Sony NEX-VG900 Full Frame Camcorder and NEX-VG30 APS-C Camcorder Announced

Sony NEX-VG30

Sony NEX-VG30

Sony has announced the NEX-VG900 and NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorders.  The NEX-VG900 is the first full frame camcorder to hit the market.

The NEX-VG30 is an APS-C format camcorder that comes available with an 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 power zoom lens.

Sony NEX-VG900

Sony NEX-VG900

 

Both the VG900 and VG30 capture 1080p at 24p and 60p frame rates using the AVCHD 2.0 codec.  The VG900 is compatible with both E-mount and Alpha mount lenses courtesy of the included LA-EA3 adapter.  When using E-mount lenses, the VG900 operates as an APS-C crop camcorder without any loss of resolution.

The NEX-VG900 has a new Multi Interface Shoe that works with a new XLR adapter kit, which allows you to connect higher-end shotgun mics.

The Sony NEX-VG900 will be available in November for $3300.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The Sony NEX-VG30 will be available in a kit with the 18-200mm power zoom lens in November for $2700.  It will also be available in a body-only version for $1800.  You can order the NEX-VG30 here at B&H Photo.

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

Sony NEX-VG30 Leak Shows Off New Power Zoom Lens

Sony NEX-VG30

Newly leaked images of the upcoming Sony NEX-VG30 show a camera that’s very similar to the current NEX-VG20 model.  However, the most notable difference is the inclusion of a new power zoom lens mounted on the compact APS-C camcorder.

Based on the size of this lens and the past kit lenses for this series, I would presume that this is an 18-200mm kit lens (probably with a f/3.5-5.6 aperture as well).  This could be the breakout features that turns the VG30 into a competent consumer camera.  In my opinion, the manual zoom lens on the prior models was the thing keeping these out of consumers’ hands. [Read more...]

Sony A99 and NEX-6, PLUS More New Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Coming Sept. 12

Sony is dropping a massive load of new gear next week.  According to massive leakage at Photo Rumors, the full frame Sony A99 and NEX-6 will be officially unveiled on September 12.  But that’s not all…

There are several new lenses and accessories for these cameras coming, as well as an impressive NEX-VG900 full frame camcorder priced at $3300 and a new NEX-VG30 camcorder (presumably serving as an update to the NEX-VG20) priced at $1800.

Check out the full list of new Sony gear below. [Read more...]