Sony NXCAM HD camcorder featuring E-mount lens system for professional to be available in the middle of 2011

Sony is developing a new type of E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder for professional use that is equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent large format CMOS sensor. This Sony NXCAM HD camcorder under development will be equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent sensor, a widely used film stock size in the film industry that is perfectly designed for capturing motion picture.
This new sensor will have extraordinary performance in terms of picture quality and sensitivity, and is able to create rich Bokeh effect (beautifully defocused image) that is perfect for artistic story-telling in motion picture. Thanks to the adoption of the E-mount interchangeable lens system that is identical to the “α” series NEX-5, 3 and “Handycam” NEX-VG10, the E-mount lenses will be compatible with this new professional camcorder.

In addition, a very short flange back distance (the distance between lens mount surface and sensor surface) let various “α” A-mount lenses be mounted via a mount adaptor (LA-EA1). Furthermore, it is also possible to attach many other lenses using third-party mount adaptors.. With such flexibility, users will be able to experiment with various creative expressions by exploiting the characteristics of different optics. The recording format for this new HD camcorder will be AVCHD, a widely supported format by many non liner editing software vendors and the same format as HXR-NX5 “NXCAM” camcorder. This new addition to Sony’s professional “NXCAM” line will be available in the middle of 2011.

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