Introducing the smallest, lightest, most accessible camera in the Sony NXCAM™ lineup. In addition to innovative Balanced Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization technology, the HXR-NX30U camcorder features a variety of powerful and convenient features for professional applications. Like an integrated 26.3mm Sony G lens, supplied shotgun microphone, balanced XLR audio inputs, time code and user bits, AVCHD™ codec and a built-in projector. The HXR-NX30U is an ideal choice for documentary makers, video journalists, schools or corporate users.
Though small in size, the HXR-NX30U is a true professional. Time code with user bits automatically stamps each frame for positive identification in editing. The supplied Sony ECM-XM1 shotgun mic is highly directional—maximizing the signal and minimizing the noise. Balanced XLR mic inputs reject electromagnetic interference for unhindered audio. Switchable phantom power supports mics that need it, while true input level controls put you in charge of sound.
The HXR-NX30U is ideal as a B cam or crash cam, and is compact enough to shoot discreetly without drawing attention. Because nowadays every shoot is a multi-camera shoot, it's the perfect camcorder to park on a bookshelf to get an additional point of view during interviews. You can hand it to a production assistant to get extra coverage, and take it with you everywhere to be ready for the unexpected.
While some image stabilization systems move as individual lens elements, Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization moves the entire lens and image sensor assembly together. It floats as a single unit, resulting in the canceling of a far larger range of camera shake. That means you can confidently shoot with the HXR-NX30U as you walk. Or shoot handheld telephoto. You can even shoot from a moving vehicle.
Like many cameras, the HXR-NX30U shoots Full HD 1080p. But it goes much further with 24p, 30p and 60p recording. Recording at 60p for a 24p timeline results in beautiful slow motion at 40% actual speed. The camera also captures 24-megapixel still images thanks to Sony's By-Pixel Super Resolution technology.
The HXR-NX30U comes complete with a built-in video projector. To instantly share your shots with clients and crew members, simply point the projector at any white surface. Think of it as a confidence monitor that proves to everyone you've got the shot.
With 96GB1 built-in flash memory, you can shoot more than seven hours of material at the camera's highest quality (HD PS mode, 28 Mbps), or up to 40 hours in HD LP mode (5 Mbps). Need more storage? A card slot accepts your choice of a Memory Stick PRO Duo™ or SD card to keep you shooting even longer.
Our smallest, lightest handheld professional camcorder, the Sony HXR-NX30U high-definition camcorder is a palm-sized addition to the NXCAM™ line. The NX30U utilizes breakthrough Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help eliminate camera shake plus offers convenient features like a built-in projector. Record at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution using a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens for superb optical quality. The camcorder's 1/2.88-inch image sensor features Sony's Exmor R® CMOS technology to significantly increase low-light performance, speed image readout, reduce artifacting and enable a range of frame rates.
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