Sony NEX-VG30: Review

The Sony NEX-VG30 is one of the latest Full HD camcorders from Sony semi-pro interchangeable lens. Among the main features of this technological jewel find a Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 x15.6 mm) type APS-C 16.1 MP through which you can shoot stunning movies to 25, or 50p with the classic speed of 24 fps.

The camera features, as well as a wonderful array of video recording, also a superlative recording apparatus that will allow us to record audio with stereo or 5.1-channel surround, all this thanks to the precision of the microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix.

The recording sound level can be controlled easily through the audio level control and an XLR adapter but unfortunately is optional. The Sony NEX-VG30 is also equipped with a touch screen 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD with a resolution of 921600 pixels and a higher resolution OLED viewfinder Full HD 1.3 cm Xtra Fine with a number of pixels equal to 2359k.

Sony NEX-VG30: Design

The Sony NEX-VG30 is a semi-professional camcorder equipped with a rather classic design and alo the same time strong and durable, at least in appearance. The highlight of the camera, in addition to the obvious features of high level, is the ability to change lenses to suit your application requirements.

The camera comes with an LCD display 3-inch Xtra Fine touch with a resolution of 921,600 pixels. In the design of the camera stands out the portentous microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix on the top side of the camera.

Sony NEX-VG30: Features and Capabilities

The new Sony NEX-VG30 is able to perform with professional quality video Pretty and the large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm) APS-C type with RGB primary color filters and a resolution of 16 , 1 MP; shooting the camera will not be good only from the video but also audio, thanks to Dolby Digital 5.1 channel with built-in microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix.

The device is capable of Full HD video with cinematic quality to 25, or 50p in the classic 24 fps with an objective choice of having an E-mount sold separately (including the price of the camera is the only camera body and not of objectives).

With the powerful BIONZ processor videos and photographs taken will be of excellent quality thanks to a rapid recovery and reactive made possible the graphics processor of the latest generation. The device allows, in addition to video recording, also make stunning photographs with a 16:9 maximum resolution of 4912×2760 pixels (14M) or in 3:2 mode to 4,912×3,264 (16M).

Sony NEX-VG30
Sony NEX-VG30


The camera is equipped with an Xtra Fine LCD touch screen with a resolution of 921×600 pixels OLED viewfinder and a 1.3-cm / 0.5 “Xtra fine with a number of pixels, which is equal to 2359k. Being a high-level camcorder Sony NEX-VG30 is equipped with various features such as find the manual white balance, focus, shutter speed 1/3 – 1/10,000 (movie) and 30s – 1/4000 ( still image), and also the camcorder has a knob with the customizable feature, direct access keys and second REC button for low-angle shots.

With advanced dynamic range optimizer adjusts exposure and contrast for natural also resulted in high contrast scenes and backlit portraits for running. Sharing your videos and photos taken can be performed in a simple and practical thanks to the High Speed ​​USB port or through the built-in HDMI port.


The Sony NEX-VG30 is a wonderful camera (semi-) professional with the highest level of features and a high quality video and audio. The price quite high, is fully justified by the features of the camera starting with the perfect viewfinder 1.3 cm Xtra Fine OLED touch display and 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD.

Besides the ability to change lenses the camera, one of the best features of your camcorder is definitely a fantastic quadruple microphone capsule with spatial matrix. The audio side of the camera is definitely not overshadowed, indeed is part of the main aspects and principles of this device.

Where to Buy Sony NEX-VG30

Sony NEX-VG30H Handycam
  • 16.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS Sensor for cinematic HD video
  • Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
  • Sony E-mount 18-200mm OIS image-stabilized zoom lens included
Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : HDMI output; Interchangeable Lens, Audio system Dolby Digital 5.1 channel; Exmor ™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm) APS-C type with RGB primary color filters; touch display with 921x600 pixels Xtra Fine; Video Full HD 24/25/50p; microphone capsule with quadruple spatial matrix; OLED Viewfinder 1.3 cm / 0.5; quality pictures with Reflex.

CONS : Price.

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