Sony NEX-VG20 APS HD Camcorder Announced

Sony NEX-VG20

The Sony NEX-VG20 is a follow-up to last year’s groundbreaking NEX-VG10.  The new NEX-VG20 includes “comprehensive manual controls, improved imaging quality and upgraded sound” according to Sony’s press release – all of which are welcomed for this prosumer camcorder.

The NEX-VG20 captures 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video at 60p or 24p frame rates.  The 24p mode offers the ability to use Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Color presets for richer color out of the camera.  The NEX-VG20 also continues the use of the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone; however, it now supports stereo and 5.1 channel surround.

Sony has also improved the access to the camera’s controls, allowing access to the manual control dial even when the flip-out LCD is closed.

In addition to its video capture features, the NEX-VG20 also captures high-resolution still images with its 16.1MP CMOS image sensor.  It even offers the option to capture RAW image files – something that its predecessor did not do.

The Sony NEX-VG20 should be available in November for $1599 (body only) and $2199 when equipped with the 18-200mm kit lens.  Check availability on B&H Photo.

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

 

Sony A77 and A65 Officially Announced

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT-A77

The day is finally here.  The long-awaited Sony A700 replacement has arrived.

The Sony A77 and its little brother, the A65, are the latest in DSLR-alternatives from the consumer electronics giant.  Packing an APS-C format 24.3MP CMOS sensor, the A77 and A65 use Sony’s translucent mirror technology to keep the autofocus fast while displaying a live feed to the rear-panel display screen or the electronic viewfinder.

 

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT-A65

Check out the key specs and press release for these new cameras below. [Read more…]

Sony NEX-5N Announced

Sony NEX-5N

The NEX-5N, along with the NEX-7, are the latest mirrorless cameras in the NEX line.   The NEX-5N upgrades last year’s popular NEX-5.

The NEX-5N features a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and improved shutter lag down to 20 milliseconds.  The NEX-5N offers a max sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and 1080p HD video capture with both 60p and 24p frame rate options.

Sony NEX-5N Back FDA-EV1S

In addition to the NEX-5N, Sony has also introduced the LA-EA2 adapter for using Sony Alpha lenses on NEX cameras.  Also, the FDA-EV1S is an electronic viewfinder for the NEX-5N.

The NEX-5N should be available in September for $700 with an 18-55mm lens or $600 for the body only.

Sony NEX-5N Availability

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