Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

5 thoughts on “Review of the Sony HXR-NX3D1

  1. This was useful in establishing that this camera does in fact seem to be the TD10 with XLR inputs, a slightly larger hard drive, and 24P 3D recording. My main complaint with the TD10 were the lack of zebra / waveform monitors and manual iris / shutter controls in 3D mode. But we’re definitely in the same camp for our test footage – the first thing I did with my TD10 was shoot a couple street carnivals.

  2. Sony are good at re boxing domestic gear if you remember the CX 550 also became the MC50 in a “Pro” look. I was not aware of the TD10 till you flagged it up but the additional XLRs makes the NX3D1 a must for professional use, I really hate the 3.5mm jack for audio which is why I sold my MC50 and bought 2 NX70s.

  3. Thanks for the review, but… Oh no! The thing I feared the most, the manual controls in 3D mode remains very limited. Manual controls are very important to me. I guess I have to wait for another 3D handheld camcorder.

  4. I agree, but I typically use a Zoom H4N for recording audio. While having the mic inputs on the camera might be a nice convenience, it is certainly not a necessity (for me, anyway). On-screen zebra / waveform monitors, though? I definitely would have traded up for those. While I’ve gotten a lot better at controlling exposure on the TD10, I still tend to underexpose in bright light.

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