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Sony HXR-NX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony HXR-NX5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and memory are overall positive. Views about the durability and zoom are mixed. Some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

image quality, memory, design

size, price, portability, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HXR-NX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HXR-NX5 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5E - Camcorder - High Definition - professional - widescreen - 1.037 Mpix - optical zoom: 20 x - supported memory: SD, MS PRO Duo, MSony NXCAM HXR-NX5E - Camcorder - High Definition - professional - widescreen - 1.037 Mpix - optical zoom: 20 x - supported memory: SD, MS PRO Duo, M

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery life (max):6.4
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-F570, CR2025
Battery voltage:7.2
Video recording time:2.8


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1.5


Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Screen Resolution:921600 pixels
Screen Size:3.2 in
Screen Type:LCD
Touchscreen: No


Web Cam Function: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞

Image resolution

Effective mega pixels:1.037 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.037

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.5
Filter Size:7.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36.1 - 722
Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 82
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Optical Zoom:20


Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:1 x
Filter Size:72 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):29.5-590 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):4.1-82 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:20 x
Shutter speeds:1/3-1/10000 s
White Balance:Auto, One-push auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Manual

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual


Dimensions (HxWxD):187x173x342 mm
Weight:2200 g

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum RAM:512

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
XLR in: Yes

Power source

Battery Life:385 min
Battery Type:Lithium Ion


Miscellaneous:32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX,


Sensor Size:1/3 in
Sensor Type:CMOS


Camera shutter speed:1/25


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
External Memory Type:Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1


Capture modes:LP
HD Recording:HD 1080p
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format:Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1440x1080, 1280x720, 720x576
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:122688
Viewfinder screen size:0.45

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:1226880 pixels
Viewfinder Size:0.45

Weight & Dimensions

Height :18.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Manual