Sony NEX-VG10 Review & Footage examples

Sony NEX-VG10 AVCHD E-Mount interchangeable Lens Camcorder reviewed and sample footage examples

Sony announced the World’s first interchangeable lens HD consumer camcorder in mid 2010, now it’s here. I took it to San Fransisco to put it through its paces.

Model Highlights: 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording, large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo mic, 14MP still image capture, A-mount lens compatible via adapter, E-mount 18-200mm zoom lens included.

The NEX-VG10 is compatible with Sony E-mount Series of smaller, lighter lenses which are optimized for video shooting with silent operation and autofocus, as well as Sony ? and Konica Minolta A-mount lenses (via optional LA-EA1 adapter).

The NEX-VG10 has the same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders8, the large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor makes capturing cinematic video with a shallow depth of field a breeze.

The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation. There’s also a microphone jack for external microphones as well as a stereo headphone jack for precise audio monitoring.

The combination of a large image sensor and high quality interchangeable lenses can help capture beautiful vistas with a shallow depth of field, crisp images of a subject while the background artistically out of focus and rack focus on subjects switching from foreground to background.

Sony’s NEX-VG10 provides the options previously reserved for professional videographers to consumers. It is equipped with the same Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor used in Sony’s “NEX-5” and “NEX-3” digital cameras which is approximately 19.5 times bigger than what you would find in conventional camcorders. It has a powerful BIONZ processor allowing photographers the ability to capture full 1920×1080 high definition video at up to 24Mbps for true cinematic Blu-ray quality.