Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

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The Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (model variants NEX-VG10E, NEX-VG10A, NEX-VG10J) was the large sensor interchangeable-lens video camera made and distributed by Sony in 2010-2011. It uses Sony E-mount camera lenses that were first used on the Sony NEX-3 and Sony NEX-5. It is capable of shooting in 1920×1080 full high definition using a large APS-C sensor. The video is captured in the AVCHD format. When capturing still photos the NEX-VG10 is capable of 14-megapixel stills.[1] The camera kit comes with an 18–200 mm lens [2] that will also be compatible with the NEX Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems. The 16 mm ultra wide and 18–55 mm lens E-mount lenses will also work with full auto-focus support.[3] The built-on microphone is made of four directional mics that record in two-way stereo with the ability to capture both front and back sounds.[1] The mic handle also has support for a hot shoe to connect a supported flash gun and a cold shoe to add on extra accessories. There will also be a 3.5 mm microphone jack to add an external microphone for more accurate sound capture.[4] First shipments of the NEX-VG10 commenced in September 2010. Its launch price is 1999 US dollars and it comes in a kit with a Sony SAL-18200 lens with hood and a free download of Vegas Movie Studio.[1]

On 24 August 2011 the successor, the Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 was announced.

In September 2012, the successor, the Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 was announced with a 16.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor.[5]

Sony simultaneously announced the NEX-VG900, a full-frame, 24.3MP video camera with a 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor.

Compatible lenses[edit]

The NEX-VG10 is able to support all of E-mount lenses other than the kit lens. A 16 mm pancake and standard zoom 18–55 mm lens that comes with most Alpha NEX mirrorless cameras are fully supported. In addition a 0.62x converter add-on lens (giving a fish eye effect) will be able to work with the 16mm pancake. There is a 0.75x wide-angle converter for the 16mm lens available. E-mount series of lenses will be fully supported with auto-focus. The optional LA-EA1 adapter allows the camera to use A-mount lenses, with auto-focus for SAM and SSM lenses. The more advanced adapter LA-EA2, announced on 24 August 2011, will make aufofocus available to all AF lenses. A wide range of adaptors are available for Nikon, Canon, etc. Any APS-C or full-frame 35 mm lens should in principle be usable on the camera, as the backfocus requirement is far less than for a SLR.

Reviews[edit]

1. Cnet - June 2011

2. Luminous Landscape - August 2010

3. Ken Rockwell - 2011

4. Videomaker - November 2010

5. VG10 (14.2mp) vs VG20 (16.1mp) Low Light Comparison Shootoff

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