Sony HXR-NX30U Palm-Sized HD Camcorder Announced for June

If the $10,000 FS700 Sony camcorder is a little too pricey, you might want to check out the HXR-NX30U palm-sized HD camcorder which is also arriving in June from Sony. The $2,500 camcorder utilizes Sony's breakthrough Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology, which aims to cut down on camera shake while filming from mosh pits or other challenging situations. It's also one of the lightest professional camcorders on the market.

Palm-Sized NXCAM HD Camcorder

"Conventional image stabilization systems typically 'float' an individual lens element with a motor drive to compensate for camera shake," explains Chiyoko Yannette, marketing manager at Sony Electronics' Professional Solutions of America group. "Balanced Optical SteadyShot combines the entire lens and image sensor assembly into one floating element that moves as a unit to reduce the shaking effect caused by normal motion during shooting."

Sony Announces NEX-FS700 Full HD Super Slow Motion Camcorder

Sony is adding the NEX-FS700 Full-HD Super Slow Motion camera to its line of NXCAM interchangeable E-mount camcorders. The new high-speed 35mm camera can capture 960 frames per second, or up to 120 frames a second in a 16-second burst, or 240 fps in an 8-second burst for Super Slow Motion. It features a 3G HD-SDI output, built-in ND filters and it uses a new 4K "Exmor" Super 35 CMOS sensor. However, you will have to wait for a future firmware upgrade for the 4K bitstream output.

Sony Super Slow Motion Camcorder

The NEX-FS700 also features face detection and it's compatible with E-mount interchangeable lenses. The 35 CMOS sensor boasts 11.6 million pixels and it offers a variety of creative options, shooting styles, and enhanced ergonomics.