The HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM camcorder from Sonyoffers phase-detection Autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the HXR-NX80 camcorder features a stacked 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 14.2MP, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5″ touchscreen LCD monitor. This camcorder records 4K in XAVC S 4K, streams via 2.4/5 GHz frequency bands, and includes S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions for additional image control.
The HXR-NX80’s Fast Hybrid AF uses high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm to offer highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful for individual operators. In movie recording mode, use the appearance of phase-detection AF frames to monitor your subject’s focus. The HXR-NX80’s 3.5″ touchscreen is used to quickly switch focus among subjects. AF Drive Speed, Tracking Depth Range, and Subject Switching Sensitivity can each be configured to suit different subjects and content styles.
Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) enables you to future-proof your output by smoothly integrating your recordings into an HDR workflow without the need for color grading during post-production. Capture images with high-quality contrast and resolution using the HXR-NX80’s 12x optical Zeiss zoom, and 18x 4K digital zoom (24x in HD). An integrated ND filter function enables greater exposure and depth-of-field control.
The HXR-NX80 camera supports Sony’s Slow & Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Footage is recorded to via two SD memory card slots, either simultaneously to both cards, or in relay mode to create a backup.
Additional features include built-in 2.4 GHz for multiple streaming and FTP options. The HXR-NX80’s audio features include two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that support line, mic, and mic + 48V (phantom power) for using external microphones; you can also use the HXR-NX80’s built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. For multicamera productions, the HXR-NX80 integrates seamlessly with Sony’s MCX-500 live switcher (available separately).
1″ Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
1.0″-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels provides optimal image quality
Fast Hybrid Auto Focus
Offers highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful when shooting sharp UHD 4K footage
Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
Fixed 12x optical wide-angle zoom with 18x Clear Image Zoom technology in UHD 4K (24x in HD)
Frame Rate Flexibility
Record up to XAVC S 4K video
Super Slow Motion
Offers slow-motion recording up to 960 fps
Slow & Quick Recording
Uses Sony’s Slow & Quick Motion for recording 1080p/i60 HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, and 120 fps
Multiple Codec Choice
XAVC S recording up to 100 Mb/s in 4K mode, and Full HD recording
Image Control Options
S-Gamut3/S-Log3 recording captures wide range of colors, highlights, and shadows
Built-In ND Filters
Incorporated ND filter function with Clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 ND for optimal exposure and depth-of-field control
Dual memory card slots, one for SDHC/SDXC cards only, and one compatible with SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards
Built-in capability to send FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi