The HXR-NX100, which broke cover at Broadcast Asia, features a 1.0 type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor with 20 megapixels, which, given that it’s similar to the sensor in the company’s RX10 camera, should mean it takes some very good HD.
Of course, as we’ve talked about before, adding another camera into what is already a very crowded camera ecosystem is not always a welcome move, but the HXR-NX100 looks like having enough features to make it a worthwhile addition. And we really rated the RX10, as you can read here Sony's amazing RX10 may be the camera to have with you at all times, so that makes it a decent contender in our book.
Headline features include:
Fixed Sony G lens offering 12x optical zoom, increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom whilst retaining full resolution ( and a maximum 48x zoom for wide range shooting with a digital extender)
Three independent manual lens rings to give simple access to zoom, focus and iris functions, plus 4-step ND filter
Decent recording flexibility through multiple formats (AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps) and dual media slots (compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo).
All of this is contained in a lightweight, ergonomic design, for which there are no figures just yet, but it certainly looks the part.
We’ll have more from people that have been using the camera in anger soon. In the meantime, you can read the full press release over the page.