July 16, 2010

Sony NEX-VG10 will be available by the end of 2010

Sony has announced an interchangeable-lens video camera of its own, the NEX-VG10, which will be available by the end of 2010. NEX-VG10 offers manual video controls such as shutter, iris, white balance, and gain, manual still-image controls like full manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority, and manual focus controls, as well as beginner-friendly automatic settings.

Sony NEX-VG10 uses Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and E-mount lenses. Each purchase will ship with a new optically stabilized 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 zoom lens, and the video camera has a 1.5X focal length multiplier for all E-mount lenses; as such, the kit lens offers a reach of 27mm to 300mm in 35mm film equivalent. In addition to a flip-out 3-inch LCD viewfinder, the NEX-VG10 has an eye-level EVF that swivels vertically, and the camcorder saves footage to a single card slot that accepts both Memory Stick and SDHC/SDXC cards.

The NEX-VG10's availability in September at a price of $2000.