Sony's VG20 Large-Sensor Camcorder Not Looking So Good
I suppose it makes sense that with the $5,000 FS100 out there, Sony would not want to make the newly-announced $1,600 VG20 a direct competitor. At the same time, you'd think they would want the picture quality of the VG20 to be significantly better than the $600 NEX-5N hybrid camera. But here's some video evidence from EOSHD's Andrew Reid that shows otherwise:
Those are some pretty hideous moire and aliasing artifacts. Andrew doesn't mince words in his post, stating the following:
The VG20 is an absolute piece of crap. This is a camera that is meant to sit below the FS100 and is a good $1700 more expensive than the NEX-5N and yet it has a plethora of disadvantages compared to the diminutive mirrorless camera. It brings so little to the party for that extra $1700 namely a top handle and better audio. But in adding those, it also brings massive operational and build quality frustrations to the hapless operator.
See the full review at EOSHD for more.