Sony NEX E-Mount 18-200mm Lens Pricing and Availability

Sony Japan has announced that the NEX E-Mount 18-200mm lens (which is packaged with the Sony NEX-VG10) will be available in September 2010 for 99750 yen for other NEX-format cameras; however, US pricing should be in the neighborhood of $800-900 as a best guess.

No word yet on availability stateside, or official US pricing for that matter.  It’s a good sign that we’ll see the E-Mount 18-200mm lens on NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras soon though.

Sony NEX-VG10 Camcorder

The Sony NEX-VG10 is an interchangeable lens, APS-C format camcorder.  It is the first of its kind.

The VG10 gets the NEX prefix from the lens mount, which accepts Sony’s E-mount lenses like those released with the NEX-3 and NEX-5 mirrorless cameras.  The VG10 will also accept Alpha mount lenses from Sony’s DSLR line with the use of an appropriate lens adapter.

The NEX-VG10 captures 1920 x 1080/60i resolution video in AVCHD format at up to 24Mbps.  An array of four microphones at the front of the carry handle captures audio with front-side directivity and stereo separation.  In addition to capturing video, the VG10 captures 14MP still images in a very similar manner to the NEX-5.

The NEX-VG10 will be packaged with a Sony 18-200mm E-mount lens, which will provide a field of view equivalent to 27-300mm for full frame cameras.  Also included in the box will be a free license for Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 via download, which will enable you to work with the VG10’s files and even publish content to Blu-ray discs in full HD.

The NEX-VG10 carries an initial retail price of $2000 and should ship in September.   You can already pre-order the NEX-VG10 direct from Sony Style.

Check availability on B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.com.

Update: See a more in-depth overview at Tech Tilt: Sony NEX-VG10 Overview.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]