The Von Lankens Compare the New Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Professional Camcorder With the Panasonic HMC150 AVCCAM
The Von Lankens
received a Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional camcorder for 48 hours from Sony, over the weekend, for evaluation. In this footage, Mark makes a lowlight/gain comparison, between the Sony HXR-NX5U and the Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM, the only other AVCHD professional camcorder currently available on the market utilizing three-1/3" imaging chips. The Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM employs CMOS imagers and the Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM employs CCD imagers, so Mark compared the effect a camera flash has on the footage from both professional video cameras as well. At the time this footage was shot, the NX5U was suffering from back focus issues, and is not what a properly functioning Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM looks like. The HXR-NX5U was out of focus, so the HXR-NX5U NXCAM images appear much softer than they should be. Overall image brightness and noise levels should not be affected though, and should accurately reflect normal Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional camcorder performance in those regards. Mark has re-shot the comparison, using auto-focus, but has not had a chance to look at that footage yet. When Mark has a chance to review the new comparison footage of the HXR-NX5U and HMC150 and uploads it to us, we will bring it to you right away!
The Von Lankens Expore Back Focus Issue With
the New Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM Professional Camcorder
Sean Seah's Sony HXR-NX5 Professional Camcorder Review
First Independent Sony HXR-NX5 NXCAM Professional Camcorder Review on Video
was one of the first independent videographers anywhere to get his hands on the new Sony HXR-NX5 NXCAM professional camcorder. Sean brings us this excellent review of the new HXR-NX5, the first independent review of the Sony HXR-NX5 NXCAM on video (that we are aware of). In his review of the Sony HXR-NX5, Sean gives us a tour of the HXR-NX5's controls and discusses the Sony HXR-NX5's features, as well as showing us NXCAM sample footage that he shot himself with the HXR-NX5 professional video camera, including a white balance test and low light/gain test. Thank you Sean! (Click on the thumb to your left to view Sean's review at 720p.)
Benny Ek's Sony HXR-NX5U GPS Function Tagging Test Video
Preview Clip and Download the MTS File From Benny's NX5U and Test the GPS Tagging
tested out the GPS tagging function of the new Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional camcorder while driving in Southern California, and sent us the MTS file recorded by his HXR-NX5U to try out on our own computers. You can watch the Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM video streaming in HD at 720p, if you wish, by clicking on the thumb image to the right, and you can download the (zipped) original HXR-NX5U NXCAM AVCHD MTS file by clicking on the button just below it. Thanks for the NX5U GPS test with your new professional NXCAM video camera Benny!
Benny Ek Gets His Hands on One of the First NHR-NX5U's in the US
Early Test Footage from Benny Ek's new HXR-NX5U
was one of the very first videographers in the US to own a new Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional video camera. Benny got his new Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM at ProMax in Irvine, CA, on February 16th. Here, Benny provides nx5u.com viewers with these shorts he created with some of the very first test footage he shot with his new Sony HXR-NX5U, to help nx5u.com viewers evaluate for ourselves how the HXR-NX5U NXCAM performs in real-world use. (Click on the thumbs to your right to view the footage at 720p). Benny also provides us with some raw MTS files straight from his new Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM, testing the HXR-NX5U's performance in low light conditions. Thanks for sharing this Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM footage with us Benny! (Click on the appropriate thumbs below to preview these clips at 720p and to download the original AVCHD MTS files recorded by Benny's HXR-NX5U professional video camera for you to review.)