Sony HXR-NX30 Review




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JackyLum: i got a question here sir, i plan to buy a procam which i had in my mind for Canon products, the XF105, if compare to this sony NX30.... whats your advise if my purpose is solely for wedding days, outdoor and corporate event? thank you

Sean Wheale: I like the 30 second black space part at the end

Scott Orr: You are looking tight in that Polo collar is up . My boy Peter

Derek Sharp: Hello, got a question for you, or perhaps if someone else knows since there are quite a few viewers here now. I've been trying to figure out if it is possible to snap a picture with the wireless remote control. 

eddy castillo: hey Peta, why you pop corrar!

Peter Lee: Thank you for answer.

asbroadcasthk: Sony don't give us the spec but because it LED which I think it will last long. Thanks.

asbroadcasthk: Yes, it come with a special adaptor which you can put a 37mm (no 100% sure…) filter. But you can either choose, the hood or this adaptor as they cannot use together.

Nacho Elola: gangnam style!

drakescz: what is the color temp of the built in LED light?

IPGtv Concert Videography (2.75k?): I'm an aspiring Concert Videographer, I just got a press pass for a very big music festival so i want to but a better camcorder, with this one, would i be able to get tapped into a sound board when i record a band?

asbroadcasthk: Is Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph 44mm ^_^

JOSHTREESTUFF: Hi there. Does this have manual exposure settings ?

asbroadcasthk: Hello, we do need to check and see whether we can get the camcorder from Sony HK, For the Steady mode. NX30 do a better job the NX70 as NX70 just a normal steady mode which they put in most of the camcorder.

Bojan Radovanovic: What is good and what is bad on the camera

asbroadcasthk: Hello Kirby, you are correct. This is not a camcorder which give you shallow depth of field like 5DMKIII or FS700 from Sony. The reason is this camcorder got wide lens + small CMOS which hard to get a shallow depth of field like you using a 14mm lens even on 5DMKIII. I can say this is a camcorder which is good for Run and Gun situation or ENG condition. Hope this information will helps ^_^

papagmp: I have the same question - just got two NX30's this morning and have been playing with them all day.

asbroadcasthk: Yes, as NX30 have XLR Input which you can connect to audio console.(make sure you get the right cable as some of the console out is big phone jack) Please make sure the audio console master out is Mic or Line level as they have big different. Also, you can use the Wireless mic system to connect and make you wireless (please be careful some of the wireless mic system is mic level only) You can even stick it the mic on the speaker to prove hue sound (ground noise) through the audio console! ^_^

jtherock7: Great video! More importantly what kind of watch is that you are wearing its very nice?

yazkaz: Very nice ENG camera for light duty event work... I want one badly, but it has to be NTSC (NX30U)

asbroadcasthk: Advantage 1./ Small , Compact 2/ Detachable Audio adapter 3/ Carl Zeiss Lens 4/ Wide Angle view 5/ Better Steady Mode 6/ Internal Memory 7/ LED Light Disadv 1/ Hood don't come with cup (my own opinion only) 2/ LED Light too weak in some situation 3/ No GPS (don't bother for me be honest) 4/ Some function is not too user friendly (because it too compact, some function have to set through the manual rather than a button access) 5/ Not water resistant if you compare with NX70. Hope it helps.

West Oak Street Boys: on the sony sight I found this in a package deal.... I am looking into buying this camera...

asbroadcasthk: Yes, you set the dial to manual exposure or Iris

Peter Lee: Hi, if I am a beginner is the Sony HXR-NX30 a good choice? Thank you.

Jesse Waugh: Thanks!

SONNE: i just fall in love! i want this camera thank you for the review!

jtherock7: Hello. I saw you have a Sony nx-70. Can you do that video in English. Sorry. Question does the nx70 have the same "balanced" steady shot the nx-30 does? I don't see it but I wasn't sure. Please help and thanks so much for making videos!

Andreas Demetriades: its very handy, small, light, good LED for some shots, but i include the XLR handle and i mound a sony 15 LED video light on a separate battery on top of it. the nightmode is not very good but if you include the light you can get very interesting shots, I use it for interview in clubs and events around the island i work and the quality and features is great. Internal memory gives me up to 7 hours with full HD and battery life with standard battery gives me up to 3-4 hours of filming.

asbroadcasthk: The built in LED light is daylight.

KHALIDz M: Nx firty :)

asbroadcasthk: Hello Peter, I think so. This is a semi-professional camcorder for people looking for compact size but still have some professional function like manual control, XLR audio input, Zebra else. Also it have simple function like Full Auto too. It have some manual function like Manual Iris, Exposure, White Balance, focus else for you when you need some control rather than full auto. So as beginner, if full manual function is too difficult for you, these Full/semi-auto function will help. Peter A&S

Rating:
Sony HXR-NX30 Review 4.3 out of 5

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