Friday, July 16, 2010

Sony unveils world’s first consumer HD camcorder with interchangeable lens system

The interchangeable lens consumer-oriented HD camcorder has now been unveiled by Sony. NEX-VG10 the world’s first consumer HD camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, it will enable users to capture images and videos with background defocus effects and shallow depth of field.
The NEX-VG10 shoots Blu-ray quality 1920x1080 video at 24 megabits per second in AVCHD format and 14.2 megapixel stills with its DSLR-sized image sensor providing shallower depth of field to produce shots that help separate the subject from the background thus providing the users the option of using a wide variety of lenses including telephoto, fisheye and wide-angled.
Additional features include optical image stabilization, silent auto focus and iris control, twin accessory shoes as well as offering more advanced videographers and photographers the option to manually tweak settings such as aperture and shutter speed.
On the audio front the NEX-VG10’s Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone combines signals from four separate omni-directional capsules that deliver clear stereo audio with a highly directional response.
This camcorder comes with an NP-FV70 battery that is good for around 155 minutes of continuous recording and an optional NP-FV100 battery can record more than five hours of continuous video.
When it will be released in September for around US$2,000 it looks like a present well worth waiting for.

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