Hybrid Handycam with interchangeable lens coming your way soon

Two months ago Sony announced a new AVCHD High Definition hybrid Handycam Camcorder with interchangeable lenses. The new camcorder will use the same APS HD CMOS sensor “Exmor” that the NEX3 and NEX5 digital cameras will have, effectively making it a video version of these two cameras. It will take both E-mount lenses developed for the NEX3 and NEX5 and A-mount interchangeable lenses from the existing ? DSLR camera lineup with an optional mount adaptor. It also has stereo microphones and full manual control for video. In addition it takes 14 megapixel still pictures of up to 7 fps.

Compare this picture of an early mock-up with the most recent picture showing what looks like the final design. Sony starts selling the HD Camcorder in October at around US$2000.

Sony Hybrid Camcorder mock-up
Sony Hybrid Camcorder

If you are wondering who this camera is for Crunchgear is asking the same question. Read the comments too, as they are more interesting than the written article.