Sony has unveiled the HXR-NX100, the latest addition to its NXCAM range of camcorders.

Sony NX100

The HXR-NX100 features a 1.0 type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor with 20 megapixels.

Sony said the sensor is approximately the same size as a Super 16mm film frame and 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”.

The camcorder has a fixed Sony G lens, offering 12x optical zoom from 29mm angle of view that can be increased to 24x. Sony’s ‘Digital Extender’ function increases the zoom by up to 48x.

The NX100 also includes a four-step ND filter. Three independent manual lens rings provide access to zoom, focus and iris functions.

The camcorder’s connectivity options include HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, XLR terminals, Remote, Composite (BNC) and Multi Interface (MI) Shoe.

Recording formats include AVCHD and DV as well as the recently implemented XAVC S 50Mbps.

Dual media slots enable recording onto two memory cards simultaneously or via a relay mode, where recording automatically switches when the first card is full.

“The HXR-NX100 brings the very best in resolution, depth of field control and low light performance thanks to its big 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, allowing content creators to capture beautiful images in any environment,” said Sony Professional Solutions Europe product marketing manager Robbie Fleming.

The HXR-NX100 will available in October.