The shift from video tape to solid storage was a major milestone in consumer video camera technologies, changing the way users managed their video shoot workflows, enabling them to shoot even more video than before. With the NEX-VG10E, Sony builds on 25 years of Handycam innovation under their belt, and introduces the next big step in consumer video cameras – the first consumer HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses. The NEX-VG10E promises to reinvent the way you shoot, opening up a world of new possibilities not possible with conventional consumer video cameras.

Cinematic Background Effects

The NEX-VG10E’s capabilities come from a cutting-edge 14.2 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, in tandem with the Sony BIONZ processor. This Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor is the equivalent size of an APS-C imaging sensor on consumer Digital SLR cameras. Being about 19.5 times bigger than Standard sensors found in common consumer video cameras, videographers can achieve beautiful background defocus effects a.k.a. bokeh, thanks to an extremely shallow depth of field. This results in cinematic video effects never before possible on consumer video cameras.

Interchangeable Lenses For Flexibility

The NEX-VG10E comes out of the box with an E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens with a powerful 11x optical zoom range. Built-in Optical Steady Shot* image stabilization enables steadier and clearer videos when shooting handheld, while a circular aperture lets you create stunning bokeh effects. Sony also has a range of a E-mount interchangeable lenses for even more creative freedom, something that conventional consumer gear lacks. Alternatively, a simple mount adapter (LA-EA1) lets you take advantage of existing a Amount lenses and optics from any a DSLRs, whether macro to super telephoto.

Better Sound for more Enjoyment

Great video only makes for half the viewing experience, as sound is just as important. The NEX-VG10E features a built-in, high performance Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone that aims to let videographers achieve just that. Four individual microphone capsules are optimally positioned, where advanced processing algorithms produce exceptionally clear stereo audio. Users who want to take their audio recording to mother level can also add an optional external stereo microphone, while a headphone jack enables audio monitoring functionality.

Easy to Use

The NEX-VG10E is also designed to be easy to use. A compact and balanced design makes it easy to handle even for the novice videographer, while an intuitive jog-dial and hotkeys make menu navigation a breeze. For more advanced videographers and photographers, aperture settings and shutter speeds can be manually adjusted via the jog dial, while hot keys enable access shooting parameters, gain and white balance. Furthermore, the 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD screen with pivoting electronic viewfinder (EVP) brings creative perspectives to framing subjects.