AN INCIDENT ON BOLTON STREET – MAY HAVE BEEN A ROAD ACCIDENT
Today I was experimenting with an old Sony VG100E camcorder and on my arrival back in Bolton Street I noticed a number of Fire Engines. As I have a policy of not photographing accidents if there are still victims to be seen I avoided getting close enough to determine the exact circumstances.
I used a Sony GM 24-70mm Lens but I forgot that because of the crop factor the lens is effectively a 36-105mm. I also forgot that there is no RAW option which was an annoying decision by Sony.
The Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (model variants NEX-VG10E, NEX-VG10A, NEX-VG10J) was the large sensor interchangeable-lens video camera made and distributed by Sony in 2010-2011. It uses Sony E-mount camera lenses that were first used on the Sony NEX-3 and Sony NEX-5.
It is capable of shooting in 1920×1080 full high definition using a large APS-C sensor. The video is captured in the AVCHD format. When capturing still photos the NEX-VG10 is capable of 14-megapixel stills.
The camera kit came with an 18–200 mm lens that was also be compatible with the NEX Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems. The 16 mm ultra wide and 18–55 mm lens E-mount lenses also work with full auto-focus support. The built-on microphone is made of four directional mics that record in two-way stereo with the ability to capture both front and back sounds. The mic handle also has support for a hot shoe to connect a supported flash gun and a cold shoe to add on extra accessories.
First shipments of the NEX-VG10 commenced in September 2010 and I received my cope later in the year. Its launch price was 1999 US dollars and it came in a kit with a Sony SAL-18200 lens with hood and a free download of Vegas Movie Studio. As far as I can remember I paid Euro 2,000 which was a good deal considering the price of 18-200mm lens which I sold only a year ago.