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Sony NEX-VG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Handycam Camcorder - Bundle - with Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Telephoto Zoom Lens


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About Sony NEX-VG900

The Sony NEX-VG900 interchangeable lens Handycam camcorder features a 24.3MP full-frame 35mm sensor for high-quality HD video with a truly professional look. This nimble, compact camera boasts a remarkably shallow depth of field for impressive defocusing, gifting your movies with a gorgeous film-like quality. Shoot video in Full HD 24p, 60p or 60i, and take advantage of superb low-light performance, smooth and lifelike tonal gradation, impeccable detail and full manual control of iris, grain and shutter. Compatible with E-mount lenses; compatible with A-mount lenses via the included adapter.

Your filmmaking aspirations just got a serious shot in the arm. Behold the NEXVG900, a 35mm full-frame sensor in an agile and compact camera, destined to become your go-to tool for fulfilling your creative vision. It's a true breakthrough with a remarkably shallow depth of field for distinctive defocusing your videos take on a film-like quality that you have to see to believe. Smooth and lifelike tonal gradation. Phenomenal detail in low light. It's all there, with complete manual control and versatility for a vast array of lenses.

The difference is almost instantly recognizable: Full-frame sensors deliv er a truly professional look. With an advanced, 24.3MP full-frame 35mm Exmor HD CMOS sensor helping you capture your unique perspective, everything looks better. With a wider view, staggering low-light sensitivity and robust defocusing capabilities thanks to an ultra-shallow depth of field, you can tell your story in dramatic fashion.

It's all about quality. Laser-sharp precision and detail is apparent in everything you shoot even in dimly-lit environments. This massive leap forward delivers astounding high quality video in Full HD in 24p, 60p and 60i frame-rates plus uncompressed video via the HDMI out. In other words, however you want it, this VG camcorder delivers with impeccable clarity and buttery-smooth motion.

When it comes to lenses, the more options the better. In addition to E-mount lens compatibility, the LA-EA3 adapter is included in the box for greater creative freedom. With the LA-EA3 you can use A-mount lenses and take full advantage of wide-angle shooting at the lens's designed focal length with no cropping. Put simply, there's an entire landscape of lenses at your disposal that's sure to fit your needs.

Frame your subject with stellar accuracy with the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder that conveniently turns on as you position your eye against it. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

Sound is just as important as image quality. That's where the integrated Quad Capsule Spatial Array 5.1ch surround microphone comes in. Now you ca n record with forward and rearward directivity as well as 5.1-channel surround sound with impressively low noise and high clarity. A new Multi Interface Shoe allows attachment of an optional XLR adapter kit for even more sound-capture versatility.

Control it all with convenience, speed and most all, accuracy. while shooting video via a control dial or easy-access buttons. With full manual control of Iris, gain and shutter you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot. Now you can adjust the levels on the fly to create the ideal footage for your masterpiece.

Sony NEX-VG900 Features

  • World's first 24.3 MP Exmor full size HD CMOS Sensor: A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100-32000, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise.
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ eye sensor: There's never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum.
  • Uncompressed HDMI Output: Easily record Full 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files to external recording devices via an HDMI connection in 24p, 60p and 60i frame-rates.
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone: High quality video requires high quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
  • Full Frame Sensor Advantage: The NEX-VG900 includes the LA-EA3 adaptor to mount any A-mount lens with the full-frame sensor advantage. Capture the full angle of view as well as allowing manual focus to be used for cinematic follow focus effects.
  • APS-C mode auto switching: When using an E-mount or A-mount DT lens, the NEX-VG900 automatically switches to APS-C mode, which optimizes the image of the lens.
  • Comprehensive Manual Control: Take full control over Iris, Gain and Shutter via easily accessible buttons on the side of your camera. With full manual control you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.

Sony NEX-VG900 Specifications

Media Format
Quick Format (Initialize): Memory Card
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor: 35mm Full-Frame Exmor HD CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
Processor: BIONZ Image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Filter
Pixel Gross: Approx. 24.7 MP
APS-C compatible mode: Yes (Auto/On/Off)
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Filter
Color Filter System: RGB Primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 24.0 MP (3:2 Still) / Approx. 20.3 (16.9 movie)
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)
Drive System
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/48-1/10000 (movie_24p) ,1/60-1/10000(movie_other)/ 30s-1/8000 (Still); Manual: 1/4-1/10000 (movie) , 30s-1/8000 (Still)
Continuous Shooting Speed: 6fps
Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Picture Effects
Movie and Still: Posterization, Pop color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrast, Monochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only: Soft Focus, Miniature
Noise Reduction: Yes
Gain Control: Auto/manual (0dB-30dB)
WB Shift: Yes (G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
Color Temperature: Yes
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial)
ISO: Still Mode Only - Auto,Manual (100 to 25600)
Manual Exposure Assist : Zebra Pattern Display
Metering: Still Mode Only: 99 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Metering Modes: Still Mode Only: Multi-segment, touch spot
Metering Sensitivity: Still Mode Only: EV-2 - 17EV ( at ISO100 conversion with F1.4 lens)
Minimum Illumination
8 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed F3.5)
White Balance Mode
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
Focus Control
Focus System: Contrast AF
Focal plane phase detection AF: Yes (Contrast AF Assist at Still & 24p movie Stand-by mode with several A-mount lens)
Focus Area: Multi Point AF(25 points)
Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Focus Points: 25 points
Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
SD Output
Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable(supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
USB Ports
mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
A/V Remote Terminal
Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote
Accessory Shoe
Multi interface Shoe
Yes (DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
Direct Copy
HD Output
HDMI (mini)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot
Single slot accepts: - Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
PhotoTV HD
Remote Terminal
Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Color Temp. Adjust: Yes
Diopter Adjustment: Yes
Field of View: 1
Type: Swivel EVF 1.3cm (0.5 type) 2359k dots
Still Image Mode
Still Image Size 3:2
L (24.0M): 6000 x 4000
M (10.3M): 3936 x 2624
S (4.6M): 2640 x 1760
Video Mode
HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps
FX: Approx. 24Mbps
FH: Approx. 17Mbps
HQ: Approx. 9Mbps
LP: Approx. 5Mbps
STD HQ: 9Mbps
Audio Format
Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Built-in Microphone/Monoral Speaker
Mic Level Control
Yes (31steps)
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
Photo Capture from Movie
2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480), 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Recording and Playback Times
HD:60p/24p, Progressive recording
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
24.0 megapixels
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
L (24.0M): 6000 x 4000
M (10.3M): 3936 x 2624
S (4.6M): 2640 x 1760
Video Signal
HD: HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD:NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Noise Reduction
Yes (Off/On)
Wind Position
Yes (Auto)
Advanced Features
Assignable Dial: Yes (Exposure/Gain(ISO)/Iris/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/WB Temp./WB B-A/WB G-M Set)
Tracking Focus: Yes
Audio Level Display: Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
x.v.Color: Yes
Face Detection: Yes (Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
View & Index: Event
Convenience Features
Quick On: Yes
Self Timer: Approx. 10sec.(Still Image)
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(On/Off)
Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
View & Index: Event
One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel , S/S Only)
Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
Digital Zoom: Yes (x2.0)
Supplied Software: Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 included via download to PC4
LCD Display
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle - max.90 deg., Turning Angle - max.270 deg
Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
Coverage: 1
Grid Display: Yes (On/off)
Histogram: Yes
LCD Type: 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD 270 degree swivel display
Live View: Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Compensation, WB
Touch Panel: Yes
Zoom Control
Digital Zoom: Yes(×2.0)
Power Zoom Control: Yes
Zoom Lever: Yes
Zoom Speed: Variable/Fix max 32 Steps
Face Detection
Auto Control: Yes
Face Touch: Yes
Digital Picture Effects
Movie and Still: Posterization, Pop color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrast Monochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only: Soft Focus, Miniature
Manual/Auto Lens Cover
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display
English, Simplified English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series) NP-FV70/FV100
Charge on Camcorder Time
Approx. 3h 15 min with supplied battery
Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:4.7W; STD:4.5W
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:5.2W; STD:5.0W
Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adapter)
Dimensions WxHxD
4.3 x 5.1 x 8.9" (109 x 130 x 226mm) with supplied NP-FV70 battery
1.8 lbs (825g) with supplied NP-FV70 battery
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