Sony’s newest edition is a step up from the VG10 with vastly improved ergonomics including enhanced grips for balance and easier low-angle shooting and a second record button- to name a few. This brand new E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder shoots video in full HD and can capture 16 megapixel stills and AVCHD progressive 24p/60p. The 3″ LCD screen has the ability to be rotated 270 degrees and the NEX-VG20 mic supports stereo and 5.1 channel surround recordings. 11x optical zoom range and built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. An optional LA-EA2 lens mount adaptor makes compatibility with A-mount optics possible with this E-mount camera. Sony’s “eco-system” plans will allow their customers to use the NEX-VG20 with other brands’ lens assets, breaking the proprietary box.
Sony’s NEX-VG20 is said to hit retail in November of this year for $2,199 with an SEL18200 F3.5-6.3 E-mount lens and $1,599 for the body.