The video world became a little more interesting when the Sony NEX-VG10 was announced a few months back. First impressions are now live over at Tech Tilt. Below is a quick spot of sample footage from Tech Tilt as well. [Read more…]
The much-hyped Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder is finally starting to trickle in stock. Currently, Amazon is showing it in-stock through third parties, and B&H Photo is taking pre-orders, which is always a good indicator that products are about to arrive at the B&H store.
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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.
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…]