Sony Develops an Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

Sony Develops an Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder
equipped with the powerful “Exmor” APS HD CMOS Sensor

Sony Corporation announced today that it is developing a new type of AVCHD high definition camcorder which features key technologies powering the newly announced interchangeable lens digital camera, models NEX-5 and NEX-3, and plans to commercialize the new HD camcorder in Fall 2010.

Above: Conceptual Mock-up of the HD Camcorder under Development

The new camcorder will be equipped with the same Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor to be used in the NEX-5 and NEX-3. In addition, the camcorder will be compatible with E-mount interchangeable lenses developed for NEX-5 and NEX-3, and also the wealth of A-mount interchangeable lenses from the existing “α” DSLR camera lineup via a mount adapter. By combining these features, Sony aims to market a camcorder capable of generating a variety of creative expressions in full HD quality.


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