Sony NEX-VG10E released, world's first consumer HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses

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sony nex-vg10e.jpgSony have today revealed the NEX-VG10E, the world’s first consumer-focussed HD camcorder to support interchangeable lenses.

If you snapped up one of Sony’s NEX-5 or NEX-3 cameras, you’ll be pleased to hear that their E Mount lenses will fit snugly onto the NEX-VG10E. A Mount lenses from Sony’s alpha DSLR range will also work with the new camcorder, providing you use a LA-EA1 adapter. Support stretches further to Carl Zeiss, Sony G lenses and more so it’s nice to see Sony really trying to make the kit as compatible as possible to suit your needs, despite it being their first attempt at a camcorder of this sort.

Shooting in AVCHD format at 1080i, the camcorder features an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that also allows for DSLR-quality stills to be taken also. There’s also an 11x optical zoom and image stablisation with a E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens.

Films and photos are saved to either a Memory Stick PRO Duo or an SD card, while a 3 inch Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology lets you preview your clips on the camera itself.

There’s support for an external mic if you wish, but a built-in Quad Capsule spatial stereo microphone shouldn’t be sniffed at.

No pricing or availability details ready yet, but we do know the camera is expected to hit shops in September. If you’re interested, we’d suggest you start saving right away however, as this kit is no way going to come cheaply.

Gerald Lynch
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