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7.3 out of 10

Sony HXR-NX5

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Reviews and Problems with Sony HXR-NX5

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Overall 6
6.0

great camera, but....

Adorama
2 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the camera a couple of weeks a ago. My take: awesome in low light, high quality. Things I did not like: the unit felt unbalanced; power cord plugs in where battery goes; so battery can not be attached at same time. "A" card reader was was defective. Sent unit back.
  • Pros: Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom
  • Cons: Unbalanced
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Overall 6
6.0

Viewfinder is awful

Timcam1, B&H Photo
14 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I wish SONY paid more attention to PANASONIC on the viewfinder design. My PANASONIC AF 100 VF is big and sharp, even my SONY Z1U had a great one, BUT... this is NEVER EVER sharp. and very small. However..., in the end, with all my on-the job anxiety, the images are good.... whew !!! The flip out LCD finder is smallish as well.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Zoom
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Overall 6
6.0

Why AVCHD : (

Jassi Sandhu, B&H Photo
28 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Dont understand why AVCHD : ( Doesnt work with AVID Liquid Pro, Need Rander on CS5 : ( Not understanding which software should i use. : ( Everything else is good.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Real World Test

jrz2000, B&H Photo
19 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Recently bought a NX5U. Over liked all the options for HD-SDI and HDMI out. Seemed very exapandable with the FMU unit, dual slot SD cards. However, upon first day of testing was very disappointed. First thing I noticed was noise in the blacks. I was even using -6 db gain which I think would crush blacks. Very noisy and less than desireable. Next the lens. You get a nice 22x lens which loses 3 f-stops fully zoomed. That didn't bother me as much as the CA.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization
  • Cons: Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

BEWARE! Firmware Defect! 3.0

AVP, B&H Photo
26 October 2011
  • Excerpt: After shooting my first event with this camera...I was shooting a wedding and at the reception, while looking at / monitoring my audio meters, I noticed that my U.V. meter display from the NX-5 were acting irresponsively sometimes and it took me all night to find out what that was. Here it is... It is the ZOOM that is causing a temporary freezing effect on the audio meters! Meter drops to half and reads verrry slowly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very Good camera!

Me, B&H Photo
7 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I was so eager to get the NX5, until i finally got it like 2 weeks ago. I have only tested it out once, and the image quality is amazing, i can't say i fully understand all the functions of the camera so far being that i have never used a high end pro summer camcorder, but so far. I'm now in the process of learning the camera and it's functions, afterwards i would probably be able to provide a bette review, but as far as image quality goes, i find it to be great, no...
  • Pros: Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom
  • Cons: Complicated To Operate
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as the hype

Eric, B&H Photo
28 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I would have better feelings for and a better review of this camera if the advertising was more accurate. The image quality is not nearly as great as they say it will be, and this camera is horrible in lowlight (but to it's defense, so are most cameras in this price range). I WOULD recommend this camera, but with cautious and realistic expectations.
  • Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Sound, Great Zoom
  • Cons: 0db is grainy, Not great with FCP, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, VERY noisey image
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Overall 6
6.0

Very Informative

Danny, B&H Photo
27 June 2011
  • Excerpt: It really helped where the manual left off.
  • Pros: Easy To Follow, Informative
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Overall 6
6.0

what u would expect

Dan the Man, B&H Photo
24 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The video basically takes you through the camera's menu and explai.s each setting. It is still helpful considering the immense functions and capabilities of the Nexcam. It is a must have for a Sony newbie, even though I think it was a bit overpriced.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad

Knightmax, B&H Photo
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: A good video to shorten the learning curve with the NX5. A bit pricey.
  • Pros: Good Quick Start
  • Cons: Price
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