Sony just announced the SNC-VB770, a full-frame, E-mount camera with specs that may make photographers and videographers drool. Except it’s a surveillance camera.
The camera captures “clear color video at 30fps, even when the subject is almost invisible to the naked eye,” Sony says.
On the front of the SNC-VB770 is an E-mount, which you can use to mount everything from an ordinary Sony E lens to the high-end Zeiss and new G lenses. In the product photo above, Sony shows a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens mounted — it’s a lens that costs $1,600.
The smartphone can be controlled over Wi-Fi using a smartphone, and the 4K video feed can be cropped and arranged as 4 separate VGA (640 x 480) video images.
If you’re hoping to buy one of these cameras as a cheaper alternative to the Sony Alpha a7S II, you’re out of luck: the SNC-VB770 costs about $7,500 for the body only, and you’ll probably have a hard time finding one to buy as an ordinary consumer.