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
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