The latest entrant to the NXCAM series is the palm-sized Sony HXR-NX30E camcorder which is apparently the company’s smallest and lightest handheld professional offering within this segment. Despite its size, it is said to be ideal for mobile shooting applications.
To provide video professionals enhanced operational freedom, this newly unveiled device is equipped with the Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology which reduces shakiness by creating a single floating unit through the combination of the lens and the image sensor. Users can also record videos in full HD at a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution through the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens for much better optical quality, sharpness and brightness.
“This high-quality yet easy-to-use camcorder is an extremely versatile field production tool,” commented Bill Drummond, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Europe. “It’s perfect for videographers, journalists, educational establishments or corporate users, for shooting in many different situations where other stabilization equipment is not practical, such as on-board a vehicle or in a crowd.”
The camcorder is equipped with a 1/2.88-inch image sensor that utilizes the Exmor R CMOS technology from Sony. With built-in storage of 96GB, users can record up to 8.75 hours of video when set at AVCHD 28Mbps HD recording. It also supports dual memory expansion bays, one accepting SD cards, while the second slot is compatible with Memory Stick Pro Duo media cards. Furthermore, images and videos can be previewed through the built-in projector on almost any flat surface at a maximum size of 100 inches and a distance of 16 feet.
The Sony HXR-NX30E release date is expected to fall somewhere around June of 2012. Price details for the same aren’t disclosed by the company as yet.