Immediately following the “successful” launch of the NEX-3 and NEX-5 EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) cameras, Sony has launched the much anticipated NEX-VG10 Camcorder with Interchangeable lens! This camcorder uses the same lenses as the NEX Alpha series, the E-Mount lenses. Here is a video by Sony on their new “Handycam”.
In order to differentiate the NEX and the NEX-VG series, several main points are;
- Manual controls during video recording for aperture, shutter, ISO and white balance.
- 24Mbps AVCHD vs 17Mbps AVCHD on the NEX EVIL cameras
- Captures 14.2 MP still images but not RAW (hence for stills, you still need a non-video centric camera).
With only 3 native E-mount lenses currently (I am sure many more will come), Sony has also ensured that existing Alpha A-Mount lenses can be used with an adapter. However, I would think that many of the manual control features may not work with the A-Mount lenses.
From what I can see from the promotional video released, this is the camcorder to have! … If not for the USD1,999 asking price (but with the 18-200mm lens). The bokeh is just soo soooooo soooooooooo sweet. Having said that, I have seen similar from the Canon 5D Mk II. Available in September 2010.