Sony released a new video camera today but it seems to have confused a lot of people.
- It isn’t a future consumer camera. It is a low end ENG camera for shoulder mounted video work.
- It isn’t a cheap FS100. It is a NEX 5N in an ENG body with XLR inputs. (Similarly the VG20 is a NEX 5N in a high end consumer camcorder body)
Instead this is practical tool for run & gun documentary shooters, live event shooters, news gathers and corporate video.
Most other kinds of filmmakers are much better off with the FS100 or a DSLR.