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Sony HXR-NX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 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. People are impressed by the design. The memory also gets good comments. There are some mixed views about the durability and zoom, and many are critical 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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.

Sep, 2019

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

Sound:Stereo

Connections

Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Display

Screen Resolution:921600 pixels
Screen Size:3.2 in
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Effective mega pixels:1.037 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No

Lens/Zoom

Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:1 x
Filter Size:72 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):29.5-590 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):4.1-82 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:20 x
Shutter speeds:1/3-1/10000 s
White Balance:Auto, One-push auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Manual

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):187x173x342 mm
Weight:2200 g

Power source

Battery Life:385 min
Battery Type:Lithium Ion

Related

Miscellaneous:32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX,

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/3 in
Sensor Type:CMOS

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes

Video

HD Recording:HD 1080p
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format:Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, 720x576

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:1226880 pixels
Viewfinder Size:0.45