Friday, September 10, 2010

IBC Announcements and News, Sony NEX-VG10 shipping?

IBC, a big media show in Amsterdam, starts today, and week after next is Photokina (typically still camera show) so there should be a few interesting developments over the next couple of weeks.

Panasonic AF100
As expected, the AF100 / AF101 large sensor video camera from Panasonic is being shown. Urbanfox blog has some pics and information. Lots of people are repeating the 4,000 pound price, (that's about $6,000 USD), and many think this could be the DSLR killer (i.e. it provides the large sensor, shallow depth of field that DSLR sensors provide, but in the form factor/feature set of a video camera.) It may also have lower aliasing and less rolling shutter...

All wild speculation at the moment, and the price is a consideration too; I think a percentage of DSLR buyers are attracted to the DSLR's by the comparatively low price, and don't think about the money they'll end up spending on lenses and accessories...

Sony has announced Vegas Pro 10, featuring native stereoscopic 3D video editing, improved Closed Captioning, workflow enhancements and new image stabilization tools.

Sony is also showing a new XDCAM, the PMW-500. Way too expensive for me.

AND, reportedly, the Sony NEX-VG10 is shipping today. The Amazon page says it's "In Stock" though that's listed with a third-party shipper at the moment. NEX-VG10 Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder

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