Excerpt: I am media study major student. I had this camcorder for like 1 month. thing are great about it is you can use it when it is on a raining day. The sound system is great. I get a high quality of the picture in the movie model. but once switch to the other model such as the slow motion and golf models the quality of the picture getting worse. I think slow motion and golf models are useless.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Summary: [...] HXR-NX70U Firmware Upgrade Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for NXCAM Camcorder "HXR-NX70U". The applicable products are with the firmware version "Ver.2" or earlier. Additional HXR-NX70U features* 1. Improvement of zoom rocker operation(Selectable zoom speed) 2. Dual Recording for Simultaneous Rec. to its internal memory and memory card 3. Added 1920x1080/30p and 1280x720/60p. 4. The EXPANDED FOCUS and HISTOGRAM buttons are now assignable keys. 5.
Summary: Overall, end product (film quality) is great. G series lens lives up to its rep. HOWEVER: HUGE HUGE HUGE Problem with this camera is the zoom. It's beyond terrible. The see-saw zoom button that rocks back and forth is so bulky and unpredictably inaccurate it's worthless. you have to depress the button half way (which is a good quarter inch) until it does anything and then it's so sensitive that it zooms in out out super fast out of your control.
Excerpt: This camera takes amazing video footage but, actually using the camera is a lot harder than just taking video footage. To change most manual settings, the lcd is very difficult to navigate, and it requires you to dig through many, many menus. Yet it still is very impressive for such a small camera. Think it through.
Excerpt: After carefully considering this camera and the Canon xf100 I went ahead and bought two of the Sony HXR-NX70U. I fell in love with it right away. The picture quality is great! The size is very easy to handle. Although I did get made fun of once at a press conference by one of the network news guys. "What did you do, put it in the dryer??" he laughed. I love all the built in memory. All in all this is a great camera.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality
Excerpt: No Zoom speed control in menu's, As it is, its way to fast/sensitive. For a camera aimed at 'go anywhere' freelancers, this camera should be able to switch between NTSC/PAL. WARING: FCS and FCX will not work with the 60P files.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Well made
Summary: Bought one of these cameras last fall to replace my Canon GL2. The image quality coming out of the NX70 is amazing, however there are some issues with this unit. Specifically the zoom control. There is no way to do a smooth zoom with the unit unless you use the camera's remote control. Sony has issued a firmware fix which allows fast or slow zooms. But how Sony released this camera with such a terrible zoom rocker is ridiculous.