Showing posts with label Handycam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Handycam. Show all posts

Friday, December 2, 2011

100 Words to Win an NEX-FS100 Camcorder

Evening Waltz by Philip Bloom using the NEX-FS100



100 words or less can win you an NEX-FS100 Super 35 Camcorder. Turn the ordinary into extra ordinary, describe filming and editing techniques, and have your chance at Philip Bloom to make your film.

To take part in the competition to win a Sony Professional NXCAM NEX-FS100EK super 35mm camcorder and for Philip Bloom to create your winning film, you need to submit your extra ordinary idea in no more than 100 words. The idea must take an ordinary, everyday scenario and make it extraordinary and demonstrate a particular film technique and be based on a scenario and not be location specific, although the winning entry will be created in the UK. This needs to be filmed using one camcorder, based on a one day shoot scenario.


Here is the official contest website to win a Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sony NEX Sigma Optical Stabilizer Test



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We posted about the Bigma on the NEX-VG10 before but this video shows how well the OS (Optical Stabilizer) function of the Sigma 50-500mm lens works.

The test by YoshiroOh uses a Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder, a LA-EA1 Sony Alpha lens adapter, and the Bigma. The lens is tapped by a finger to introduce vibration and the OS is at three different settings, OFF, 1, and 2 Vertical.

The Optical Stabilizer of the Bigma seems to work fine. This video is before the new NEX-VG10 Firmware 02 update so it could have improved since then.

If you have a NEX-3 or NEX-5 and the Bigma, we'd like to see if the results are the same.


sony nex sigma bigma 50-500 stabilization

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sony NEX-VG10 Sigma 50-500mm Bigma Video



Here is some footage that Steve N shot with his NEX-VG10 and the Sigma 50-500mm ultra zoom lens aka Bigma. The Bigma used is a Nikon mount so it does have an aperture ring but focusing is all done manually. Steve points out:
...Sony hasn't equipped the VG10 with focus confirmation or focus assist: there is no peaking or image enlargement which would help immensely when working with MF lenses...perhaps a firmware update can address this!

Sony stated at Photokina that they will be working with third party lens makers so we can expect focus confirmation, and aperture control on adapted lenses.

sony nex vg10 camcorder sigma bigma 50-500

Sony NEX-VG10 with a Sigma 50-500mm Zoom aka Bigma



Click here for more pictures of the combination above.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sony NXCAM Handycam NEX with Larger Sensor Announced



The newest NEX in development is the NXCAM Camcorder. It uses the same E-mount as the NEX-3, NEX-5 cameras, and NEX-VG10 camcorder but it has a slightly larger sensor. The CMOS sensor in the NXCAM is a Super 35 format which is 0.980 x 0.735 in (24.89 x 18.66 mm). The current Sony NEX sensor dimension is 0.92 x 0.61 in. (23.4 x 15.6 mm). The NXCAM will shoot AVCHD at 1080p at 60p/30p/24p and 50p/25p. Since NXCAM uses the same lens mount as the other NEX cameras we can expect more lenses to be in development.


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sony nxcam hd nex e-mount lenses

Sony NXCAM Camcorder with E-mount Lenses



Here is the official Sony NXCAM HD press release from Sony EU:
NXCAM HD camcorder under development, featuring E-mount lens system
17 November 2010

Sony to expand 35mm large format sensor camcorder lineup

Sony Corporation announced today that it 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 new addition to Sony’s professional “NXCAM” line will be available in the middle of 2011.

Already a key player in the 35mm digital cinematography business with the highly acclaimed “CineAlta” F35 and SRW-9000PL for high-end digital cinema production, Sony has just strengthened its lineup in this category with the recent PMW-F3 announcement. In addition to this, with this new “NXCAM” HD camcorder now (still under development), Sony looks to further strengthen its position in the entry-level segment by providing an affordable yet highly capable professional solution for many applications including independent film, music video and corporate communications all looking for the cinematic look.

This “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*1. With such flexibility, users will be able to experiment with various creative expressions by exploiting the characteristics of different optics.
* 1: Not all types of adaptors and lenses are guaranteed.

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.
There is also a plan to implement 1080p (60p / 30p / 24p*2 or 50p / 25p) recording modes.
(MPEG4-AVC/H.264 compression will be used for these modes.)
*2: 59.94p / 29.97p / 23.98p respectively.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sony NEX VG-10 Camcorder Announced

sony nex vg-10 camcorder e-mount
Here is the newest Sony NEX E-mount camera, this time it's a full blown camcorder. The Sony NEX VG-10 Handycam uses the same lens mount, and sensor as the NEX-5 and NEX-3.


Photos of the Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam:




Click here for more details and specs of the Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam.