Finally, Camcorders For The Serious Shutterbug

When interchangeable lenses were introduced for 35mm cameras, they ushered in a golden age of amateur photography. Now, the same concept is coming to video camcorders--sometimes using the very same lenses, in fact. Canon, Hitachi, Matsushita, and Sony have jointly developed a universal video lens (VL) mount for camcorders. With this mount, you'll be able to swap lenses between tomorrow's VHS and 8mm camcorders, and even some 35mm cameras, to get the best lens for a given situation.

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