The Sony NXCAM series has been growing for the first time in a long time. The just introduced handheld camcorder HXR-NX200 reminds strongly of the NX100 from the equipment, but offers an 8bit 4K/UHD recording in XAVC S with max. 25p and 100Mbps (by the way PAL-only). In FullHD the camera makes max 50p.
Inside the NX200 there is -- as with the NX100 -- a 1.0" Exmor R-CMOS BSI image sensor with an effective 14.2 MP, the 29 mm wide-angle G lens with 12x optical zoom has a speed of F2.8 and offers a 4-stage ND filter as well as three manual rings for focus, zoom and aperture. The additional (digital) Clear Image Zoom is said to have been improved. There are six different image profiles to choose from, and a gamma curve newly tuned by Sony is intended to provide realistic skin tones, among other things.
A lot of manual control is offered, the switch layout has changed slightly compared to the NX100. Two media slots for Memory Stick Pro Duo or SD offer relay or simultaneous recording. A viewfinder, 3.5" display and double XLR connectors are on board, and professional UWP-D series audio receivers can be connected via an integrated MI shoe.
The Sony HXR-NX200 will be available from October 2018 for 2.200 Euro net (2.618 incl. VAT).