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Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H

Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H
alaScore 82

20 reviews

Mar, 2019

We have collected and analysed 5 expert reviews and 15 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is 17-11-2013. We have compared these reviews to 367610 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: 27-03-2019.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

NEX-VG30 camcorder update is all about the add-ons


The most interesting thing about the new model is its ability to work with the new power zoom lenses.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Sony NEX-VG30


Sony's excellent—and pricey—successor to the VG20 includes a new power zoom and an updated EVF.

Besides the added zoom control, the biggest change with the VG30 is its price. The camcorder retails for $1,799 body-only, which is $200 more than the VG20 original sold for in 2011. If you want the fancy new 18-200mm power zoom lens, that'll kick up...

Sep, 2013

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Sony NEX-VG30 / VG30H

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

A great step up from other camcorders


I bought this camcorder so I could make promotional videos, training videos and still make fun family videos. So far its given me the control I want when I'm shooting. But easy enough to put into auto and let someone to just point and shoot. I've had a...

Jun, 2013

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I was waiting for this Camera a Looong time


This camera design it's just perfect !!!

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

I was waiting for this Camera a Looong time


This camera design it's just perfect !!!

Power zoom, Creativity options, Customizable

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Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y


Battery Type:NP-FV70
Battery voltage:6.8


Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:9
Progressive Scan:N


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921600


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):16.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Filter Size:6.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29 - 322
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 200
Image stabilizer:N
Interchangeable lens:Y
Maximum aperture number:6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):322
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29
Optical Zoom:11.1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AV,USB
Lens hood:Y

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S-Video In:Y
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):30 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (video):1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Maximum image resolution:4912 x 3264
Still image resolution(s):4912 x 2760,4912 x 3264


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Camera file system:Raw
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

White balance

White Balance:Auto