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.
Update: See a more in-depth overview at Tech Tilt: Sony NEX-VG10 Overview.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]