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Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder

Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder
- 24.3MP Full Frame 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor
- Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
- Uncompressed 1080 HDMI Output
- 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia
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Description

Details

  • 24.3MP Full Frame 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • E-Mount Lens Compatible
  • A-Mount Lens Compatible via Adapter
  • Tru-Finder OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
  • Picture Effect Modes
  • Cinematone Gamma / Color
  • Seesaw Lever Smooth Zoom
  • Uncompressed 1080 HDMI Output
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia

The Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder offers a 24.3MP Full Frame 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor to fully employ your artistic potential using interchangeable lenses. Its resolution is 40 times larger than its equivalent in standard video cams and more than two times of the APS-C sensor in other interchangeable lens cameras. This camcorder is both E-Mount Lens Compatible and A-Mount Lens Compatible via Adapter. The Tru-Finder OLED Electronic Viewfinder frames your subject more accurately and reduces motion blur. The integrated Quad Capsule Spatial Array microphone can record with front and back directions as well as 5.1-channel surround sound with impressively low noise and high clarity. Some other features include Picture Effect Modes, Cinematone Gamma / Color, Seesaw Lever Smooth Zoom, and an Uncompressed 1080 HDMI Output


Product Features in Detail

24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor with progressive recordings
The NEX-VG900E has a large CMOS image sensor that is the same area as a full 35mm film frame. This enables you to create clear, low-noise images with a narrower depth-of-field, providing excellent selective focus control. The camcorder allows you to shoot in high-resolution AVCHD version 2.0 standard 50p mode, or in 24p mode with Cinema Tone Gamma™/Cinema Tone Color™ for a film-like look that offers broad expressive potential. There is also a range of new picture effects that can be used to “personalise” your creations without the need for further editing.

XLR-K1M XLR audio input adaptor with ECM-XM1 microphone for even further sound recording versatility and enhanced audio quality
The XLR-K1M XLR audio input adaptor kit is supplied with the NEX-VG900/PRO package. It features the XLR-K1M adaptor and ECM-XM1 bidirectional monaural microphone. The microphone and adaptor attach to the camcorder via its Multi Interface Shoe.

Outstanding imagery with full-frame A-mount interchangeable lenses
The NEX-VG900 makes it possible to take advantage of an extensive range of lenses for broad expressive capability in a wide range of video shooting situations. It directly mounts high-quality E-mount lenses, and with the supplied LA-EA3 adaptor can also mount full-frame lenses from the thorough Sony A-mount lens line-up, delivering their full angle of view as well as allowing manual focus to be used for cinematic follow focus effects.

XGA OLED electronic viewfinder (Tru-Finder)
High-contrast monitoring with natural colour rendition, and a zoom seesaw lever for both variable and constant speed electronic zooming that is comfortable and easy to use while shooting.

Zoom seesaw lever supports 2x electronic zoom
The NEX-VG900 features a zoom seesaw lever that is easily accessible while holding the camcorder in the normal way. With optional lenses that feature built-in zoom drive* the lever controls optical zoom, and with non-zoom lenses it controls electronic zoom (up to 2x, speed variable in 32 steps). This allows slow, smooth zooming that is almost impossible to achieve when zooming manually, for added creative control and pro-quality imagery.
* E-mount lenses for APS-C sensors.

Operation and design optimised for video shooting
The NEX-VG900 grip is designed to fall easily into the palm of the hand when the camera is held in shooting position. The grip strap is large for comfort, and has been carefully designed to offer the greatest possible stability. Low-angle shots can be handled comfortably by gripping the NEX-VG900 from above and rotating the LCD monitor to a position at which it can be easily viewed. The second start/stop and focus magnification buttons are easily accessible from this position as well. When shooting in bright outdoor conditions simply moving your eye to the eye sensor equipped viewfinder automatically switches from monitor to viewfinder for easier viewing. A control dial on the side of the unit enables adjustment of manual settings while the LCD monitor is in the closed position.

Comprehensive manual controls
Aperture priority, shutter speed priority, or manual exposure control can be easily controlled via direct keys that have been carefully designed and positioned for optimum accessibility. Zebra pattern display is provided for extra adjustment accuracy. In situations where AF doesn’t lock onto the desired subject, the user can switch to manual mode and accurately make the necessary focus adjustment while using the peaking function and one-touch focus magnification button provided on the top of the grip.

Large, high-resolution touch-panel monitor
The LCD monitor is a large “Xtra Fine” 3.0 type with 920,000 dot resolution, wide 16:9 aspect ratio, and LED backlighting. Fine subject details and tonal gradations are faithfully reproduced, making it easy to focus with accuracy while viewing the LCD monitor. The NEX-VG900 monitor additionally functions as a touch-panel for efficient, intuitive operation.

Headphone jack
Accurate sound monitoring capability is important to ensure that top-quality sound is being recorded to match the visual imagery. The NEX-VG900 features a headphone jack that allows direct headphone monitoring of the sound being recorded.

Extended recording times
The supplied NP-FV70 will allow operation for more than two hours*, or the optional NP-FV100 battery can be used for more than five hours* operation.
*Times may vary according to the lens used.

Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone for high-quality stereo / 5.1 surround sound
The NEX-VG900 features a unique Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone that is comprised of four independent microphone capsules in a special configuration. A level meter on the LCD panel allows accurate visual level monitoring so that appropriate adjustments can be made as required. Played back on a high-quality home theatre system, the combination of beautiful imagery and stunning sound adds up to a memorable viewing experience.

Optional lighting options
The Multi Interface Shoe makes it possible to use an add-on flash for bounce lighting, high-speed sync, and other professional lighting techniques, thus answering the needs of many users who want to shoot top-quality video while being able to achieve the same exquisite image quality in still capture as well.

APS-C mode allows shooting with E-mount and A-mount DT lenses
Switching to the APS-C mode allows the full-frame NEX-VG900 sensor to function as an APS-C size sensor. When the auto APS-C mode is selected, the NEX-VG900 automatically switches to APS-C mode when an E-mount or A-mount DT lens is mounted.

DSLR-class still images with RAW capture capability
The NEX-VG900 employs a 24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor that can capture DSLR-class still images as well as videos. Up to three images can be shot per second with high-level still camera quality. RAW format is supported so the user has full access to the widest possible range of post-processing options to bring his or her creative vision to realisation.

LA-EA3 adaptor for full-frame A-mount lenses supplied
The NEX-VG900/PRO comes supplied with an LA-EA3 adaptor that allows mounting of full-frame A-mount lenses, allowing wide angle shooting at the lens’s designed focal length (i.e. no “equivalent” focal length due to a smaller sensor), and delicate use of defocusing that is only possible with a full-frame system.

Memory card slot accepts two types of memory cards
In addition to Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo type memory cards, the NEX-VG900 supports a number of SD card types so that users can select memory cards that best match the computer and peripherals they use as well as their workflow, for maximum convenience and versatility.


Included in the Box

     Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder
     Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
     AC Adaptor
     Power Cord
     Component A/V Cable
     A/V Connecting Cable
     USB Cable
     Body Cap
     A-Mount Adaptor (LA-EA3)
     Wind Screen
     Large Eye Cup
     Remote Commander (RMT-835)
     CD-ROM (Handycam Application Software)
     Operating Guide
     12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia


Warranty Information

     The Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder comes with 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorized Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.

Specification
Camera Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Lens Compatibility Sony E-Mount lens
Lens Mount Type E-Mount
Colors Colors (B)Black
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor 35mm Full-Frame Exmor HD CMOS sensor(35.8 x 23.9mm)
Processor BIONS image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Filter
Pixel Gross Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 24.3 megapixels(3:2 Still)/Approx. 20.3 megapixels(16.9 movie)
Color Filter System RGB Primary color filters
APS-C compatible mode Yes(Auto/On/Off)
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.0 x(Full Frame)/1.5 x(APS-C)
Recording Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image File Format DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Mode JPEG/JPEG+RAW/RAW
Still Image Max Effective 24.0 megapixels
Still Image Size(Photo Mode) 24.0 megapixels 3:2 Full size (6000 x 4000)
20.3 megapixels 16:9 Full size(6000 x 3376)
10.3 megapixels 3:2 Full size (3936 x 2624)
8.7 megapixels 16:9 Full size (3936 x 2216)
4.6 megapixels 3:2 Full size (2640 x 1760)
3.9 megapixels 16:9 Full size (2640 x 1488)
10.3 megapixels 3:2 APS-C size (3936 x 2624)
8.7 megapixels 16:9 APS-C size (3936 x 2216)
4.6 megapixels 3:2 APS-C size (2640 x 1760)
3.9 megapixels 16:9 APS-C size (2640 x 1488)
2.0 megapixels 3:2 APS-C size (1728 x 1152)
1.7 megapixels 16:9 APS-C size (1728 x 976)
Video Format HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD™ ver.2.0 format compatible
STD:MPEG2-PS
Video Mode(Resolution) HD:1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p, 50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i (HQ,LP)
STD:720x576/50i
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) *1 *2 HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
STD HQ:9Mbps
Video Signal HD:HDTV 1080/50p, 25p, 24p, 50i
STD:PAL color, CCIR standards(NTSC color, EIA standards at 24p)
Progressive Mode HD:50p/25p/24p, Progressive recording
Audio Format Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator
Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Microphone
Monoral Speaker
Wind Position Yes(Auto)
Wind Noise Reduction Yes(Off/On)
Mic Level Control Yes(31steps)
Play List Edit -
Viewfinder Type Swivel EVF 1.3cm(0.5 type) 2359kdots
Diopter Adjustment Yes
Field of View 100%
Color Temp. Adjust Yes
LCD Display LCD Type 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD™ 270 degree swivel display
Touch Panel Yes
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control *3 Yes(Menu)
Coverage 100%
Live View Yes
Real time image-adjustment display Exposure Compensation, WB
Histogram Yes
Grid Display Yes(Off/On)
Focus Control Focus System Contrast AF
Focus Points 25 points
AF Modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focal plane phase detection AF Yes(Contrast AF Assist at Still & 24p,25p movie Stand-by mode with several A-mount lens)
Direct Manual Focus Yes
Focus Area Multi Point AF(25 points)
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display
Focus Features Tracking Focus
Exposure System Metering Modes Multi-segment, touch spot
Metering 99 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV- 2 -17EV ( at ISO100 conversion with F1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings Auto
Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)
Yes
ISO Still Mode Only: Auto(100 to 6400),Manual(100 to 25600)
Backlight Compensation Yes(Auto)
Noise Reduction Yes
Creative Style -
White Balance Mode Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
WB Shift Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
Color temperture -
Minimum Illumination 8 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed F3.5)
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Zoom Control Digital Zoom Yes(x2.0)
Power Zoom Control Yes
Zoom Lever Yes
Zoom Speed Variable/Fix max32Steps
Drive System Drive Mode Photo Mode:Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Continuous Shooting Speed 3fps
Self-timer Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Shutter Speed Auto Control Range 1/48-1/10000 (movie_24p),1/50-1/10000 (movie_other) , 30s-1/8000 (Still)
Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter) 1/3-1/10000 (movie) , 30s-1/8000 (Still)
Convenience Features Enlarged Still Image Playback Yes
Built-in USB Cable -
Quick On Yes
Manual/Auto Lens Cover Manual
S/S & Zoom button on LCD Yes(Touch Panel , S/S Only)
Red Eye Reduction Yes(On/Off)
Digital Picture Effects/Picture Effects -/(Movie and Still:Posterization,Pop color,Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrastMonochrome, Toy Camera)(Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature)
Date/Time Stamp Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect Yes/Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
On Screen Main Indicators Zoom Position, Flash Status, Recording/Playback/Editing Media, Recording Status, Recording Mode, Recording Image Quality(HD/STD), Photo Size, AE Parameters, Histgram
Multiple Language Display English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Portugese, Greek, Thai, Czech, Hungarian
Menu Customization -
Power Save Mode Auto Shut-off(5minutes)
Still Image Playback Options Slide Show
Remote Control Yes
Self Recording Yes
One Touch Disc Burn Yes(Menu)
Color Slow Shutter -
Easy Handycam/Help Function -/-
Advanced Features Audio Level Display Yes
Anti Motion Blur -
Auto High Dynamic Range -
Pre-installed "PMB Portable" -
Cinematone Yes
S-Master -
Assignable Dial Yes(Exposure/AE Shift/WB Temp./WB B-A/WB G-M Set)
Embedded GPS -
Face Detection Yes
Priority Setting( for Face Detetection) Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
Smile Shutter *4 -
Golf Shot -
Smooth Slow Rec -
Intelligent Auto -
View&Index Event
NightShot® infrared System -
x.v.Color™ -
Shockproof -
Flash Flash Type Multi interface Shoe
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
Flash Compensation Yes(+/-2EV , 1/3EV Step)
Interface Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
STD Output Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied)), Component Video Out(Component A/V cable(supplied)), S Video Out(A/V connectiong cable with S Video(sold separately))
HD Output HDMI Out(mini)(sold separately), Component Video Out(Component A/V cable(supplied))
3D HD Output -
USB Port(s) mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)(Read only)
BRAVIA® Sync™ -
PhotoTV HD Yes
DVDirect Yes(DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
Headphone Jack Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
Docking Station -
PictBridge Compatible -
DC IN Yes
Remote Termnal integrated into A/V Remote terminal
HDMI Terminal Yes(mini)
A/V Remote Termnal Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote
Weights and Measurements Dimensions(Approx.)(WxHxD including supplied battery) *5 105mm x 130mm x 223mm
4 1/4in x 5 1/8in x 8 7/8in
105mm x 130mm x 227mm (with mount adaptor LA-EA3)
4 1/4in x 5 1/8in x 8 7/8in (with mount adaptor LA-EA3)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 825g
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 1lb 13oz
Weight(Approx.) (Total) *6 1030g(NP-FV70(supplied battery))
2lb 4oz(NP-FV70(supplied battery))
1130g(NP-FV100)
2lb 7oz(NP-FV100)
Power Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series) NP-FV70/FV100
Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery) *7 Yes(Approx. 3h 15min)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) *8 HD:5.2W
STD:5.0W
Power Consumption (in LCD Operation) *8 HD:4.7W
STD:4.5W
Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Camera(details) Auto Non Flicker Yes
Gain Control Auto/manual(0dB-30dB)
Face Detection  Exposure,Color,Focus
Auto Control  
Face Detection  Yes
Face Touch  
Smile Shutter -
Smile Sensitivity  
Convenience Features(details) TV Connect Guide -
Image Management File Repair Yes
Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
Date&Time, Area Setting  Yes
Date&Time, Summer Time, Area Set  
Date&Time, Area Setting  -
Auto Date&Time, Area Adjustment by GPS  
Media Format  Memory Card
Quick Format(Initialize)  
Others(details) Conversion Lens Mode(w/ Optional Lens) -
5.1ch Center Mic Ready(w/ Optional microphone) -
Demonstration Mode -
Pre-Installed High Definition Demo Movie -
*1 Bit Rate is described by system rate(including movie, sounds and others).
*2 PS mode(28Mbps) and FX mode(24Mbp) are peak bit rate.
*3 Backlight brightness will automatically be set "Bright" when connected to AC adaptor.
*4 Not available in the recording mode PS(60p/50p), FX(24p/25p/60i/50i) and FH(24p/25p)
*5 inculding the projecting parts
*6 including a battery pack and a media(if a lens hood is supplied, including it too.).
*7 When using the AC adapater
*8 Recording mode and media are default settings.
*9 The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity
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