Sony has announced the what the company calls the “first full-frame handycam camcorder” with interchangeable lens capability. The NEX-VG900 houses a 35mm sensor with a resolution of 24.3 effective megapixels (said to be 40x larger than standard consumer camcorders). The camera can shoot in 24p progressive mode, and utilizes CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color presets to create to control “cinematic grading effects.” You can also shoot in 60p with AVCHD version 2.0. Another bonus on the NEX-VG900 is the premium XGA OLED Tru-Finder monitor, paired with a three-inch Xtra Fine LCD/LED touch-panel monitor. EVF The NEX-VG900 also captures full-frame, 24 megapixel still images, and supports RAW format for post-processing. How much will this handycam cost you? Sony says the NEX-VG900 will be available in November (body only) for approximately $3,300. Put that on your Santa list…just don’t forget a lens to go with it.
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