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Sony NEX-VG30 Handycam Interchangable Lens Camera (Black)

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  • 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS Sensor for cinematic HD video
  • Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
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Product Description

Product Description

Sony® NEX-VG30 Interchangeable Lens Camcorder. For a more in-depth look, check out the Sony® Interchangeable Lens Camcorder comparison chart.

From the Manufacturer

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Introducing the Sony®
NEX-VG30 Interchangeable
Lens Camcorder



Impressive film-like recording with breathtaking quality from its 16.1MP
APS-C sensor. Expand your reach with the smooth digital zoom or powered optical zoom on select lenses. Built in XGA OLED Tru-Finder produces high contrast playback with fine detail. Premium video is supported with premium sound via Quad Capsule Spatial Array Sound microphone.
NEX-5

Accepts α DSLR A- and E-Mount Lenses 16.1MP RAW Still Images at up to 6fps Picture Effects.
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor , you can attach the full selection of α A- and E-mount system lenses, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.
Enjoy incredible DSLR-quality detail and clarity with 16.1MP RAW still images and even catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.
Picture Effects adds a new level of expression to photos and video, making ordinary images and scenes come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes

Technology
16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor
With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.
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.
Comprehensive Manual Control
Aperture priority, shutter speed priority or manual exposure control can all be accessed while shooting video via a control dial or easy-access buttons. With extensive manual control of Iris, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
The NEX-VG30 was built with an all new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming. The easily accessible lever supports 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses.
Accepts α DSLR A- and E-mount lenses
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor with translucent mirror technology and a built-in AF motor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of α A- and E-mount system lenses, which includes all current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.
Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The NEX-VG30 provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.

Product description and full feature list
The NEX-VG30H Interchangeable Lens Camcorder is equipped with the latest technology to bring you
incredible entertainment quality. Explore the full range of features and options below.
 

16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor
With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.

Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
The NEX-VG30 was built with an all new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming. The easily accessible lever supports 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses..

XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ EVF 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. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

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.

Mic/Headphone jacks
Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow for attachment of external microphones (like shotgun microphone ECM-CG50 for pin point sound recording) and headphones to monitor sound.

Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12
Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 allows you to easily add video effects, background music, titles, text, transitions, and much more. Everything you need to create dramatic HD movies like a pro. Share your creations via DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ media, or upload to the web – all from one easy to use program.

16.1MP RAW Still Images at up to 6fps
Enjoy incredible DSLR-quality detail and clarity with 16.1MP RAW still images and even catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.

Accepts α DSLR A- and E-mount lenses5
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor with translucent mirror technology and a built-in AF motor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of α A- and E-mount system lenses, which includes all current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.5 Videographers may also use the LA-EA1 mount adaptor for standard A-mount lens compatibility.

Comprehensive Manual Control
Aperture priority, shutter speed priority or manual exposure control can all be accessed while shooting video via a control dial or easy-access buttons. With extensive manual control of Iris, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.


CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.

Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Active Mode3
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3 built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.

Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The NEX-VG30 provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.

Multi-Interface Shoe
Unlike conventional camcorders, the NEX-VG30 also features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam® accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting. Attach an optional XLR adapter to the Multi-Interface shoe to elevate audio quality.

Picture Effects
Picture Effects adds a new level of expression to photos and video, making ordinary images and scenes come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. (Movie and Still: Posterization,Pop Photo, Partial Color, High contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera)(Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature)

25-point Auto Focus
Twenty five AF points cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.7

AF/MF switch for creative control
Whether you’re shooting video or still images the attached lens will auto focus quietly and quickly, however if you want to utilize MF, this simple switch will put you in the driver’s seat.

Anti-Dust Technology
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor, especially when you're changing lenses in-between video

Removable Flash Media slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (all sold separately).






© 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, PlayMemories Home, Smile Shutter, Stamina, Theatre Sync, Sweep Panorama, and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

 


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 6.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0097G4TZU
  • Item model number: NEX-VG30
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,330 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 11, 2012

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Pair your VG30 with 16-50mm f2.8 Sony lens (with E Mount adapter ring) and you have an excellent low light video camera. My videographer swears that the low light capability of VG30 competes with camera in 4-5K price range. I saw the results myself and I must say that video is sharp and bright. We purchased our camera without the kit lens since its f3.5-5.6 range (in Wedding video business a lens that is f5.6 is considered as a paper weight). Another lens that we are planning on pairing this camera with in near future is the 35mm f1.8 e-Mount and the 85mm f1.8.

I am a sucker for prime lens and to me as a photographer, I want my video guy to get shots that are in par with photos that comes out from a prime lens.
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By R. Harper on December 8, 2012
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Was everything I expected it to be. Still in the process of understanding all it can do. The pictures are crisp and it's quite fast. The view screen on the camera could fool one into thinking the picture is not so great, but when you check the picture after you see that it is actually very crisp. They could have had a much clearer viewer screen so that people are more sure about the picture quality but I imagine over some time one will get used to the screen quality.
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This awesome camcorder is basically an NEX-6 shaped for video. The same sensor as the NEX-6 coupled with the right lenses provides excellent Bokeh. It's great for anyone who has invested in the E-mount lens series or who wants to get an adaptor and use Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc glass. I have paired it with Sony's 18-105 G lens and couldn't be happier with this camcorder. The sound is much better than any NEX camera and exposure zebra stripes make it hard to go back to using anything else.
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Really great camera, after filming with DSLRs, it's so nice not to have to worry about overheating or short battery life. Two weird things- the camera drops about a second of audio when it hits the 2 gig file size limit, so if you film events, you'll need to record audio separately.

Also, it has a different interface from the NEX still cameras, and lacks the ability to adjust sharpness, saturation, and contrast.

Still, the pros out way the cons.
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Not much to say about this other than it's great. If you are just starting with video, then the vg30 is a great place to start. If you are a pro, you may be disappointed at the lack of control over things like saturation, but it does what it needs to do at it's price point. If you are looking for more control and still relatively cheap, you can look up the sony ea50. But for new or mud level users, this is a great camera to use to start learning how to shoot, and with the e-mount lens, offers room to grow as you get better. Pro event video user might find this camera useful as well as back up cameras as well, so really it's just a great, relatively light camera. Also one last thing, these do not over heat with extended use.
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