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Sony NEX-VG30 Handycam Digital Video Camera Body {16.1 M/P}

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Sony NEX-VG30 Handycam Digital Video Camera Body {16.1 M/P} Description


Sony NEX-VG30 combines still photography and video in a single device. The VG30 has interchangeable lens capabilities and a large sensor capable of capturing 16.1MP images. The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze. Videos are captured at 60p at 24Mbps with stunning clarity and detail, ideal for Blu-ray Disc. Full manual control enables you to adapt to almost any lighting situations to achieve the best photo. Its full manual operation features Sony's Bionz processor for reduced grain in low-light shooting situations and 16 megapixel still images, or near DSLR-quality photos. Its Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules - which are perfectly angled at 45° to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation. 

Bring your cinematic vision to life.

Whatever your genre, whatever your shooting style, take your moviemaking to the next level with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder and lens. Record richly-detailed, film-like footage with breathtaking quality thanks to its 16.1MP APS-C size sensor. Capture incredible audio via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone to fully realize your masterpiece. The included 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens brings your subjects closer with smooth and silent zooming.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 16.1MP
  • Sensor Size/Type: 23.4x15.6mm Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Resolution:  4912 x 3264
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200-12800
  • File Formats:  Dolby / JPEG / JPEG+RAW / RAW
  • Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Shutter Speeds: Auto: 1/48-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/60-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still) Manual: 1/3-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/4-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still)
    • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 6fps
  • Microphone:  Yes
  • Minimum Illunination: 9 lux (1/60 shutter speed f/3.5)
  • Exposure Modes: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel); Manual(Dial)
  • White Balance:  Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
  • Self Timer: Approx.10 sec delay
  • Video: Yes, NTSC
  • Frame Rate (AV recording):  60p
  • Viewfinder: Tru-Finder OLED
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Display Screen: 3.0" Xtra Fine Swivel LCD
  • Memory Card Type: Memory Stick Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC 
  • Battery: Rechargeable NP-FV70/FV100 Lithium Battery
  • Dimensions: Approx. 91 x 130 x 223mm
  • Weight: Approx. 3lb 5oz
  • Manufacturer's Model #: NEX-VG30



Viewfinder Type Electronic

Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


Image Formats JPEG, RAW


Recording Media Memory Card
Video Rec Formats Full HD


Audio Channels Multi-channel
Sound System Dolby Digital


Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/10000 Second
Minimum Illumination 9 lux
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Manual
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Onepush
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • WB Temp

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Sony E Mount

Battery Information

Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes


Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Maximum Video Lines 1080
Interlaced Scan Yes
Progressive Scan Yes
Video System NTSC




Image Stabilization Optical
Digital Zoom 2x
Focus Modes Auto, Manual

Display & Graphics

Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Display Screen Type LCD
Number of Image Sensors Yes
Image Sensor Type Exmor APS HD CMOS
Total Camcorder Resolution 16.7 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Resolution 921000 Pixel

General information

Brand Name Sony
Product Model NEX-VG30
Product Line Handycam
Manufacturer Part Number NEX-VG30
Manufacture GTIN 00027242860629


Features Face Detection, Self-timer
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