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Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the color and durability.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, price

durability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and memory. The usability and portability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the price, while there are some less positive reviews about the durability.

image quality, portability, usability, memory, battery

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Professional CamcorderSony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Professional Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: VarstiyVantage (sony.com)

Incredible camera for sports and action

 

Great for capturing action sports (football, lacrosse, baseball, etc...). I'm very happy with this camera. I recently filmed a HS football game that was being covered by FIOS1 and there were 2 other NX5Us right alongside of me. Works well with FCPX

video quality, ability to record in multiple formats in parallel, super slow motion

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: WeddingVideoDude (newegg.com)

Professional HD quality is affordable

 

I highly recommend the HXR-NX5U. It's beyond the needs of the average wedding videographer and should have a very long useful life. This is the camera that finally let me ditch tapes for good. It is also the first camcorder that has given me full...

Where to start? The viewfinder and LCD are very high resolution. The zoom, focus, and iris rings are smooth and feel perfect. Unlike professional cameras, this model has a consumer HDMI output, AND unlike low-cost cameras, it also has the professional...

The optional 128 GB FMU128 flash unit is expensive, so I just bought a bunch of SDHC cards. The onboard and included microphones are good enough for interviews, but thankfully there are two professional XLR ports for attaching a better mic for event...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Outstanding camera

 

I've shot in many different situations (daylight, indoor, low light, sun exposition, sunset, sunrise, slow motion, car racing, interviews, etc) and none of these disappointed me in any way. An external monitor is recommended for color management. Shoot...

Incredible G lens, easy to manage data and shoot in many formats

Color adjustments a little tricky

Consumer review by: Emperor (buydig.com)

It is what it is. Impressive!

 

Just testing all the functions right now, following the owner's manual. So far, I like what I see. Great picture quality, easy to use functions. I think I got my money's worth. I am giving it four stars right now just because my testing is not...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Impressive ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Emperor (beachcamera.com)

It is what it is. Impressive!

 

Just testing all the functions right now, following the owner's manual. So far, I like what I see. Great picture quality, easy to use functions. I think I got my money's worth. I am giving it four stars right now just because my testing is not...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Impressive ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Videomaven (buydig.com)

Great "run and gun" camera

 

Just shot a series of travel documentaries down in Key West Florida with it. It is a GREAT "run and gun" camera and could be as easy or as complicated to use as you need it to be. Very satisfied.

Easy to Use ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

AVCHD can be tricky

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Videomaven (beachcamera.com)

Great "run and gun" camera

 

Just shot a series of travel documentaries down in Key West Florida with it. It is a GREAT "run and gun" camera and could be as easy or as complicated to use as you need it to be. Very satisfied.

Easy to Use ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

AVCHD can be tricky

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Gpc (beachcamera.com)

Great Pro Camera

 

Great camera.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Gpc (buydig.com)

Great Pro Camera

 

Great camera.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: NGHIA (rakuten.com)

NGHIA

 

More storage, increasing your shooting time.

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