Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sony announces NEX-VG10

Back when they announced the NEX-5 APS camera, Sony talked about an interchangeable lens HD camera using the same chip, but we all thought it would be close to the end of the year before they even announced that. Clearly Sony had other plans, as they have just announced the NEX-VG10, though it won't ship until September.

Coupled with Sony's powerful BIONZ processor, the camcorder's ExmorTM APS HD CMOS sensor realizes high resolution video and 14 megapixel still images. Approximately 19.5 times bigger than the standard sensor found in conventional camcorders, the APS HD CMOS sensor enables an extremely shallow depth of field. This allows videographers to achieve cinematic results with stunning background defocus (bokeh). Users can also enjoy DSLR-quality photo capture with features like Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight, and Anti Motion Blur, as well as catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to seven fps.
It will come with an E-mount 18-200mm lens optimized for video shooting (11x optical zoom), a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone, and full manual control of Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain and White Balance.

The NEX-VG10 will be available in September for about $2,000 and presales on will begin July 14. They will also be available at Sony Style retail stores and at authorized dealers nationwide.

[UPDATE: Sonystyle website has a page for the camcorder with more pictures, advertising copy and a short promo video. You can also pre-order for $1,999. Click the "Shop Now" button to go to a page with specifications and more feature information. NEX-VG10]

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