With the introduction of Sony’s new NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder they have taken innovation to the next level with video cameras. The new video camera is the world’s first consumer camcorder with interchangeable lenses and the first Handycam to feature an extra large Exmor(TM) APS HD CMOS sensor.
Sony’s new NEX VG10 elevates still Image and video quality to professional levels while allowing unprecedented artistic expression that isn’t possible with conventional consumer video cameras. With this video camera enthusiasts and photographers now have the ability to capture cinematic quality full HD movies and premium stereo sound.
Sony’s Interchangeable Lens Video Camera has been built with the same large sensor used in the “NEX-5” and “NEX-3” digital cameras and compatible with the high grade E-mount series of lenses optimized for video shooting with quiet operation and auto focus. It is also compatible with A-mount interchangeable lenses used by Sony’s existing DSLR cameras with an adapter.
Coupled with Sony’s powerful processor their sensor achieves high resolution video and 14 megapixel still images. Approximately 19.5 times larger than the standard sensor found in conventional camcorders it 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.
The NEX VG10 can capture full 1920×1080 high definition video at 30p (29.97p), recorded in AVCHD 60i (59.94i) format at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray Disc(TM) media. It also comes with an E-mount 18-200mm lens optimized for video shooting that offers a powerful 11x optical zoom in addition to a silent auto-focus system and Optical Steadyshot(TM) image stabilization with Active Mode for superior versatility.
This camera satisfies the needs of serious videographers. The sound quality matches the amazing imaging performance of the NEX-VG10. Its Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone uses advanced processing algorithms to combine signals from four individual microphone capsules. The result is exceptionally clear stereo audio with high directional response, allowing videographers to capture more sound from their subject and less background noise. The camcorder also features dedicated inputs for optional external microphones and headphones to monitor sound levels.
This video camera accepts both Sony’s Memory Stick and SD card. Users can record over three and a half hours of high definition footage when using the 32GB memory card. Not only is the NEX VG10 a beautiful camera to look at but it also offers gorgeous video to watch. It is definitively the best “Hybrid Camcorder” ever made and the best compact Handycam made by Sony so far.