Sony expands NXCAM line with new pro HD camcorder
August 24, 2016

Sony expands NXCAM line with new pro HD camcorder

PARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony has expanded its NXCAM line of pro HD camcorders with the new HXR-NX5R, a compact camcorder featuring a range of enhancements over earlier models. The new camcorder offers upgraded network functions and a choice of advanced XAVC-S 50Mbps or AVCHD/DV recording formats to help users meet diverse workflows and client requirements. 
The addition of a 3G-SDI terminal supports Full HD 60p output. The HXR-NX5R features easy-to-use direct functions and a responsive joystick, making it easier to access key camera functions without entering the menu. A wide viewing angle and high contrast OLED viewfinder enhances image monitoring.

“The HXR-NX5R’s flexible operations, file transfer options and easy-to-use features are designed for professionals who need to quickly and easily shoot, edit and deliver high-quality content,” notes Sebastian Scala, pro video marketing manager for Sony’s Professional Solutions Americas group. “It’s ideal for corporate or event/wedding production, news gathering, documentaries, online content creation, nature, sports and more.”
Users can take advantage of the camcorder’s advanced network functions, such as built-in Wi-Fi and FTP wireless connections. Compatibility with Sony’s Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe avoids cabling with easy integration between the HXR-NX5R and Sony’s UWP-D series wireless microphones without need for cables.
The HXR-NX5R also includes an adjustable brightness LED video light to minimize the need for external lighting equipment. The camcorder’s advanced digital signal processor (DSP) delivers advanced noise reduction and sharp detail reproduction. Simultaneous backup recording through dual SD card slots adds increased reliability and adaptability in challenging live event environments.
The camcorder’s three 1/2.8-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors produces high-quality color imagery and high sensitivity, and 40x Clear Image Zoom function to double the optical zoom without losing image quality.
Complementing the HXR-NX5R is a new compact multi-function remote commander – model RM-30BP.  Well suited for freelancers and small-budget productions, the lightweight remote can be handheld, placed on a table or attached to a tripod arm for operation. The RM-30BP can control most camera functions.
The new remote can connect to the new MCX-500 for multi camera control directly from the switcher, and is compatible with the new HXR-NX5R and PXW-FS7 v4.0, with plans to introduce compatibility for other Sony camcorders.
The new MCX-500 is an all-in-one switcher system for live events or corporate productions, and designed to work alongside the NX5R and the RM-30BP for multi-camera operation. The MCX-500 sends PGM/PVW tally signals to each HXR-NX5R. This feature allows operators to know which camera is selected for live, allowing content creators to handle projects that previously would have required more assistants or a larger team.
The HXR-NX5R will be available in September, with the RM-30BP coming in October and the MCX-500 arriving in January.