Sony has announced the launch of its new sleek, high-end Sony NEX-VG10 Handycam equipped with an ultra-large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (same as Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5), which the company claims as the world’s first consumer HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses, compatible with Sony E-mount (smaller and lighter) lenses, and A-mount lenses (optional LA-EA1 adapter is needed).
Unique Features Of Sony NEX-VG10:
- 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD swivel display (180 degree) with TruBlack technology
- Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor complemented with Anti-Dust technology and BIONZ processor
- Record full HD (1920×1080/60i) AVCHD video at up to 24Mbps
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode to help reducing camera shake
- Capture up to 14 megapixel still shots with a continuous burst rate of up to 7 fps
- Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone ensures superb audio recording experience
- Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur for capturing DSLR-style photos
- Dual Accessory Shoes (Alpha Hot/ Universal Cold) for adding both still and video photography accessories
- Full manual control (video and photo) of Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain, and White Balance via hot keys and jog dial
- Included Sony E-Mount 18-200mm lens offer 11x optical zoom, AF/MF switch and effective focal range of 27mm-300mm
- Supports two variants of memory media – Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Free download Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 app for creating Hollywood-style movies with special video effects
“The NEX-VG10 takes Sony’s Handycam line to the next level by allowing unprecedented artistic expression that isn’t possible with conventional consumer video cameras,” commented Andy Bubala, director for camcorder business at Sony. “With this camcorder, video enthusiasts and photographers can now capture cinematic full HD movies and premium stereo sound.”
Sony NEX-VG10 Handycam interchangeable lens HD camcorder which measures 97 x 132 x 294 mm (includes supplied E-Mount SEL18200mm OSS zoom lens) and weights in at 620 grams (body only) is slated to be available in coming September for around $2,000, available now for pre-order at sonystyle.com.