updated 06:00 pm EDT, Tue May 11, 2010
Sony NEX tech to spread to video cameras
Sony on the heels of its Alpha NEX cameras confirmed that it's also developing a camcorder based on the same swappable lens system. It would have the same APS-C sensor and E mounts as the new still cameras but would focus primarily on HD video capture. Most details aren't available, but it would capture directly to H.264 and have a dedicated eyepiece in addition to a swiveling LCD.
A finished version of the camcorder is due sometime in the fall of this year.
The system promises the low noise and other image quality advantages of DSLRs along with flexibility that had previously been reserved for pro camcorders. In the NEX-3 and NEX-5, video is capped at either 720p or 1080i but can take advantage of different lenses to produce different behavior.