Sony change the camcorder game with NEX VG10

Sony have announced the specs, release date and price of their first interchangable lens consumer camcorder. Retailing in September at $2000 (including 18-200mm kit lens worth $800), the Sony VG10 is an interchangeable lens mount camcorder, available to pre-order today.

“Targeting video enthusiasts and photographers, the NEX-VG10E opens up unprecedented artistic possibilities not achievable with conventional consumer video cameras.”

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Nikon ultra small mirrorless specs revealed in patent, YouTube goes 4K

Nikon patents in Japan have been decoded at NikonRumors.com and relate to (you guessed it) a mirrorless camera system.

The system is not APS-C based like the Sony NEX or Samsung NX10 and Nikon are not joining Micro 4/3rd’s. Instead they are set to produce the smallest possible interchangeable lens camera, with 49mm lens barrels (think filter thread size of the Olympus EP1 kit lens).

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Nikon finally ‘doing a GH1’

Nikon’s president has announced that the company are working on a ‘new concept camera’ which will feature improved video capabilities.

Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg in an interview yet to be fully published, that the company will introduce a Panasonic GH1 competitor with “enhanced function for video recording” (Makoto’s own words)

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South Korea versus Japan. Samsung NX10 scores in the camera World Cup

I have been experimenting with a different camera lately, the Samsung NX10.

This is South Korea’s effort against the Japanese monopoly of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic. Samsung have always been viewed as the underdog but now I think they are more of a dark horse.

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