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Sony NEX-VG20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Sony NEX-VG20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the price and portability. Many are less positive about the color and zoom.

usability, image quality, size, durability, design

zoom, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NEX-VG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NEX-VG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG20 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The durability and image quality also get good opinions. The price and portability get mixed comments.

usability, image quality, durability, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NEX-VG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and usability are generally positive. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the portability.

design, image quality, durability, usability, battery

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony NEX-VG20

 

Given the price of other large-sensor, interchangeable-lens systems, the NEX-VG20 offers excellent value for anyone who prefers shooting video on a camcorder-style body rather than on a video-enabled SLR.

Excellent image and video quality ; Very well made ; Great range of extra accessories and lenses available ; RAW and JPEG stills shooting

No XLR inputs ; Image stabilisation on 18-200mm kit lens not as refined as a traditional camcorder ; Still encounters issues like rolling shutter that plague video-enabled SLRs

Given the price of other large-sensor, interchangeable-lens systems, the NEX-VG20 offers excellent value for anyone who prefers shooting video on a camcorder-style body rather than on a video-enabled SLR. Retailing at a touch under AU$3000 (and even...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20

 

Choose your own lens with Sony's latest prosumer Handycam

E-mount lens system lets you use a wide range of lenses; Excellent aperture, shutter speed, and gain controls

Professional color and image controls aren’t available; Zoom control is only available on the lens

Ever since DSLR cameras started recording video we’ve been waiting for a product like the Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 to come along. People obviously love the way DSLRs and system cameras capture video, and they love the ability to work with different...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Sony NEX-VG20H Interchangeable Lens Camera Review

 

For this price you get a solid camera with many available interchangeable lenses and more on the way.

Great interchangeable lenses, Small/powerful body, 5.1 channel surround audio capturing

Front heavy, Not so smooth zoom ring, Not the best in low light

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 with 18-200mm lens

 

The camera is well-balanced & easy to use - especially for those user that switch from the "usual consumer range" to much more advanced equipment. It has all the necessary features of a semi-pro camera (bare one) - which makes a very useful camera for...

An automatic zoom is missing, which would visual zoom-effects easier & smoother than doing it manually. (It has been added to the successor model NEX-VG30 though)

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 with 18-200mm lens

 

Picture and sound quality

Position of focus button and manual dial.

May, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 with 18-200mm lens

 

Image quality and sound quality

Balance and weight. Slow storage of stills.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E (Body Only)

 

Versatile and easy to carry, and seems to have good potential once all features have been worked out. Good quality video, with some reservations

Front heavy with the lens. Zoom handling is difficult as focus ring often mistaken for zoom ring. Pixellation and hesitation on playback of fast panning and outcome seems to be jerking motion. The download software does not work well with AppleMac, and...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E (Body Only)

 

Fast AF with E mount lenses .

Ridiculous controls .. No real remote control . Lenses over adapter works only on focal length 3.5 was real dissapointment . Realy reaches Pro segment cameras in price after adding lenses ... Would like to get ride off ... :(

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E (Body Only)

 

Versatile and easy to carry, and seems to have good potential once all features have been worked out. Good quality video, with some reservations

Front heavy with the lens. Zoom handling is difficult as focus ring often mistaken for zoom ring. Pixellation and hesitation on playback of fast panning and outcome seems to be jerking motion ; The download software does not work well with AppleMac,...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20E (Body Only)

 

Fast AF with E mount lenses

Ridiculous controls .. No real remote control . Lenses over adapter works only on focal length 3.5 was real dissapointment ; Realy reaches Pro segment cameras in price after adding lenses ... Would like to get ride off

Jan, 2013

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