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Sony launches new hand-held NXCAM professional camcorder

Sony has today revealed details of HXR-NX100, the latest addition to its NXCAM range of professional camcorders.

Sony has today revealed details of HXR-NX100, the latest addition to its NXCAM range of professional camcorders.

The HXR-NX100 features a 1.0 type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor with 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is approximately the same size as a Super 16mm film frame, promises high resolution, low noise and picture quality even in low light conditions, as well as offering more depth of field control. A fixed Sony G lens offers 12x optical zoom from 29mm angle of view at wide end that can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, while retaining full resolution thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution Technology. Zoom performance can be doubled at any point with a Digital Extender by up to 48x. The new release also features a built-in four-step ND filter.

Three independent manual lens rings give access to zoom, focus and iris functions. The camcorder also provides a variety of connectivity options including HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, XLR terminals, REMOTE, Composite (BNC) and Multi Interface (MI) Shoe.

Further extending the recording flexibility of the Sony NXCAM range, the HXR-NX100 is able to record in AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps. The HXR-NX100 features dual media slots, which enables recording onto two memory cards either simultaneously or via a relay mode, where recording automatically switches when the first card is full.

“The HXR-NX100 brings the very best in resolution, depth of field control and low light performance thanks to its big 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, allowing content creators to capture beautiful images in any environment,” said Robbie Fleming, product marketing manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Its ergonomic design ensures comfortable handling and the ability to record in XAVC S 50Mbps means the camcorder delivers quality content across a range of shoots, such as events and corporate videos. In the HXR-NX100, professionals have a versatile camcorder that lets them concentrate on doing what they love, with minimum hassle.”

The HXR-NX100 will available in October 2015.