It was only a matter of time before one of the big Japanese electronic firms released the next-generation of interchangeable-lens camcorders. When Sony announced their first “micro-four thirds” (oh sorry! that’s a registered technology from Panasonic…, and not exactly the same product) we already had the chance to sense the arrival of the NEX…
And finally, even before Panasonic (which is still expected to be announced & launched by the end of the year), Sony has pulled out a sexy & what seems to be a game changer camcorder (at least on paper).
Technically… the NEX-VG10 uses the same 14.2 Megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor found inside their NEX-5 & 3 and will snap obviously 14.2-megapixel stills and capture 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) movies. The Handycam is also able to use A-mounts and other branded glasses with the LA-E1 or third-party adapters…. oh! and although it has no internal storage it accepts SDHC / SDXC in addition to MS Pro Duo.
when, how much?
Well… supposed to be shipping this fall (9th October) starting at a $2000 price tag (with 18-200mm zoom lens), although you can pre-order it now… up to you (veeeery tempting if you have the money… and you’re going t use it, but we shall wait to see what Panasonic & others have to release in the coming months).