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When Sony announced the details of their NEX-VG10 camcorder, I said they were bringing a knife to a gunfight. Times have changed. Sony presented in Japan today a number of their next generation of indie/documentary-friendly cameras, and it’s clear that this time around Sony is bringing a gun to a gunfight. A bunch of guns, as it were. Their just-shipping F3 is already being called a “mini ALEXA” by some, and is going for RED’s jugular (don’t let anyone tell you different). Sony also has several more cameras on the way, and they’re setting their sites on the post-HDSLR market. More »

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As the same time as footage from the $16k Sony F3 hit the ‘net, the electronics giant issued a press release about a consumer version of the same camera. The Sony NXCAM will be outfitted with an identically-sized Super 35mm sensor, but will take Sony E-mount lenses (similar to the NEX-VG10) along with “other mounts with third party adapters,” and will record to AVCHD/MPEG-4-AVC/H.264. I wouldn’t expect any uncompressed outputs, as that would defeat the purpose of also selling a $16k version of the same camera; no word on pricing for the NXCAM yet. More »