AAPL Stock: 111.79 ( + 0.19 )

Printed from

Sony outs first full-frame consumer camera, the NEX-VG900

updated 04:09 pm EDT, Wed September 12, 2012

Sony details its full-frame NEX-VG900 Handycam with 5.1-channel surround sound

Sony took the wraps off its new
NEX-VG900 Handycam video camera flagship for videographers at its event in Toronto and we had a chance to check it out firsthand. It shares its full-frame, 35mm sensor with the equally new Alpha 99 pseudo-DSLR and RX1 compact. The camera accommodates e-mount lenses but will ship with an a-mount adapter to connect with them as well.

The camera allows full manual control over videos for the first time without a specialized and expensive lens. It can capture 1080p videos at either 24fps or 60fps along with 24.3-megapixel still photos in RAW or JPG formats.

The sensor allows users to create 'bokeh' effects, where the background or foreground can be blurred for a movie-like effect. The viewfinder is the same XGA OLED found in the existing NEX-7 and other newer Sony cameras. It is complemented by a 3-inch, Xtra Fine LCD touch panel with LED backlighting.

Sound recording is supported in 5.1 channels thanks to the quad-capsule microphone. Sony will offer the same XLR-K1M accessory that will mount onto the Multi Interface Shoe and let users connect XLR inputs for even better audio quality. The add-on won't come cheap, however, at around $800.

The camera arrives in November, priced at $3,300 for the body only.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented