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Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM 3CMOS Professional Full HD Camcorder

Abel Code: SO-HXR-NX5R
Mfr. Code: HXR-NX5R
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
This Full HD camcorder features three 1/2.8" Exmor CMOS sensors, XAVC S recording, 3G-SDI output, and wireless workflow.
Key Highlights
  • Full HD Camcorder
  • (3) 1/2.8" CMOS Sensors
  • XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0, DV recording


The Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM 3CMOS Professional Full HD Camcorder is a feature-packed successor to the best-selling HXR-NX5 and HXR-NX3, with XAVC S recording, 3G-SDI output, and wireless workflow. This multi-purpose workhorse is ideal for everything from corporate video to education, live events to weddings.

The NX5R’s advanced (3) 1/2.8" Full HD Exmor CMOS system can be relied upon to deliver sharp, cleanly focused imagery in almost any shooting scenario. Recorded images are remarkably lifelike in texture and detail, while shooting is fast and hassle-free with all key functions right at your fingertips. Direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.

The NX5R’s advanced network functions mean there’s no need for expensive add-ons to take advantage of new business opportunities or speed up your workflow efficiency. The HXR-NX5R is ready to go straight out of the box for live streaming events, multi-camera shoots, or FTP transfer of breaking news to your editor.

Multi-Camera Compatible

The NX5R is also an ideal partner for Sony’s innovative MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer(sold separately), an affordable, easy-to-operate, and fully featured switcher that delivers broadcast quality results. Expand your business with multi-camera shoots for live presentation, live streaming, and recording across a wide number of applications.

All-in-One Functionality

Forget about expensive accessories, the NX5R’s integrated features include an adjustable brightness LED video light, 3G-SDI terminal with Full HD 60p/50p output, and advanced Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe to power and control key accessories. HXR-NX5 and HXR-NX3 accessories are fully compatible2, including Sony’s popular L-Series batteries, so your existing investment is protected. Widely available consumer SDHC and SDXC media make shooting with the NX5R both economical and convenient.

Rich Color Imagery

The NX5R offers latest generation imaging performance, with Full HD progressive image capture rather than the interlaced output of the original HXR-NX5. Its three 1/2.8" Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors provide a 2.07 million effective pixel count at 16:9 aspect ratio. Red, blue, and green light are independently captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity, and wide dynamic range. An advanced LSI (featuring intelligent noise reduction, enhanced detail reproduction and distortion correction technologies) delivers remarkably lifelike images.

Integrated LED Lighting

An LED video light with easily adjustable brightness is positioned just above the camcorder’s integrated microphone, providing convenient illumination for a wide range of shooting situations, and minimizing the need to carry external lighting equipment. Illumination is approximately 200 lux/1m (approx. 800 lux/0.5m) with a beam angle of 30° and a color temperature of approximately 5500K.

NOTE: Any external microphone connected via XLR may cast a shadow if used simultaneously with the built-in LED video light.

Live Streaming, FTP & Remote Control Functionality 

Live internet stream from any event using the hassle-free Ustream™ service, or a generic streaming mode for a local area network for a secure corporate presentation. FTP allows you to click and send Full HD content to your editor for fast breaking news stories. Remote control makes the NX5R perfect for multi-camera shoots. Mount on a tripod and use your smart phone or tablet to monitor and control focus, zoom, iris, Rec, Start/stop and more3.

Flexible Connectivity  

The NX5R provides all the connectivity options professionals expect, including 3G-SDI (Full HD 50p/60p output), as well as remote, composite (BNC), and audio XLR terminals.

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The NX5R takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections, and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 (sold separately).

Dual Media Slots

To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the NX5R features dual media slots, compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and PRO-HG Duo. Relay Mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full. Simul Mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (e.g., to create a backup). Start/Stop buttons on the NX5R’s handle grip and camcorder body can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards in Simul Mode.

40x Digital Zoom (20x Optical Zoom) 

The NX5R's high-performance Sony G lens offers an expansive 28.8mm (35mm full-frame format equivalent) angle of view at the wide end. The 20x optical zoom range will easily cover most shooting situations, but when more reach is required, Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom employs Super Resolution Technology to double your optical zoom up to 40x while still delivering exceptional image quality.

Multi-Format Recording 

The NX5R is designed to provide the absolute best performance for Full HD productions, recording in AVCHD and DV to support proven legacy workflows, as well as the newer, more advanced XAVC S at 50Mbps. XAVC S offers stunning picture quality, but also workflow flexibility and storage efficiency. In XAVC S, the NX5R uses the MP4 file format, sampling at 50Mbps. Compared to AVCHD, XAVC S 50Mbps captures more details and less noise thanks to the higher bitrate.

Flexible Controls 

All of the NX5R’s key functions are at your fingertips, from intuitive Direct Menu controls to a responsive joystick on the hand grip. Direct Menu options display on-screen, so shooting parameters can be changed quickly and conveniently without taking your eyes off the action.

Precision Monitoring 

The NX5R adapts to fit your style, however you choose to shoot. It features a high visibility, wide viewing angle, and high contrast 0.39" OLED viewfinder and an easily adjustable, flip-out 3.5" LCD, for precision monitoring and low latency.

Compatible with MCX-500 & Other Accessories 

The NX5R was designed alongside Sony’s MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer1(sold separately), a robust and cost-effective switcher that makes it easy for one person to run a multi-camera live event shoot. When used with the MCX-500 and Remote Commander (sold separately), a Tally indicator will automatically appear on each NX5R’s LCD panel and Electronic View Finder; a red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while green indicates preview mode (PVW). The MCX-500 supports up to (9) video inputs, (5) channel stereo inputs, including XLR with both internal recording and live streaming via UstreamTM.


1 Remote Commander required for advanced integrated functionality.

2 HXR-FMU128 is not supported as dual-relay recording built into NX5R.

Sony’s Content Browser mobile application can be downloaded from free of charge from the Google Play Store or App Store.


Recording Frame Rate & Recording/Playback Time Specifications:

  • Frame Rate:
    • XAVC S (1920 x 1080) @50p, 25p, 50 Mbps or @59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50 Mbps*
    • AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @50p or 59.94p,PS mode (28 Mbps)*
    • AVCHD (1920 x 1080 )@50i/25p or @59.94i/29.97p/23.98p,FX mode (24 Mbps)FH mode(17 Mbps)*
    • AVCHD (1440 x 1080) @50i or 59.94i,HQ mode (9 Mbps) LP mode (5 Mbps)*
    • AVCHD (1280 x 720) @50p or 59.94p,FX mode (24 Mbps)FH mode (17 Mbps) HQ mode (9 Mbps)*
    • DV (720 x 576) @50i or 59.94i,25 Mbps
  • Recording/Playback Time:
    • XAVC S [email protected] 2ch 50 Mbps
      • Approx. 155 min with 64 GB memory card
    • [email protected] 2ch PS Mode
      • Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card
      • Approx. 145 min with 32 GB memory card
    • [email protected] 2ch FX Mode
      • Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card
      • Approx. 170 min with 32 GB memory card
    • [email protected] 2ch FH Mode
      • Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card
      • Approx. 225 min with 32 GB memory card
    • DV
      • Approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card
      • Approx. 140 min with 32 GB memory card

What's in the Box

  • Warranty Information
  • CD-ROM
  • Operating Guide
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander w/ Battery
  • Power Cord
  • AC-L100C AC Adapter
  • NP-F770 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Video Light Diffuser
  • USB Cable
  • Shoe Cap
  • Large Eyecup
  • Lens Cover with Hood
  • BC-L1 Battery Charger
  • Sony HXR-NX5R NXCAM 3CMOS Professional Full HD Camcorder


Key Highlights

  • Full HD Camcorder
  • (3) 1/2.8" CMOS Sensors
  • XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0, DV recording
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI & HDMI out
  • (2) XLR audio inputs
  • Integrated LED Light
  • Records to SDHC/SDXC & PRO Duo
  • S&Q Motion recording

Camera Lens System

Interchangeable Mount:


Output Connector/Port:
1 x 3G-SDI - BNC type, SD/HD/3G (Level-B) selectable SMTPE 259M/292M/424M/425M standards

Inputs & Outputs

HDMI Output:
1 x HDMI Type A
Headphone Out:
1 x Headphone Out (3.5mm) - Stereo Mini Jack
Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - XLR 3-pin (female), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Filter Thread Size:


Power Input:
DC - 8.4V
Battery Pack - 7.2V


Recording Format:
AVCHD - MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible [video]
DV - [video]
XAVC S HD - MPEG4-AVC/H264 4:2:0 Long profile [video]
Recording Frame Rate:
DV (720 x 480) - @59.94i, 25 Mbps

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
3 x 1/2.8"
Sensor Type:
CMOS - Exmor Sensor


Video Output Types:
1 x BNC, Composite - 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω
In-Cam Filter Exists:
Yes - Clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
Camera Features:
LCD / Monitor - 8.8cm (3.5"), approx. 1.56 M dots
Viewfinder - 1cm (0.39") OLED, approx. 1.44 M dots
White Balance - Preset (Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range: 2300-15000K), Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Integrated Speaker - Monaural
WiFi Notes:
802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz bandwidth - Security: WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK, NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant, Streaming: MPEG-2 TS / UDP, RTMP (Ustream) FTP, FTPS
Shutter Speed Range:
1/3 -1/10,000
Autofocus Notes:
Autofocus (AF) / Manual Focus (MF) selectable - 10mm to ∞ (Wide); 800mm to ∞ (Tele)
Camera Focus Settings:
Slow & Quick Motion Function - 1080p: Frame rate selectable,50 fps
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