Sony NEX-VG900E Camcorder: Review

The Sony NEX-VG900E is the new camera with Sony Exmor CMOS sensor Full Frame 35mm interchangeable lens with a resolution of 24.3 MP. The camera is equipped with a high-resolution XGA OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage of the image as well as a microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix with four omnidirectional capsules for recording stereo or 5.1-channel surround.

The Sony NEX-VG900E also allows you to take pictures with a SLR quality with a resolution of 6,000×3,376 pixels. The Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 video at 28 Mbps (AVCHD format) taken from the device are played by Xtra Fine LCD screen can be turned 270° with a resolution of 921,600 pixels.

Sony NEX-VG900E: Design

The Sony NEX-VG900E has a solid design and essential features on the upper side of the microphone capsule quadruple spatial matrix with four omnidirectional capsules for recording stereo or 5.1-channel surround. On the left side there is a beautiful Xtra Fine LCD touch swivel 270° with a resolution of 921,600 pixels. While on the right side is a solid, comfortable leather handle that is safe to use and easy to handle the device whose weight (about 825 grams) is far enough if you think of intensive use.

Sony NEX-VG900E: Features and Capabilities

The Sony NEX-VG900E is a camcorder with interchangeable lenses equipped with a CMOS sensor Exmore Full Frame 35 mm with a resolution of 24.3 MP resolution with RGB primary color filters and generation processor BIONZ. Thanks to the manual control of iris, shutter speed, white balance and gain changes can be made quickly and efficiently even while recording.

The 35 mm full-frame sensor is capable of recording at 25p, 50i, 50p and at standard speed of 24 fps when recording videos at a size you prefer (HD, PS, FX) which can be framed by the magnificent sight XGA OLED high resolution (approximately 2,359,000 points). Even the audio portion was put in the foreground without neglect, thanks to the microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix that lets you record stereo or 5.1-channel surround.

The camera has no optical zoom (which of course will depend on the lens used as part of the stabilization) but has the digital zoom 2.0 actuated through a lever and that will allow you to zoom in a fluid and dynamic.

Sony NEX-VG900E
Sony NEX-VG900E

The device not only allows you to create full HD video at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (AVCHD format) at 28 Mbps with maximum sharpness in every detail, even the smallest. The stunning video quality of the device is also found in the realization of still images without doubt comparable to the SLR shots of a generation, also analyzing the depth of field perfect for the creation of professional shots.

Still images made with the camera have a resolution of 6,000 x 3,376 pixels (16:9 mode) and 6,000 x 4,000 pixels (in 3:2 mode), with a compression JPEG or RAW. Also, thanks to optimize advanced dynamic range, exposure is adjusted as well as the contrast for natural results even in high contrast scenes and in the case of portraits with backlighting.

The filming and still images recorded can be stored in a memory card that can be of different types: Memory Stick PRO, Pro-HG Duo, XC-HG Duo memory cards or in the classic (and much cheaper) SD, SDHC and SDXC. The manufacturer suggests use memory cards Class 4 or higher for recording movies.

Where to buy Sony NEX-VG900E

Sony NEXVG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD(Black)
  • World’s first 24.3MP Exmor full frameHD CMOS Sensor Camcorder
  • Uncompressed Full 1080 HDMI output in 24p/60p/60i
  • Includes LA-EA3 lens adaptor for full frame A-mount lens compatibility
  • High contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF w/ eye sensor
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround (5.1) microphone
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Bionz processor, HDMI output, Full HD, Exmor CMOS Sensor Full Frame; XGA OLED viewfinder, Xtra Fine LCD swivel 270 °; microphone capsule quadruple; stereo and 5.1-channel audio system; Interchangeable Lenses.

CONS : Price; Weight.

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