Digital Cameras Guide
Sony's First 35mm Interchangeable Lens Full-Frame Handycam Announced
The first Handycam with a 35mm full frame sensor from Sony, the NEX-VG900 packs a 24.3-megapixel Sony-developed full frame Exmor CMOS sensor approximately 40 times larger than the equivalent in ordinary consumer camcorders. It's also more than twice the size of the APS-C sized sensor found in other interchangeable lens Handycam models.
Users can shoot videos in 25/24p progressive mode, with Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Colour offering precise control over cinematic color grading effects. AVCHD v2.0 standard 50p recording is additionally supported, maximizing the range of creative options for movie-makers to explore. There's also a choice of new Picture Effect modes, enabling easy creation of artistic 'in-camera' treatments whether you're shooting an image or a movie.
Switching automatically from full-frame operation to APS-C mode when an E-mount or A-mount DT lens is attached, the camcorder also comes supplied with the LA-EA3 adaptor, allowing photographers use full-frame A-mount DSLR lenses at their designated focial length.
A unique Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone features four omni-directional capsules that can be switched for stereo or 5.1ch surround recording. Recording levels are adjustable, with accurate visual confirmation provided by an audio level meter on the LCD display.
The Handycam NEX-VG900 camcorder from Sony is available in APAC from mid November 2012.
**Update: The Handycam NEX-VG900 will be available in Singapore from 22 November 2012, at S$4,499.