I just knew it! The game has changed . . . again.
2010: The Year of the V-DSLR in Camcorder Form-Factor
A. Panasonic micro-4/3rds AG-AF100 (announced 11 April 2010; projected launch date: end of Q4 2010).
B. Sony APS-C NEX-VG10 (announced 14 July 2010; projected launch date: Q3 2010).
A couple of quick questions:
1. Are both the A- and E-mounts mechanically identical?
2. Are Nikon F-mount lenses adaptable to A-/E-mount bodies?
3. What is the crop factor using Nikon FX lenses?
I found two "Nikon AI" to Sony/Maxxum/Konica adapters online. Does this mean that modern, non-AI lenses aren't adaptable? I would only need mechanical/optical compatibility, from Nikkor to Sony. Also, I thought the crop factor was 2.0x? Is it actually only 1.5x?
PC World magazine reports that, "The Sony NEX-VG10 shoots 1920-by-1080 AVCHD video at 60 interlaced fields per second (you're fixed at that 60i frame rate) and maxes out at a 24mbps bit rate for video capture." However, I would assume that the camera records "24p over 60i" to retain a film-like, 24p frame-rate. And, a datarate of 24mbps, while not huge, is probably "adequate," especially if equipped with a modern, efficient, AVCHD CODEC, which the Sony is. Would also be interesting to know if the new camera also accommodates a 2:3:3:2 pull-down cadence as well.
Could a similar "concept" camera be coming from Nikon but with internet connectivity?
Jeez, I sure as heck hope so! Nikon . . . game on!