Sony Launches First Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

bp9801 - July 14, 2010 01:40PM in Digital Photography/Video

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sony Handycam name and Sony is certainly celebrating in style. The latest model from Sony, the NEX-VG10, is the world's first interchangeable lens HD camcorder as well as being the first to sport an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. That same sensor is found in Sony's interchangeable lens digital cameras, the NEX-3 and NEX-5, so it is good to see the same high quality shots can be had on either option. The NEX-VG10 camcorder can shoot in 1920x1080/60i at 24 Mbps so you are going to get some high quality HD video with it. For still photography, you will find it takes shots at 14.2 megapixels which should be more than adequate for anything you can think of. The camcorder comes with an 18-200 mm lens though you can use any E-mount or A-mount lens for any variety of angles or zooms you will need. The camcorder features a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone, a 3 inch swivel display, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, BIONZ processor, and twin accessory shoes. There is no internal storage but the NEX-VG10 will take SDXC, SDHC, and Memory Stick Pro Duos.

The NEX-VG10 will be launching this September for about $2,000.