Sony has announced the NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorder. With E-Mount lenses and a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C sized CMOS sensor, the NEX-VG30 will yield a beautiful, cinematic image with shallow depth of field and low noise characteristics. This newest iteration of the VG series will also offer videographers some welcome upgrades over NEX-VG20.
Sony is expanding its XDCAM HD422 lineup with the new PMW-160 handheld camcorder and the PMW-50 SxS field deck. With three 1/3” Exmor CMOS sensors, the camcorder was designed for broadcast and television productions.
The NEX-EA50UH Camcorder initiates Sony’s new EA Series of camcorders designed for cinematic event videography. The camera comes with an 18-200mm servo zoom lens, the first E-mount lens with servo zoom. The NEX-EA50UH also features a new APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor and delivers Full HD 1080p at up to 60 frames per second.
The PMW-200 will join Sony’s XDCAM HD422 series of professional camcorders and serve as a successor to the venerable PMW-EX1R. The new camera strikes a balance between the compact, lightweight form-factor of the PMW-100, and the image quality of its larger, shoulder mounted brethren.
The compact and lightweight Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder is designed for the true working broadcast professional. It supports broadcast quality 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 recording in Full HD and records to SxS cards
A pair of updates to existing camcorders put Panasonic’s AG-AC130A and AG-AC160A on a slightly higher plane than their predecessors. This month Panasonic is expected to make available these two improved models.
At the NAB 2012 show, Panasonic announced the AG-HPX255, an update to its popular AG-HPX250 handheld camcorder. The AG-HPX255 carries over all the existing advanced features of its predecessor and adds a big one: Compatibility with the Panasonic AG-EC4G extension control unit.
JVC announced two powerful ENG cameras at NAB 2012, the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650. Both of these professional handheld HD camcorders feature 1/3-inch 1920 x 1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, F11 light sensitivity at 2000 lux, a fast f/1.6 Fujinon Auto Focus 23x zoom lens, and more.
Advancements in technology have allowed manufacturers to shrink the size of broadcast-quality camcorders, while at the same time squeezing in better performance. A case in point is Sony's new PMW-100 camcorder; ENG professionals sporting this compact new unit will appreciate the lighter load and greater maneuverability.
Sony has announced its new NEX-FS700U Super35 camcorder, an update to the popular NEX-FS100 interchangeable-lens professional model. This is no mere refresh, however; the FS700 has greatly expanded capabilities over the earlier model.