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Sony HXR-NX30
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Sony HXR-NX30 Camcorder

$149.95
$79.95 $70.00 cheaper than 61 days ago
1/2.88 1.2kg CMOS Jul 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The new HXR-NX30U high-definition camcorder is a palm-size addition to the NXCAM line. The NX30U utilizes breakthrough Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help eliminate... More
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Sony HXR-NX30 Cameraman's Review
Sony HXR-NX30 Review
Sony HXR NX30 Cameraman's Review, Part 2
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13 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony camcorders have good ratings on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the superior brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HXR-NX30 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX30 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HXR-NX30 has an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HXR-NX30 which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX30 which do not have an image stabiliser, the HXR-NX30 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HXR-NX30 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-NX30 are not Full HD.

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1/2.88" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.88" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HXR-NX30 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony video camera also support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo and MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 92 gigabytes, the Sony HXR-NX30 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The internal storage capacities of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-NX30 range from 2GB to 92GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 26GB.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX30 is 490,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, the Sony HXR-NX30 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HXR-NX30 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX30 also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 1x to 65x. The HXR-NX30 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the HXR-NX30 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HXR-NX30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HXR-NX30 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HXR-NX30 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX30 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the HXR-NX30 are not 3D compatible. The HXR-NX30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX30

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HXR-NX30 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HXR-NX30 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX30.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX30 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX30 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX30.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 120x (digital) camcorders currently available including the HDR-CX730[pl_363171_price], or the HDR-TD20VE[pl_1505099_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Socket
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxrnx30, sony nx5, hxrnx30e, sony nx5u, sony nx30, sony nx70, sony nx70u, sony nx30u, sony hxrnx30, sony hxrnx30u
Barcodes 00027242785618, 00027242855854, 04905524891973, 08945639757333

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Newer by 13 Months
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$ 129.95 $79.95
Vastly Smaller
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4x Smaller
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3lx Bigger Minimum Illumination
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