Handheld HD Camcorders – Sony NEX-VG10 (Premium)

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Electronics expert Jody Vining explains the different types of handheld HD camcorders on the market today, including the Sony NEX-VG10.

    Jody Vining: Hi! It's Jody Vining from www.

    tigerdirect.

    com. We're taking a look at some of the best HD video cameras that are out there on the market today. This one is brand new from Sony. It's the Sony NEX-VG10. This camera is pretty extraordinary.

    It's not quite a pro camera, because it lacks features like XLR, audio inputs, and some of the more pro features that you find out there. So essentially, this is one of the nicest consumer video cameras that you can find on the market today. It has interchangeable lenses. It works with any of the Sony E-Mount NEX Series lenses that you're going to find on the market. It also has incredible audio recording. It's got a multi-channel microphone located right up here. That's going to allow you to capture surround sound and then it's also got two viewfinders actually. Right back here, you're going to find an electronic viewfinder that does articulate, so you can get this from any angle. It's also got an LCD screen located right here and it's a great high resolution LCD screen as well.

    You have access to some of your manual controls right here and this is going to give you instant access to say adjusting focus, getting into the menu system. But as you can see, it's extremely simplified. It had an ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus. But you can also take manual control over your focus and zoom using the rings right here on the lens itself.

    Now the lens is interchangeable. This is one of the features that makes this a really, really flexible camera, because this will work with any of the NEX Series lenses. So you can pop this off, and replace it with any lens depending on the situation that you are in. So you can put a nice long telephoto lens on it if you're shooting at a sports event, or you can put a nice short prime lens on it if you're just shooting around the house, and you just want to get some really, really great shots.

    It takes 14 megapixel still photos as well. So if you're out there, and you don't want to miss a moment, you want to get a still picture, you can still get that with the Sony NEX-VG10.

    Now when it comes to storage, you're going to use SD cards, or memory sticks. Those slide in right here, so you can use any of the media that you probably have lying around today. This is an extraordinary camera. It is compact, and the video quality is really, really good. You would expect great video quality from Sony, and this camera absolutely delivers, and it just happens to look really, really cool. It's got a really great design, and so it's definitely going to turn some heads when you're out there shooting with this camera.

    If you're looking to spend a little extra cash, you're looking to get sort of the best sort of consumer video recording HD experience that you can get today. This is definitely one that you should have a look at. It's the Sony NEX-VG10.