Excerpt: After mony months of reading specs and reviews I finally landed on this excellent AVCHD camcorder from Sony. It shoots at many different frame rates and resolutions - i just shot my first S & Q this morning at 1080p 1 fps (quick motion) and I'm thrilled with the result.
Excerpt: Really nice camera. One of my main criticisms of "little" cameras over the years has been the lack of focal length with their lenses. Sony appears to have gotten the message, with many of their smaller video cameras having lenses with very respectable focal lengths.
Excerpt: I use this camera mainly in studio but will have a need to travel on location for shoots during the year. So far, I like the extra "bells and whistles" it comes with. The product experts at B&H are an excellent source for my questions. Setting up mics are a little tricky and take some experimenting.
Excerpt: We are converting our church video system to HD, replacing all wiring, switcher, and monitors in 20 locations. We purchased two of these cameras to replace our aging Sony SD camcorders. We didn't notice in the specs that the BNC connector on this camcorder outputs COMPOSITE VIDEO, not HD.
Excerpt: I bought this to replace an aging EX1. I film with light, and if I want shallow DOF I use dslr, so I didn't need another cam with 3 1/2" sensors. I like the ability to use SD cards, and to record to 2 cards simultaneously (1 for backup). I have not had an issue with dropped frames (audio or video).
Excellent price for an excellent camera with all the extras
David Owens, Amazon
9 October 2015
Summary: Excellent price for an excellent camera with all the extras. I've been a TV cameraman over 40 years & as I can see, everything is getting smaller & lighter, but keeping good quality. I had one small problem with the 1st video I shot with natural sound being recorded thru the camera's internal mic.
Excerpt: I use this camera professionally with 2 sony nx5u cameras and they mix well. The nx3 does well in low light, not a lot of noise in the darker colors in low light or when gained up a little (9db).Video is crisp, clear, and has that sony color look, very pleasing to the eye but not totally...