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 VG900 Full Frame Camcorder Image Leak

Sony NEX-VG900

The Sony NEX-VG900 is expected to be announced tomorrow as a full frame camcorder with the NEX E-mount. The VG900 is rumored to include a 24MP full frame sensor and capture 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p courtesy of the AVCHD 2.0 codec.

While an A-mount adapter is rumored to be included with the VG900, I’m curious as to which lenses will be available with this camera given the increase in sensor size over the current NEX-VG20.

Additional rumored specs include a 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF and price tag of $3,300.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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…]