Extensive field report with the Sony VG10 camcorder, and footage by Luminous Landscape

Luminous Landscape, who are predominantly a stills photography website have always struck me as knowing their stuff to a remarkable degree when it comes to video, with a hybrid photographer / videographer approach. So when Sony invited them out to Yellowstone Park to test the VG10, what they disclosed is incredibly detailed, and offers a new insight into what the first large sensor consumer camcorder is really like, even though it has not yet been released.

Check out the footage over at Luminous Landscapes – it looks very smooth, well scaled from the 14MP sensor and sharp.

Here is my take on it…

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Why Thom Hogan and Barry Green are wrong about DSLR video

Above: do new dedicated video cameras like the Sony VG10 mark the end of the DSLR video revolution?

Thom Hogan is a great photographer who writes regularly on his blog at ByThom.com – a lot of what he writes, I agree with. However he has a regular stance on video in DSLR cameras – Thom doesn’t want DSLR video hybrids to spoil stills cameras. He says that video on DSLRs is for casual shooting and just a passing craze.

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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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