Sony HXR-NX30E reviews: MPEG4 storage HD camcorder

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+ This camcorder scores very high on battery life. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 34 reviews.
Sony HXR-NX30E: 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Pro card. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Stabilisation lens allows shooting on the move. I use it for wildlife filming for a quick shot and set the scene with greater depth of vision.
Bad points:
If the lens cover gets wet (rained on) it stops working.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2013

Γιάννης, Ioannina

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
small, easy to use, the best steady shot
Bad points:
no shortcuts for some functions e.g. slow motion
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2013

rob, stevenage Professional videographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light ,video light built in,great sound
Bad points:
better if light auto switched on/off when you push recored button other wise light on al the time so have to manually switch it off
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2013

Kathy, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent camera, excellent quality results- easy to use and download footage from the high capacity hard drive. Suits the needs for our business video requirements.
Bad points:
Would have liked an extension to the microphone included in the package.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2012

Farran, Paris/France

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I work with Macbook pro and finalcutpro 7.
Impossible to convert MTS clips to Quick Time appleprores.
Very big problem !
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2013

JOHN , UK

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small size for the performance.
Image stabilizer quite outstanding.
Amazing multi role.
Battery & internal drive capacities .
Bad points:
NO STOP START ON TOP OR LEFT HAND.

HC7 domestic camcorder has stop start on the window viewer!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2013

Doug, Inverness Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good overall quality, size, point and shoot.
Bad points:
menu system rather fiddly, uncomfortable to hold when in use
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 6.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2013

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format MPEG4
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card Memory Stick Pro
Type of memory card SDXC
Digital zoom ratio 17
Screen size (Inches) 3

Also known as: Sony Hxr-nx 30

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony HXR-NX30E is an ultra-compact professional palm-sized camcorder that’s compatible with the latest Full HD formats, including 1080/50p video.

In addition to its 26 mm wide-angle lens (35 mm equivalent: 26-250 mm), 10x optical zoom and 1/2.88’ Exmor R CMOS sensor, theSony HXR-NX30E features a Timecode/user bit recording mode and a built-in projector to view rushes with 640 × 360-pixel resolution and 20 lumen brightness. There’s no need to hook up a TV or computer to enjoy screenings!

The HXR-NX30E camcorder includes a 96 GB internal memory and works with Memory stick and SD cards. For night filming, the HXR-NX30E includes a video light/camera flash.2-channel Dolby Digital technology and the XLR connector ensure that sound is up to par.

Weighing just 1.1 kg with all its accessories, the Sony HXR-NX30E is the smart choice for professionals.


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