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Sony Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder - NEX-VG30

Abt Model: NEXVG30 | UPC Code: 027242860629
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Variable Zoom Speed Control/ High Contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF Wit Eye Sensor/ Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround (5.1) Microphone/ Mic/Headphone Jacks With Audio Level Control And XLR Adapter Compatibility/ Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 12/ High Resolution 16.1MP RAW & JPEG Still Image Capture @ 6fps/ Utilizes Sony E-mount And A-Mount Lenses/ Comprehensive Manual Control/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ Multi-Interface Shoe For Versatile Attachment Of Accessories/ HDMI output/ AF/MF switch For Creative Control/ Remote Control/ Advanced Anti-Dust Technology/ Media Card Slot For Memory Stick Duo And SD Media/ Black Finish
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Sony Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder, Model NEXVG30

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.

Features:

  • 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 124
    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.4
  • 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 a 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 a 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
    Take full control over Iris, Gain and Shutter via easily accessible buttons on the side of your camera. With full manual control 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 sessions.
  • 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).

Specifications:

Convenience Features

  • Quick Format (Initialize): Memory Card

Camera

  • Camera Type: Interachangeable lens HD Camcorder
  • Lens Mount: E-mount

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor(23.5 x 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ Image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Filter
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB Primary color filters
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x

Recording

  • Still Image Mode: JPEG/JPEG+RAW/RAW
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L (16.0M): 4912 x 3264 M (7.1M): 3568 x 2000 S (4.0M): 2448 x 1624
  • Video Mode: HD
    PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps; STD HQ:9Mbps
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in
  • Microphone/Monoral Speaker
  • Mic Level Control: Yes(31steps)
  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480), 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media) (2ch): HD:60p/24p, Progressive recording
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 16.0 megapixels
  • Still Image Size (Photo Mode): L (16.0M): 4912 x 3264 M (7.1M): 3568 x 2000 S (4.0M): 2448 x 1624
  • Video Signal: HD:HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD:NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(Off/On)
  • Wind Position: Yes(Auto)

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • Focus Area: Multi Point AF(25 points)
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus
  • Focus Points: 25 points
  • Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to 20 EV ( at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): Movie and Still:Posterization,Pop color,Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrastMonochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Gain Control: Auto/manual(0dB-30dB)
  • WB Shift: Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
  • Color Temperature: Yes
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel); Manual(Dial)
  • ISO: Still Mode Only: Auto,Manual(100 to 25600)
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
  • Metering: Still Mode Only: 63 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
  • Metering Modes: Still Mode Only: Multi-segment, touch spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: Still Mode Only: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
  • Minimum Illumination: 9 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed F3.5)
  • White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp

Drive System

  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/48-1/4000 (movie_24p) ,1/60-1/4000(movie_other)/ 30s-1/4000 (Still); Manual: 1/4-1/8000 (movie) , 30s-1/4000 (Still)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 6fps
  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
  • Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)

Flash

  • Flash Type: Multi interface Shoe
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
  • Flash Compensation: Yes(+/-2EV , 1/3EV Step)

Interface

  • SD Output: Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied)) Component Video Out(Component A/V cable(supplied)) S Video Out(A/V connecting cable with S Video(sold separately))
  • USB Port(s): mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • Remote Commander: RMT-835
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Video/S
    Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote
  • Accessory Shoe: Multi interface Shoe
  • DC IN: Yes
  • DVDirect: Yes(DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • HD Output: HDMI (mini)
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Memory Card Slot: Single slot accepts: - Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Remote Terminal: integrated into A/V Remote terminal

Convenience Features

  • Quick On: Yes
  • Self Timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(On/Off)
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • View & Index: Event
  • Digital Picture Effects/Picture Effects: Movie and Still:Posterization,Pop color,Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrast Monochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only: Soft Focus,Miniature
  • Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
  • Manual/Auto Lens Cover: Manual
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Multiple Language Display: English, Simplified English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish
  • One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel , S/S Only)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show

Advanced Features

  • Assignable Dial: Yes(Exposure/Gain(ISO)/Iris/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/WB Temp./WB B-A/WB G-M Set)
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes (Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority)
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
  • View & Index: Event

Viewfinder

  • Color Temp. Adjust: Yes
  • Diopter Adjustment: Yes
  • Field of View: 1
  • Type: Swivel EVF 1.3cm (0.5 type) 2359kdots

LCD Display

  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg
  • Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage: 1
  • Grid Display: Yes (On/off)
  • Histogram: Yes
  • LCD Type: 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD™ 270 degree swivel display
  • Live View: Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Compensation, WB
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Software

  • Supplied Software: Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 included via download to PC4

Optics/Lens

  • Digital Zoom: Yes(×2.0)

Zoom Control

  • Digital Zoom: Yes(×2.0)
  • Power Zoom Control: Yes
  • Zoom Lever: Yes
  • Zoom Speed: Variable/Fix max32Steps

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:4.2W(with SELP18200 Lens); STD:4.0W(with SELP18200 Lens)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series) NP-FV70/FV100
  • Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery): Yes(Approx. 3h 15min)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:4.6W(with SELP18200 Lens); STD:4.4W(with SELP18200 Lens)
  • Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70) (1)
  • Component A/V Cable (1)
  • Body cap (1)
  • CD-ROM("Handycam" Application Software) (1)
  • AC Adaptor (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • Wind screen (1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • USB Cable (1)
  • Large eye cup (1)
  • Operating Guide(1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3-5/8"
  • Height: 5-1/8"
  • Length: 8-3/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Storage TypeMemory Stick, SD/SDHC/SDXC
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count16.7 Megapixels
Effective Pixel Count16 Megapixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom11.1x
Digital Zoom2.0x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still16 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG/RAW
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1
Width (inches)3.63
Height (inches)5.13
Depth (inches)8.75
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  
Sony Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

Sony Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

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