Hopefully the Sony NEX-3, NEX-5, and NEX-VG10 kits will have both caps included in the box.
Of course you can also search on eBay for third party Sony NEX E-mount caps.
...Sony hasn't equipped the VG10 with focus confirmation or focus assist: there is no peaking or image enlargement which would help immensely when working with MF lenses...perhaps a firmware update can address this!
- Variable delay from 2 seconds to 30 minutes
- Built-in on-off switch and battery (included with unit)
- RED LED indicator when the unit has triggered the camera
- Weighs only 0.6oz, 18g (including battery)
- Comes complete with velcro pads, and Operating Manual - all you need to take picture
The newest NEX in development is the NXCAM Camcorder. It uses the same E-mount as the NEX-3, NEX-5 cameras, and NEX-VG10 camcorder but it has a slightly larger sensor. The CMOS sensor in the NXCAM is a Super 35 format which is 0.980 x 0.735 in (24.89 x 18.66 mm). The current Sony NEX sensor dimension is 0.92 x 0.61 in. (23.4 x 15.6 mm). The NXCAM will shoot AVCHD at 1080p at 60p/30p/24p and 50p/25p. Since NXCAM uses the same lens mount as the other NEX cameras we can expect more lenses to be in development.
NXCAM HD camcorder under development, featuring E-mount lens system
17 November 2010
Sony to expand 35mm large format sensor camcorder lineup
Sony Corporation announced today that it is developing a new type of E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder for professional use that is equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent large format CMOS sensor. This new addition to Sony’s professional “NXCAM” line will be available in the middle of 2011.
Already a key player in the 35mm digital cinematography business with the highly acclaimed “CineAlta” F35 and SRW-9000PL for high-end digital cinema production, Sony has just strengthened its lineup in this category with the recent PMW-F3 announcement. In addition to this, with this new “NXCAM” HD camcorder now (still under development), Sony looks to further strengthen its position in the entry-level segment by providing an affordable yet highly capable professional solution for many applications including independent film, music video and corporate communications all looking for the cinematic look.
This “NXCAM” HD camcorder under development will be equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent sensor, a widely used film stock size in the film industry that is perfectly designed for capturing motion picture. This new sensor will have extraordinary performance in terms of picture quality and sensitivity, and is able to create rich “Bokeh” effect (beautifully defocused image) that is perfect for artistic story-telling in motion picture.
Thanks to the adoption of the E-mount interchangeable lens system that is identical to the “α” series NEX-5, 3 and “Handycam” NEX-VG10, the E-mount lenses will be compatible with this new professional camcorder. In addition, a very short flange back distance (the distance between lens mount surface and sensor surface) let various “α” A-mount lenses be mounted via a mount adaptor (LA-EA1). Furthermore, it is also possible to attach many other lenses using third-party mount adaptors*1. With such flexibility, users will be able to experiment with various creative expressions by exploiting the characteristics of different optics.
* 1: Not all types of adaptors and lenses are guaranteed.
The recording format for this new HD camcorder will be AVCHD, a widely supported format by many non liner editing software vendors and the same format as HXR-NX5 “NXCAM” camcorder.
There is also a plan to implement 1080p (60p / 30p / 24p*2 or 50p / 25p) recording modes.
(MPEG4-AVC/H.264 compression will be used for these modes.)
*2: 59.94p / 29.97p / 23.98p respectively.
|Combatants||Sony Alpha NEX-5||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2|
|Number of effective pixels||14.2 million pixels||12.1 million pixels|
|CCD Sensor||23.6 x 15.7 mm|
APS-C CMOS Sensor
|17.3 mm x 13 mm|
Panasonic N-Mos sensor
|ISO Range||200 - 12800||100-6400|
|Lens||Sony E-mount with Interchangeable lenses||(µ) micro 4/3 Lens Mount with Interchangeable Lenses|
|Image Stabilization||In Lens||In Lens|
|Shutter Speed||30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode||60s to 1/4000 with B and T modes|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||7 frames per sec.||3.2 frames per sec.|
|LCD||Tiltable 3" Diagonal|
921,600 Pixels 16:9 ratio
|3" Diagonal with touch panel|
460,000 Pixels 3:2 ratio
|Electronic Viewfinder||Not yet, come on Sony!||Optional EVF|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 / 60i||1920 x 1080 / 60i|
|Dimensions||4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.|
(111 x 60 x 40 mm)
|4.4 x 2.7 x 1.3 in.|
(113 x 68 x 33 mm)
|Weight||12.9 oz (365 g) with lens|
8.1 oz (229 g) Body Only
|12.9 oz (365 g) with lens|
9.4 oz (265 g) Body Only
|Price||$699 with 18-55 OSS Lens|
|Unknown - will be released on January 2011|