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An HD video camera with interchangeable lenses the “NEX-VG900” top-end model of the “Handycam” Series with ※ 1 35mm full size CMOS image sensor for the first time, approximately 16.1 million effective pixels “Exmor (Exmore)” We will release two models “NEX-VG30” APS HD CMOS image sensor equipped.

In addition to Cinema Tone Gamma ™ and Cinema Tone Color ™ that can be represented with 24p recording, such as a movie,  is 1920 × 1080/60p high definition that conforms to the (progressive) AVCHD Ver.2.0 also supports the recording mode, a video camera that can give you a more creative visual expression.

“Exmor (Exmore)” chip with 24.3 million pixels with the addition of a 35mm full size new CMOS image sensor. It is an image pickup device as compared to the image sensor, with an area of approximately 2.3 times. By linking the large image sensor, the engine “(Bionzu) BIONZ” image processing optimized to process data at a high speed, high quality large capacity, this machine, in gradation with low noise and high sensitivity has an excellent image quality. By fully utilizing combination with a variety of lenses that are compatible with 35mm full-size, we have enabled a beautiful bokeh unique large-format image sensor, the image capturing is like a movie.

Zoom Lens Kit “NEX-VG30H” The zoom lens comes with a “18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS E PZ” newly developed high magnification of the standard electric E mount. The structure of proprietary small motors, for zoom and focus drives quiet and smooth, zoom lens system according to the present embodiment, it is possible to shoot high-quality more easily.

In addition to (up to 2 times magnification zoom) and digital zoom power zoom lens viewfinder “(true finder) XGA OLED Tru-Finder” electrons that have adopted the organic EL 100% field of view, high contrast and high resolution such as with a new zoom lever operation is possible, and a high operability is required in the field of film production. In addition, video enthusiasts also have the (Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone) stereo / 5.1ch surround sound microphone, the demand for video production that captures the sound field immersive by where you place the four microphone capsules.

My thanks to one of my readers Andrew for pointing me in the right direction and for Ed pointing out my Japanese to English translation.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

5 thoughts on “The NEW Sony NEX-VG900 with Full Frame 35mm sensor

  1. It would be great to have real English, not the Japanese to English terrible translation.

  2. It’d also be great if Sony did away with the geeky galactic aesthetic and music for their ads.

  3. Again Sony choose to irritate the people. They stuck the best sensor available in the worst and ugliest body. They are completly insane!!!

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