The Sony NEX-VG20 is a follow-up to last year’s groundbreaking NEX-VG10. The new NEX-VG20 includes “comprehensive manual controls, improved imaging quality and upgraded sound” according to Sony’s press release – all of which are welcomed for this prosumer camcorder.
The NEX-VG20 captures 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video at 60p or 24p frame rates. The 24p mode offers the ability to use Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Color presets for richer color out of the camera. The NEX-VG20 also continues the use of the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone; however, it now supports stereo and 5.1 channel surround.
Sony has also improved the access to the camera’s controls, allowing access to the manual control dial even when the flip-out LCD is closed.
In addition to its video capture features, the NEX-VG20 also captures high-resolution still images with its 16.1MP CMOS image sensor. It even offers the option to capture RAW image files – something that its predecessor did not do.
The Sony NEX-VG20 should be available in November for $1599 (body only) and $2199 when equipped with the 18-200mm kit lens. Check availability on B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]