Sony Unveils New HXR-NX5U And HDR-AX2000 Camcorders

Posted: Jan 7 2010, 8:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:44pm CDT, in News | CES


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Sony has unveiled two new camcorders that are aimed at the pro and the consumer. The first pro camcorder from Sony to use the AVCHD format is called the HXR-NX5U. A consumer high0end camcorder called the HDR-AX2000 has also been unveiled. The NX5U features the Sony Exmor CMOS sensor and can record at 24Mbps in 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The camera has both HDMI and HD-SAI outputs. Other features include GPS function built-in and SMPTE time code integration. The cam uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long-GOP image compression. It has 20x optical zoom. An optional 128GB Flash memory unit is available for the camera. And it can save to memory stick pro and SDHC cards. The cam will ship later this month for $4,950.

The HDR-AX2000 is a camcorder for the prosumer with film quality recording and support for full 1920 x 1080 resolution. The camera can record in low light conditions with 1.5 lux capability. It handles 1920 x 1080 resolution and records to Memory Stick Pro Duo media. It has a 3.2-inch screen, and has 20x optical zoom. Optical steady shot is featured as well as manual adjustment options. The camcorder will ship in March for $3,500.

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