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Old July 13th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Sony NEX-VG10 AVCHD E-Mount Lens Camcorder

Sony has announced the NEX-VG10, an interchangeable lens handycam using E-Mount lenses. 24Mbps AVCHD.

PC Magazine article:

Sony Unleashes First Compact Interchangeable-Lens Camcorder | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Imagine Resource article:

Sony NEX-VG10 Digital Camera - Preview - The Imaging Resource!

Sony Australia Youtube Video:

YouTube - Sony unveils hybrid Handycam camcorder

$1,999 with an 18-200mm lens. Availability targeted at September.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Sweet!
just saw this on engaget
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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And thus begins the race. From a quick glance at the specs there seem to be some things missing, but it's $2000 with a lens so can't complain too much.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Holy.....

The real war has just started.....
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #5
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complaint 1:


"as well as the MPEG-4 video format, but boosts the bitrate of the 1,920 x 1,080 pixel 60 / 50i AVCHD video mode to 24Mbps, up from 17Mbps in the NEX-5. (The NEX-3 lacked the ability to record videos at this resolution, or in AVCHD format.) Note that like the SLD cameras, the 60 / 50i video is created from 30 / 25p sensor output."
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:32 AM   #6
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1080i60 is just bad ... I hope Sony would include their 'Super Slow-Mo" feature for 720P... :D
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #7
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60i? Why? 24p and 30p would be better.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #8
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It would take a crossbar to prise 1080i60 out of Sony's clenched fists. Nevertheless, an APS-C sensor with full freakin' manual (finally!!!) and camcorder form factor, for under $2000, is a nice step forward.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #9
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60i? Why? 24p and 30p would be better.

and not even REAL 60i but doubled up 30p

weird.
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Panasonic and Canon have been happy to sprinkle progressive goodness into their sub $2000 cams for years now. Yet Sony has dug its heels in and simply refused to go there.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #11
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Just like Sony... 1 big step forward, 12 smaller steps back.

60i.... I blame Japanese television! :-) As much as I love it, it's been obvious that they love the reality look of 60i. And since Sony's big in the broadcasting realm, it makes sense for that to just trickle down to consumers.

I may pick up this camcorder to experiment with, but 24p would have been a definite buy from me. Sony, are you listening?!?!
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #12
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Here is spec list as provided at Sony Style. EnGadget said it had 24p.

I don't see 24p, any body else see it ? This is probably same as what they did with the FX 1000, with a $2k price tag, and then later releasing the VU with 24p... for $3,500....They will call it pro and put XLR inputs on it.

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Model number: NEX-VG10$1999.99
As low as $70.00/month**
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Features
Continuous Shooting Speed : 7fps
Drive Mode : Photo Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Self Timer
Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds : Auto: 1/30 - 1/4000 (Movie) , 30 seconds - 1/4000 (Still); Manual: 1/4 - 1/4000 (Movie) , 30 seconds - 1/4000 (Still)
Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 1 lb 5 oz (620g) (body only, excluding battery) Approx. 2 lb 12 oz (1.3kg) (w/battery,18-200 lens, & media)
Dimensions (Approx.) : Appx 3-7/8 × 5-1/4 × 11-1/2" (97x132x294mm) (W/H/D) with supplied lens
Minimum Illumination : 11 lux (Shutter speed: 1/30 sec, Iris: F3.5, Gain: Auto)
Color Temperature : 2500 - 9900k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
Exposure Compensation : ±2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Settings : Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
ISO : Still Mode Only: Auto, 200 to 12800
Metering : Still Mode Only: 49 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Metering Modes : Still Mode Only: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity : Still Mode Only: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Noise Reduction : Long exp.NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: Auto
White Balance Mode : Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
AF Modes : Single-shot AF7, Continuous AF7, Direct Manual Focus7, Manual Focus
Focus Area : Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF7
Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
Focus Points : 25 points7
Focus Sensitivity : 0 EV to 20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Focus System : Contrast AF7
Diopter Adjustment : Yes
Field of View : 100%
Type : Swivel EVF 0.43" Xtra Fine w/ 1152K dots and Backlight Brightness Control
Battery Type : Accepts Type V Battery; Supplied: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FV70
Operating Temperature : 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Image Stabilization : Optical Steadyshot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3
Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display
Anti Motion Blur : Yes (Photo Mode Only), 6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes (Photo Mode), (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Camera Type : Sony E-mount interchangeable lens Handycam® camcorder
Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lens, (A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 lens adaptor)
Lens Mount : E-mount
Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & 90 days labor
Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
Anti-Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 14.2 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
Pixel Gross : Approx. 14.6 megapixels
Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Lens Cap
Multiple Language Display : Yes
Media/Battery Indicator : Yes
Power Save Mode : Auto Shut-off
Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show, Playback Zoom
Flash Compensation : +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Flash Modes : Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Type : Auto-lock accessory shoe (alpha)
LCD Type : 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ 180o swivel display (921K dots) w/ TruBlack™ technology1
Angle Adjustment : Opening: 90o, Turning: 180o
Brightness Control : Backlight Bright Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Coverage : 100%
Grid Display : Yes (On/off)
Live View : Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image adjustment display : Exposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style
Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 14.2 megapixel
Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine)
Still Image Size 16:9 : L (12M): 4592 X 2576 M (6.3M): 3344 X 1872 S (2.9M): 2288 X 1280
Still Image Size 3:2 : L (14M): 4592 X 3056 M (7.4M): 3344 X 2224 S (3.5M): 2288 X 1520
Video Format : AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode : AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (FX/FH); FX- 24Mbps, FH - 17Mbps; 1440x1080/60i HQ -9 Mbps
Lens Type : E-mount 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Aperture : Circular
Filter Diameter : 67mm (included SEL18200 lens)
Angle of View : 76o (included SEL18200 lens
Aperture (Max.) : F3.5 (wide end) - F6.3 (tele end) (included SEL18200 lens
Aperture (Min.) : F22 (wide end) - F40 (tele end) (included SEL18200 lens
Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture?
Aspheric Elements : 4 (5 surface)
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 3in x 4 in
Direct Manual Focus : Yes
Distance Encoder : Yes
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Photo: 27mm-300mm; Video: 32.4mm-360mm (35mm equivalent) (included SEL18200 lens)
Lens Groups-Elements : 12 groups, 17 elements (5 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED-glass element) (included SEL18200 lens)
Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount
Lens Stabilization : Optical Steadyshot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3 (included SEL18200 lens)
Lens Weight : 18.5 oz (included SEL18200 lens)
Maximum Magnification : 0.35x (APS-C)
Minimum Focus Distance : 1ft (wide end) - 1.6ft (tele end)
Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2
Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP2 (32bit), Vista SP2 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
Accessory Shoe : Dual (Alpha shoe and Cold Shoe)
HD Output : HDMI (Type C mini)
Headphone Jack : Yes (Stereo mini 3.5mm)
Memory Card Slot : Single slot accepts: - Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Microphone Input : Yes (Stereo mini 3.5mm)
USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #13
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This just means that the other guys are definitely gonna bring it, and hard. Maybe we'll see an AF100 price adjustment too.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #14
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Model number: NEX-VG10$1999.99
As low as $70.00/month**
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Features
ISO : Still Mode Only: Auto, 200 to 12800
So we only get ISO in Still mode and we have to go back to using arbitrary gain numbers to change sensitivity in video mode? No thanks.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #15
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This is not the Sony camera shown at NAB, so more to come I expect.
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