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Old June 2nd, 2015, 08:05 AM   #1
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HXR-NX100: 1'' sensor NXCAM

Alister just posted this on his Facebook from Broadcast Asia.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...52980975676242

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It's designed as an entry level camera for the NXCAM range. It has the same sensor as the X70 (which is an XDCAM camcorder) and very similar image quality. A 12x optical with clear image zoom to give an effective 24x zoom range. It records to SD cards. Had a brief play with it today and it has a very smooth zoom, good ergonomics and nice pictures. No HDSDI, just HDMI and composite SD. DV, AVCHD and XAVC-S recording.
This is promising, if the guts of the Z100 are adapted to this 1'' sensor with a 4K capable lens, I think we're close to a winner if this is adapted for a 4K cam to contest the DVX200.

Can't wait for IBC now.
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HD Warrior » Blog Archiv » NEW camcorder from Sony…the HXR-NX100 (October 2015)

"The HXR-NX100 features a 1.0 type Exmor® R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor with 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is approximately the same size as a Super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution, low noise and stunning picture quality even in low light conditions, as well as offering more depth of field control as demanded by today’s diverse shooting requirements. Stunning picture quality is further ensured by a fixed Sony G lens offering 12x optical zoom from 29mm angle of view at wide end that can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom.. These features, combined with built-in 4-step ND filter...

"Three independent manual lens rings give simple access to zoom, focus and iris functions. The camcorder also provides a wide variety of connectivity options including HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, XLR terminals, REMOTE, Composite (BNC) and Multi Interface (MI) Shoe, which allows for a wide range of accessories without the need for cables, such as the HVL-LBPC Video Light and the UWP-D wireless microphone series.

"Further extending the recording flexibility of the Sony NXCAM range, the HXR-NX100 is able to record in AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps for multiple choices and high quality images."
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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News Shooter | Sony launches the HD only HXR-NX100 NXCAM camcorder- 1.0-type Exmor CMOS sensor, 24X zoom and XAVC S 50Mbp/s recording

"I think this latest offering from Sony is squarely aimed at developing markets such as India, Africa and South America. The lack of 4K and the fact that it is not a world camera may steer a lot of potential buyers away."
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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Alister just posted this on his Facebook from Broadcast Asia.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...52980975676242



This is promising, if the guts of the Z100 are adapted to this 1'' sensor with a 4K capable lens, I think we're close to a winner here for a Sony 4K cam to contest the DVX200.

Can't wait for IBC now.
HD only, unfortunately no competition to DVX200
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HD only, unfortunately no competition to DVX200
I didn't say that was for this camera. I only said we're one step closer to a 4K variant of this camera based off of this sensor.
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 11:47 AM   #6
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Looks like an AX100 in the bigger body, without 4K. Controls seem less than the FDR-AX1 or PXW-Z100 but a bit of what is in the X70 like picture profiles etc.

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Old June 2nd, 2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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Very interesting...Sony is using the 1inch type sensor in larger ENG-style bodies! Very nice.

If Sony follows its long history on this, we are sure to see a professional "big brother" in the not too distant future. Its just bound to happen ;-)

I'd love to see this new pro model have:

1 inch type sensor with 10 megapixels inside its 16x9 crop. This sensor's 20 megapixel total count is great for an RX10 but way too high for 4k.

Constant f2.8...prolly asking too much..like the RX10?

Full picture profiles set

150 Mbp/s 8bit 4:2:0 Long GOP on SDXC cards..like JVC does.

$4,500?

I dont know...I think that sounds fair

IBC 2015?

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HD only, unfortunately no competition to DVX200
Yes, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is priced sub $2,000, whereas the Panasonic DVX200 is priced sub $5,000.
Even though I'm a Sony guy, if both were the same price, I'd go with the DVX200, provided that the image quality wasn't disappointing for some unforeseen reason.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 03:13 AM   #9
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If Sony follows its long history on this, we are sure to see a professional "big brother" in the not too distant future. Its just bound to happen ;-)

I'd love to see this new pro model have:

1 inch type sensor with 10 megapixels inside its 16x9 crop. This sensor's 20 megapixel total count is great for an RX10 but way too high for 4k.

Constant f2.8...prolly asking too much..like the RX10?

Full picture profiles set

150 Mbp/s 8bit 4:2:0 Long GOP on SDXC cards..like JVC does.

$4,500?

I dont know...I think that sounds fair

IBC 2015?
I'd actually want to see Sony develop a specific 17:9 4.6K sensor in the 1'' type form factor rather than using a square sensor. XAVC-L is actually 8bit 4:2:2 according to my knowledge, XAVC-S is 4:2:0.

The lens may have to be F2.8-4.5 like the DVX200, unless they can ask Fujinon to make it again like they did with the EX cameras.

I'd want to see all the recording options of the FS7 ported to a 4K variant of this with no RAW, but SLog3 and SGamut3.Cine.

I'd expect with a good fixed lens it to be around the price of the current PXW-X200.
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 07:06 AM   #10
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XAVC-L is 4:2:2 10bit for HD but for 4K on the Z100 it is 4:2:0 8bit and I expect that the X70 will be the same. Only difference is that the Z100 will also record at 50/60P but the X70 is likely only 30P.

The Z100 XAVC-L update effectively added the functions of the FDR-AX1 but with XAVC-L MXF instead of XAVC-S mov wrapper.

Sony clearly define MXF for the XDCam line and mov for the consumer/prosumer line.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 07:09 AM   #11
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On the FS7 apparently it is 8bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L at 4K.
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The FS7 which I think is 10bit 4:2:2 intra frame XAVC-I at 600Mbps and 8bit 4:2:0 for UHD XAVC-L at 150Mbps for 50/60P and 100Mbps for 23.97, 25 and 30 just like the Z100 and the AX1.

I think this NX100 is marketed at the event market to have what is a consumer camera look more professional. Sony had the NX30U as a more pro version of the CX760 and I think this is a similar approach of the CX900 and a lower spec camera to add to the NX3/1 with a larger sensor to get the shallower depth of field. They appear to have left off useful things like touch focus that is actually on the NX3/1 !!

Still think the lower spec FS7 will be a 4K upgrade to the EA50. This would bring a 4K product to the weddding/event market.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 07:45 AM   #13
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Looks like they have put the Sony RX10 in a camcorder body.
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The FS7 which I think is 10bit 4:2:2 intra frame XAVC-I at 600Mbps and 8bit 4:2:0 for UHD XAVC-L at 150Mbps for 50/60P and 100Mbps for 23.97, 25 and 30 just like the Z100 and the AX1.
This is not what I heard from Alister. He said the FS7 has 8bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L 4K.
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I cannot find any reference to 4K XAVC-L 4:2:2. B&H also quote what I assume. 10bit for XAVC-I as well as XAVC-L 4:2:2 10bit for HD but 8 bit 4:2:0 for UHD with same frame rates and data rates as the FDR-AX1 and PXW-Z100. The info on the Sony WEB sites is also vague !!! In one sentence they mention 4K 4:2:2 and Full HD but no mention of 4K Long GOP. Would be nice to know for sure. The record times look the same as my AX1 or Z100 so likely the same .

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