Sony will release its new NEX-VG20E Full HD E-mount system camcorder in Australia from November 2011.


September 15, 2011: Sony will release its new NEX-VG20E Full HD E-mount system camcorder in Australia from November 2011.
Selling for an RRP of $2499 as body only or $3299 with the SEL18200 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 E-mount lens, the NEX-VG20E provides a wide range of creative possibilities for shooting cinematic Full HD video and high-resolution still photos. With a resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels, the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor provides similar performance to Sony’s digital still cameras for shooting still photos and includes ARW.RAW format support for post-processing flexibility. For both video and stills capture, the large sensor offers low noise in low light.
Full HD video shooting in AVCHD format is now complemented by a choice of 50p and 25p (progressive) frame rate options. Footage shot at 25p can be enhanced with Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Colour for a richer, more cinematic look. The built-in Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone supports stereo audio recording and 5.1 channel surround. There’s a new audio level control, plus pro-style jacks for an external microphone and monitoring headphones.
Several ergonomic refinements provide greater user comfort. The camcorder’s handgrip has been redesigned to offer excellent stability and the manual adjustment of exposure, iris and other settings, from the pro-style control dial can be accessed even when the LCD panel is closed. Dedicated function keys provide quick access to shooting modes (Iris, Shutter speed, Program AE). A second REC button is available for low-angle shots and a expanded focus button is included. All can be accessed without taking the eye from the electronic viewfinder.
The 7.5cm/3″ Xtra Fine LCD features TruBlack technology for clear, high contrast images. The screen can be rotated over a 270 degree range for easy framing in any position, even with the camera held low. Touch panel operation simplifies all shooting functions. Full details can be found at