Sony had confirmed about the development of an HD camcorder with an interchangeable lens and now they’ve officially announced it as the NEX-VG10. The NEX-VG10 is the world’s first consumer camcorder that features an interchangeable lens and takes advantage of the extra-large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, which is also found in its NEX-3 and NEX-5 DSLRs. The APS HD CMOS sensor is approximately 19.5 times bigger than conventional sensors enabling shallow depth of field.
Along with the BIONZ processor and APS HD sensor, the NEX-VG10 can record videos at full HD resolution, background defocus and features 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD swivel display, Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone. On the photography front, the camcorder can take still images to up to 14 megapixel resolution with features like Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur.
The camcorder comes with an E-mount 18-200mm lens supporting 11x optical zoom, slient auto-focus and Optical SteadyShot. Other than that, it also supports A-mount interchangeable lenses via a mount adapter.
The NEX-VG10 presales will begin from today for $2000 in US whereas Europeans will get the camera from October 2010.