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Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder

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Original price $3,167.00
Original price $3,167.00 - Original price $3,167.00
Original price $3,167.00
Current price $2,484.30
$2,484.30 - $2,484.30
Current price $2,484.30
  • Three 1/2.8" Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • 1920x1080 up to 60p
  • Sony G Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
  • 40x Clear Image Zoom
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity and Remote Control
  • AVCHD 2.0 Format
  • Network-Friendly MP4 720p, 3 Mbps Format
  • Dual SD Memory Card Slots
  • Uncompressed 8-Bit 4:2:2 via HDMI Out
  • Built-In LED Video Light
  • Features

    The HXR-NX3 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder from Sony brings high-quality performance, adaptability, and ease ofuse to a compact, handheld body. The camcorder features a 3-chip Exmor sensor with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, Sony G lens with 20x optical zoom range,and a 40x Clear Image Zoom for 35mm equivalent focal lengths up to 1152mm. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity for transferring video files from thecamcorder to mobile devices, as well as controlling camera functions from your smartphone or tablet. A network-friendly 720p, 3 Mbps MP4 recording optionallows for easy transfer and compatibility with computer, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

    The HXR-NX3 records video using the AVCHD 2.0 format, with framerates up to 60p for recording smooth motion. 60i and 24p modes are also available. You canalso record in the DV format, letting you fit the camcorder into existing DV workflows. Media is recorded to two SD memory card slots. You can choose torecord simultaneously to both cards, or use the relay mode which switches recording automatically to the second memory card when the first one is full. Thetwo card slots can be controlled independently from two separate record buttons. An HDMI output connector provides uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 signals whileshooting for use with external recorders.

    PLEASE NOTE:Rechargeable battery pack and shotgun microphone are not included.

    3 Exmor CMOS Sensors
    The HXR-NX3 features three 1/2.8" Full HD CMOS sensors, one-sensor for the Red, Green, and Blue color channels. This means high detail and texture,even on high-contrast colors. And, thanks to Sony's Exmor technology, the CMOS sensors deliver low noise and high sensitivity for low-lightshooting situations.
    Sony G Lens with 20x Optical Zoom, 40x Clear Image Zoom
    The Sony G lens provides high image quality while offering 20x optical zoom with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28.8mm to 576mm. When moretelephoto reach is needed a 40x "Clear Image Zoom" allows you to reach an 35mm equivalent focal lengths up to 1152mm.
    Frame Rate Flexibility
    The camcorder records using the AVCHD 2.0 codec for Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video at frame rates of 24p, 30p, 60i, and 60p. The camcorder alsooffers 720/60p AVCHD capture, 2x slow motion and 60x quick motion recording, as well as standard definition DV recording. The two SD card slotsenable simultaneous or relay recording.
    Wi-Fi Control
    Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote viewfinder as well as a remote control for camera functions such as recording start/stop, zoom, iris, andtouch auto focus. The Wi-Fi remote works with both iOS and Android devices. MP4 video streaming from the camera delivers up to 30 fps to yourwireless device. Frame-rate will depend on the processor speed of the mobile device.
    NFC One-Touch Remote
    Near-field Communication (NFC) chipset allows users to establish a Wi-Fi connection simply by touching an NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet onthe camcorder.
    Built-in LED Video Light
    For great versatility when shooting close-ups and interviews, the HXR-NX3 comes equipped with an LED video light. The light outputs 200 lux at 3.3feet and 800 lux at 1.6 feet.
    Additional Features
    • Separate rings for focus, iris, and zoom
    • Built-in ND filters

    Item Includes

    Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder
    • Lens Hood
    • EVF Eyecup
    • Infrared Remote Commander
    • CR2025 battery (for IR Remote Commander)
    • AC-L100C AC adaptor
    • AC Cable
    • Cold Shoe Kit
    • CD-ROM with Operating Instructions
    • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty




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    3 x 1/2.8" Exmor CMOS Sensor

    Pixel Count

    Total: 2.41-megapixel
    Effective: 2.07-megapixel

    Minimum Illumination

    60i: 1.2 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed, iris/gain Auto)
    60i: 0.6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed, iris Auto, gain 30dB)

    Shutter Speed

    1/4 to 1/10,000 second

    White Balance

    Preset (Outdoor:5600K), A, B


    -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 dB, AGC

    Gamma Curve


    Built-in ND Filter

    Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64


    Lens Mount


    Zoom Ratio

    20x (optical), servo/manual

    Focal Length

    4.1 to 82.0 mm

    35mm Equivalent Focal Length

    28.8 to 576.0mm (16:9)
    35.2 to 705.0mm (4:3)


    f/1.6 to f/11, auto/manual selectable


    AF/MF selectable

    Minimum Focus Distance

    Wide: 0.4" (10.0 mm) Tele: 31.5"(800.0 mm)

    Image Stabilizer

    ON/OFF selectable, shift lens

    Filter Diameter



    Video Format

    HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.2264 AVCHD 2.0
    SD: DV (AVI)
    MP4: MPEG-4/H.264 with MP4 wrapping

    Audio Format

    HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
    SD: Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
    MP4: AAC 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz

    Resolutions & Frame Rates

    PS (28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/60p, 16:9 FX (24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/60i, 30p,24p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9 FH (17Mbps): 1920 x 1080/60i, 30p,24p, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9 HQ (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/60i, 16:9, 1280 x 720/60p, 16:9 LP (5Mbps): 1440 x 1080/60i, 16:9

    DV (25Mbps): 720 x 480/60i, 16:9, 4:3

    MP4 (3.5Mbps): 1280 x 720/30p, 24p, 16:9

    Recording/Playback Time

    Approx. 290min(SDXC 64GB, PS, LPCM)
    Approx. 340min(SDXC 64GB, FX, LPCM)
    Approx. 450min(SDXC 64GB, FH, LPCM)



    0.45" LCD
    852 x 480 x 3(H x V x RGB)
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9

    LCD Monitor

    3.5" LCD monitor
    Effective Pixels: Approx. 921,000
    640 x 480 x 3 (H x V x RGB)
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9


    HDMI Output

    1 x Type A

    Composite Output

    1 x BNC, NTSC

    Audio Input

    2 x XLR (3-pin), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

    Audio Output

    RCA pin


    mini-AB USB 2.0, mass storage/host

    Headphone Output

    1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack

    Speaker Output


    DC Input

    DC jack


    1 x 2.5 mm stereo mini jack


    Media Type

    1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC & Memory Stick Duo
    1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Built-In Microphone

    Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

    Built-in Light

    Luminous Intensity: Approx. 200 lx at 3.3' (1.0 m), Approx. 800 lx at 16.4' (5.0 m)
    Lighting Angle: Approx. 30
    Color Temperature: Approx. 5,500K


    IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    2.4 GHz bandwidth
    Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

    Power Requirements

    Battery pack: 7.2 VDC
    AC Adapter: 8.4 VDC

    Power Consumption

    Approx. 6.4 W with XLR mic while recording, EVF On, Video light Off
    Approx. 6.9 W with XLR mic while recording, LCD monitor On, Video light Off

    Battery Operating Time

    Approx. 410 min with NP-F970 battery (video light Off) Approx. 265 min with NP-F970 battery (video light On)

    Operating Temperature

    32 to 104F (0 to 40C)

    Storage Temperature

    -4 to 140F (-20 to 60C)

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 6.9 x 7.60 x 15.5" (174.5 x 193.0 x 393.0 mm) with lens hood, eye piece


    With lens hood: Approx. 4.87 lb (2.21 kg) With lens hood, EVF eyecup, and NP-F970 battery: Approx. 5.60 lb (2.54 kg)