Recording Loss-less Audio Recording CapabilityAVCHD is a highly efficient data compression format The HXR-NX5E provides a choice of two audio record-which greatly reduces memory requirements, maxim- ing formats; Dolby Digital stereo or Linear PCM ste-izing the benefits of file-based recording with high im- reo. The latter is capable of capturing uncompressed,age quality in a small file size. This is made possible CD quality audio the exceptionally efficient MPEG4 AVC/H.264codec. Active SteadyShot In addition to conventional SteadyShot technology,Relay Record with Dual Memory Slots the HXR-NX5E features Active SteadyShot technologyThe HXR-NX5E introduces a new feature which sup- which provides superior stabilisation - reducing hand-ports seamless, continuous recording between two held camera shake. Improved stabilisation allows thememory card slots. For example, with two 32-GB user to concentrate more on composition and shotmemory cards, six hours of continuous HD footage transition, rather than worrying about how to stabilisecan be recorded. Even longer continuous recording the camera. Depending on the shooting environment,time can be achieved by simply waiting until recording users can select normal SteadyShot or Activehas switched to the second card, at which time the SteadyShot for hand-held applications.first card can be safely ejected and a new blankmemory card inserted. This procedure can be re- Built-in GPSpeated for as long as necessary. The HXR-NX5E is the world’s first professional AVCHD camcorder with an internal Global Location PositioningHybrid Recording with Optional Flash Memory Unit (GPS) locator which can automatically embed satelliteThe 128-GB capacity of the optional HXR-FMU128 navigation data in AVCHD video data files. Mappingprovides continuous recording for approximately 11 data can be created using bundled CMU software. Alsohours in the highest FX 24-Mbps mode (21-Mbps GPS data can be extracted from video files, usingvideo data, 3Mbps audio and other data). Despite its CMU (Content Management Utility) software, in ahuge capacity, the HXR-FMU128 integrates neatly commonly used latitude/longitude NMEA data format.with the HXR-NX5 - attaching directly to the back ofthe unit. XtraFine™ LCD Touch Panel The HXR-NX5E features a 3.2-inch-type XtraFine™* HXR-FMU128 formatted by a 50i (60i) camcorder LCD Touch panel with approximately 921,000 pixelscannot be used by a 60i (50i) camcorder. Camcorder (1920 x 480) and this higher resolution allows formust be rebooted if unit is attached when power is easier focus adjustment. The XtraFine™ LCD displaysON. virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at a col- our temperature of approximately 6500K.Content Management Utility SoftwareThe included Content Management Utility is an easy Easy Operation with Touch Panel and Buttonsto use Microsoft Windows(R) application for clip man- The XtraFine™ LCD Touch Panel has an interface spe-agement and file uploading. Key features include; cifically designed for the HXR-NX5. A Visual Index Button makes it easy to browse clips, while most set-1. Merging files divided due to FAT32 file system - tings are easily adjusted by touch screen operation.which automatically divides files larger than 2GB dur- It’s also possible to use buttons and switches, soing recording. 2
  3. 3. HXR-NX5Eusers can choose which is best for any specific shoot- batteries, chargers, LCD hoods and more. Please takeing situation. a look at our professional accessory line-up and choose the best combination for your requirements.XtraFine™ Electronic View FinderThe 0.45 inch type XtraFine™ EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels(852x3[RGB] x 480). This device has three independ-ent LEDs for Red, Green, and Blue colours, which al-lows users to monitor objects with remarkable colourreproduction accuracy and high resolution*. The EVF Benefitshas a selectable display mode between Colour orBlack and White. The XtraFine™ EVF displays virtually Exceptional Picture Performance100% of the picture area at 6500K colour temperat- Set yourself apart from the competition with superbure. quality images and superior low-light capabilities providing the ability to work in the most demanding* When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an natural light conditions.object in the screen moves quickly, the primary col-ours of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF Work Fastermomentarily. Memory Recording transforms the speed at which you work, making deadlines easier to hit and reducingMultiple Interfaces time lost on unnecessary processes. With the HXR-The HXR-NX5E has a variety of flexible interfaces. An NX5E, there’s no need to rewind tape - thumbnail im-HD-SDI interface allows you to connect to a high-end ages provide immediate, one-touch access to recor-video editing system with a single BNC cable. No con- ded clips, speeding up logging and editing work, asversion boxes are needed and the output is uncom- well making it easier to review footage while on apressed, providing the highest picture quality. Time- shoot.code and audio signals are embedded in the HD-SDIsignal. Flexible Workflow Work the way you want to with a wide-ranging choiceA HDMI interface allows easy connection to consumer of bit rates, interlace or progressive recording andHD displays, while TC Link enables two camcorders to even Standard Definition using MPEG-2 codec atbe connected with a standard mini-plug cable so time 9Mbps. High Definition recording is possible at up tocodes can be synchronised. A USB2.0 slot enables 24Mbps 1920 x 1080 50i or 25p. 720/50P recording issimple connection to a computer with no need for an also possible. Audio is recorded in AVCHD modes inexternal power supply. Also featured are RCA-pin- full 2-channel linear PCM audio.type composite and audio outputs terminals, compon-ent output with AV/R-out and Remote Terminal. Hybrid Media ChoiceAccessories Compatibility The HXR-NX5E provides a choice of recording media to suit different applications. Dual memory card slotsThe HXR-NX5E is compatible with many of Sony’s mean you can make use of affordable, easily availablestandard professional accessories, for example consumer media products for most shoots.Technical Specifications Camera Section White balance Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), Imaging device 3-chip 1/3-inch type Exmor outdoor (selectable level -7 CMOS with ClearVid pixel to +7, approx. 500K/step), array manual WB Temp (selectable Effective picture Approx. 1,037,000 pixels 2300K to 15000K, 100K/ elements with ClearVid array step) Built-in optical filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB, AGC Minimum illumination 1.5 lx (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter) Shutter speed Auto, Manual 50i/50p/25p: Lens 1/3 - 1/10000 sec. Slow Shutter (SLS) 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/25 sec. Zoom ratio Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), 1.5x Digital Extender Slow & Quick Mo- 200 fields per second im- tion function proved Smooth Slow Record Focal length f = 4.1 to 82.0 mm (The picture resolution is (equivalent to f = 29.5 to reduced). 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens) 3
  4. 4. HXR-NX5EFocus AF/MF selectable, 800 mm Composite output RCA Type (x 1) to ∞ (MACRO OFF), 10 mm S-Video output N/A (optional VMC-15FS is to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide), required.) 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Audio output RCA type(CH-1,CH-2) Tele) Component output RCA Type (x 3) via A/V multiImage stabiliser ON/OFF selectable, shift lens connectorFilter diameter 72 mm SDI output BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectableRecording Section USB USB device, Mini-B (x 1) Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x 1)Recording Format HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD) Speaker output MonauralVideo DC input Power cordRecording Format SD MPEG-2 PSVideo Remote RemoteRecording Format HD Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, HDMI output HDMI connector (x 1)Audio 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz GeneralRecording Format SD Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit,Audio 48kHz Mass (w/ Lens hood with LensRecording frame rate AVCHD FX (24Mbps) cover) 2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD FH Dimension (W x H x D) (Lens hood with Lens cover) (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, 173 x 187x 342 mm (6 7/8 AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) x 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 inch) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD LP Power Requirements 8.4V / 7.2V (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, (AC adaptor / Battery) AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FH Operating temperature 0 to +40 deg C (+32 to (17Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, +104 deg F) AVCHD FX (24Mbps) Storage temperature -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to 1280x720/50p, AVCHD FH +140 deg F) (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, Battery operating time 385 min MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i (25p Content Management Utility 1.0 System Scan) RequirementsRecording/Playback time 170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Notes Your computer must meet or Duo FX (24Mbps) Linear PCM exceed hardware require- 2ch recording ments described above for each OS. Even in a computer environment where the op-Monitoring erations are guaranteed, frames may be droppedViewfinder 0.45 inch-type approx. from movies, resulting in un- 1,226,880 dots (852 x even playback. However, 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect imported images will not be ratio affected. Operations are notBuilt-in LCD monitor 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, guaranteed on all the re- approx. 921,600 dots, hy- commended environments. brid type, 16:9 aspect ratio For example, other open or background applications may limit product performance.Audio Content Management Utility does not support 5.1ch sur-Built-in microphone Stereo microphone round sound reproduction. The sound is reproduced in 2ch sound. If you use aMedia Notebook PC, connect it to the AC Adaptor as the powerTypes Memory Stick PRO source. Otherwise, the soft- Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick ware will not work properly PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick due to the power saving PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC Card function of the PC.Inputs/OutputsAudio input XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V 4
  5. 5. HXR-NX5E OS Microsoft Windows XP SP3*, Memory Windows XP 512 MB or more Windows Vista SP2**, Win- (1 GB or more is recommen- dows 7 *64-bit editions and ded.) For processing content Starter (Edition) are not with standard definition im- supported. ** Starter age quality (SD) only, 256 (Edition) is not supported. MB of memory or more is Standard installation is re- necessary. Windows Vista 1 quired. Operation is not as- GB or more Windows 7 1 GB sured if the above OS has or more been upgraded or in a multi- Hard Disk Disk volume required for in- boot environment. stallation: Approximately CPU Use an Intel Core 2 Duo 100 MB Only the NTFS or 2.20 GHz CPU or faster to exFAT filesystem can be play back videos with high used for importing videos or definition image quality (HD) registering them for viewing. if recorded using the highest Display Minimum 1,024 X 768 dots quality mode. Videos with Others USB port (this must be high definition image quality provided as standard, Hi- (HD) recorded in other qual- Speed USB (USB 2.0 ity modes may be played compatible)) back with a slower CPU. Depending on the perform- ance of your video card, Supplied Accessories videos with high definition image quality (HD) recorded AC-VL1 AC Adaptor/Charger using the highest quality NP-F570 Rechargeable Battery Pack mode may be played back with a slower CPU than that DK-415 Connecting Cord recommended above. For ECM-XM1 Microphone the following operations, an RMT-845 Remote Commander Intel Pentium III 1GHz or CR2025 Lithium Battery faster is necessary. - Im- porting videos to a computer - Processing videos with standard definition image quality (SD) onlyAccessories Batteries and Power Supplies 2N P - F 970/ B NP-F770 Info-Lithium Battery Twin Pack InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack A C - VQL1B P NP-F970 Intelligent Quad Battery Charger and Dual AC adaptor InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack N P - F 570 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack 5
  6. 6. HXR-NX5EShotgun E C M - 673 E C M- 6 8 0 S Short Shotgun Electret Condenser Microphone. Shotgun electret condenser microphone E C M - 678 Electret Condenser Shotgun MicrophoneLights H VL- LB P A LED Battery Video LightNXCAM and AVCHD H XR - F M U128 128GB Flash Memory Recording UnitProduction Monitors LM D - 940W 9-inch Wide Screen LCD MonitorSupport Plans P r im eSu ppo r t P lu s B C 1 1-Year Additional Cover for Broadcast and Pro A/V ProductsRemote Controls R M - 1000B P RM- 1 BP Remote Commander LANC Remote 6
  7. 7. HXR-NX5EViewfinders SH - L32W B P LCD HoodLenses and Lens Adaptors VC L- H G 0872K Wide Conversion LensTripods and Supports VC T- SP 1B P V C T - S P 2 BP Extendable Monopod Camcorder Support Multi-function Camcorder Shoulder Support 7