Don't let its size fool you– the compact rain-proof and dust-proof Sony HXR-NX70U was built just for outdoor videographers! But beneath the NX70U's weatherproofing is a first-class performer that hits all the professional sweet spots. The Sony HXR-NX70U gives you more manual control over the look of your video than its little brother the NX30U. If you are a predator hunter that films at night, the built-in infrared NightShot allows you to film and take pictures in complete darkness!
For long hunts, the Sony HXR-NX70U's 96GB internal memory allows you to film nearly 9 hours on the highest setting. You can throw in another 32GB card and film for a total of 12 hours! And, through in a couple of extra NP-FV100 batteries, you'll have plenty of power to film that recovery after dark!
The Sony HXR-NX70U has a 14x optical zoom that will bring that buck in close, and with the superb optical quality of Sony's lens, he'll look just as good 140 yards out as he will on your wall. Never before seen in small cameras, the manual focus ring around the lens allows you can manually focus on the buck and not the annoying tree limbs in front! With the simple switch, you can change the ring to control the focus, zoom, or even the iris- allowing for a more compact camera frame. Threads around the lens of the camera allow you to easily extend your zoom capabilities with the addition of a telephoto lens. Don't forget to add a UV filter to protect your lens from scratchs and dirt.
Incorporating the technology proven in Sony's professional NXCAM level cameras, the 1/2.88" CMOS Pro image sensor delivers outstanding video quality and superb low-light performance. And with the Optical SteadyShot, no one will never know how much you were shaking when you released your bow! If you want to cut down on movement, the Sony HXR-NX70U allows you to add a remote control to control your zoom and focus controls. Less movement means a great chance of scoring that giant buck!
This rugged little trouper is the perfect companion for those tough location shoots where weather and climate cause lesser cameras to buckle and fold. Meeting stringent dustproof and rainproof requirements, the NX70U's sealed body with the removal of the handlebar keeps out all but the toughest of elements, making it perfect for the outdoor videographer.
Even predator hunters will love this camera with the Infrared NightShot feature that allows you to record your predator hunts in complete darkness without disturbing the prey!
Designed with outdoor videographers in mind, this compact camcorder features a handlebar that allows you to capture low angle shots. The handle also features professional dual XLR audio ports and controls. This connection makes it possible to get even better audio with the included Shotgun Microphone and allows you to add wireless microphone system as well. And, if you plug in a good set of headphones, you may even hear that bruiser coming before you see him!
After you capture that booner on film, use the Sony HXR-NX70U as a still camera to capture 12.3 megapixel recovery shots, even in infrared! Use the GPS Geo Tagging to tag where you shot him so that you never will forget that stand location.
After the hunt's over, insert your SDHC card into your computer. A little basic editing with a user-friendly software such as Adobe Premiere Elements, and you're ready to show the world through Facebook, Youtube, or even DVD. Recording and sharing your adventures has never been easier!
• Rain & Dust Proof
• 1920 x 1080 60/24p Full HD
• 28Mbps AVCHD Recording
• Ultra Wide 26.3mm Sony G Lens
• 96GB Built-in Flash Memory
• Uses Memory Stick or SD Cards
• LUX Rating (low light): 3.0
• 3.5" XtraFine Touchscreen LCD
• Assignable Lens Ring (Zoom, Focus, Iris)
• Detachable Handle w/Dual XLR Input
• Infrared NightShot
Available in a Whitetail Package Available in a Waterfowl Package
Available in an Outdoor Package Available in a Fishing Package
Available in a Turkey Package Available in a Storm Chaser Package
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Rain-proof, Dust-proof and Camcorder aren't usually three words you find in the same sentence, until now. Sony has changed the game with the introduction of their NX70U. It has completely sealed ports making it capable of taking a rainy day in a duck blind or a windy afternoon on the dry prairie in stride. A single sensor and 37mm lens keep the price low and the quality high on this first of its class camera. The NX70Uis part of Sony's Professional line meaning an XLR mic is included to really make this package a value. More info
Sony continues to raise the bar with the introduction of its rain- and dust-proof HXR-NX70U NXCAM Compact Camcorder. This rugged little trouper is the perfect companion for those tough location shoots where weather and climate cause lesser cameras to buckle and fold. Meeting stringent dustproof and rainproof requirements, the NX70U's sealed body keeps out all but the toughest of elements, making it ideal for documentary and news videographers traveling to far-flung, unpredictable locations.
But beneath the NX70U's weatherproofing is a first-class performer that hits all the professional sweet spots. Its back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor combines with an ultra wide 26.3-263mm Sony G lens and Optical SteadyShot to provide outstanding full HD 1080p images even in low light. The Dual Rec function, meanwhile, lets you shoot 12.3MP stills while recording video, all of which can be captured to the unit's spacious 96GB embedded flash memory or your choice of Memory Stick or SD/SDHC media.
And just because the NX70U is small doesn't mean it stints on professional features and controls. An assignable lens ring gives you manual control over focus, zoom, or iris, while the detachable handle with dual XLR inputs--and an on-camera shotgun mic--provides the option of recording 2-channel audio using high-end external microphones. Helping you nail focus and exposure are the zebra and peaking indicators, which can be viewed through either the large viewfinder or high-resolution 3.5" touchscreen LCD.
Documentarians in particular will find the built-in GPS receiver useful, as it allows you to "tag" your locations for logging and future reference, with all GPS data extractable to a PC and mappable via Google's mapping service. And if achieving a more cinematic look is your thing, then the camera offers 24p recording to supplement its standard 60p, along with CinemaTone technology to provide realistic, film-like skin tones to your footage.
So step outside, grit your teeth against the rain and sand, and hit Record: the NX70U will capture the scene and live to tell the tale.
Rain- and Dust-Proof Performance:
You can be confident rainy or dusty shooting environments will not affect the reliable operation of the HXR-NX70 thanks to its IEC60529 IP54 rating. The camcorder's sealed body design makes sure that harmful sand and large dust particles do not get inside.
A waterproof performance rating of IPx4 means that the main camera body is protected against rain showers and water splashes. However, it should not be submerged underwater or sprayed with pressurized water from a tap or hose. When used with accessories such as an external microphone, a rain cover should be used to protect the accessory and connection. IP5x rating does not guarantee 100% protection against exposure to extremely fine particles.
Ultra Wide Angle 26.3mm G lens:
Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.3mm focal length offers a broader perspective than previous lenses for enhanced wide angle shooting so you can capture more of the scene when close in.
Assignable Lens Ring (Focus/Zoom/Iris):
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable lens ring allows for manual adjustment of focus, iris, and zoom settings so you have complete creative control.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode:
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode provides superior compensation for camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, the innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling feature adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor:
Journalists rarely shoot under studio lighting conditions and Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers stunning lowlight sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light-gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lowlight conditions. The sensitivity is roughly double that of conventional CMOS sensors of the same size and pixel size.
1920 x 1080 Full HD 60/24p Recording & 12.3MP Still Images:
The compact HXR-NX70 shoots in full high-definition quality (1920 x 1080) with a choice of 60p, 60i and 24p frame rates. It can also simultaneously shoot 12.3-megapixel (4672 x 2628) still images. It also supports playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV, for complete flexibility in reviewing your footage.
96GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 40 hours of HD Recording:
Built-in flash memory provides extra capacity, ideal when working remotely, as well as providing additional workflow options for backup and sharing content. 96GB embedded flash memory can record and store up to 40 hours of high definition video footage in HD LP mode.
3.5" Touchscreen XtraFine LCD display (921K):
The large 3.5" (16:9) XtraFine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily and alter settings to best represent the scene, even when outdoors in bright lighting conditions.
XLR Adapter with Selectable Phantom Power + Shotgun Mic:
The detachable handle has a compact, ergonomic design. Two balanced XLR audio inputs are built in with phantom power and attenuation options that professional shooters require for clean sound quality. Default audio settings for XLR recording are highlighted in green for easy reference in the field in order to reduce operator error under difficult lighting conditions.
The ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone mounted on top of the handle provides audio recording performance similar to larger shoulder-mounted ENG style cameras.
Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver:
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HXR-NX70 an ideal choice for professional videographers. The receiver gives you the ability to "geo-tag" shooting locations--making it easy if you need to return to the same location or create a log when surveying remote locations. Your locations can be tracked on Google maps and all GPS data can be extracted with a PC.
Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone when international travel is part of your assignment.
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC:
Store content or back up important shots by copying footage directly from your camcorder to an external hard disk drive (sold separately) without using a computer. The HXR-NX70 can also access videos stored on an external hard drive for playback on HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features.