Sony VG30 Interchangeable-Lens Handycam®

Interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder, 16.1MP Exmor sensor, E-mount power zoom lens, 5.1 sound, 24/25/50p, touchscreen, & OLED viewfinder

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
NEXVG30EB
28-09-2012
- Full HD video at 24/ 25/ 50p for a cinematic view.
- Interchangeable lenses for limitless creativity.
- Power zoom delivers a smoother view.

The power is in your hands

Shoot Full HD video the way you want to, with a power zoom and the creative flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Capture exquisite video with an HD CMOS sensor, delivering detail and depth of field, plus high-quality stereo or 5.1ch surround sound.

Movie magic in every shot
Give your HD videos a smooth cinematic look, even in low light, with a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that can shoot in 25, 50p or movie standard 24 frames per second. Swap lenses and create background defocus ('bokeh') effects - just like on a cinema camera.

Sounds better
Capture pristine dialogue and other sounds in stereo or 5.1 channel surround sound with the precision Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone. There’s also a handy audio level control plus an optional XLR adaptor to add professional sound and accessories.

Power-up your shooting
Coupled with an E-mount power zoom lens, you can zoom-in or pull back, smoothly and slowly, without jerks or jumps in your shot. Controlled from a lever on the main body, you can adjust the speed to suit the scene and zoom in up to 11x.

More lenses - more creativity
Serious photographers value the freedom of choosing the right lens to suit any shooting situation. Now you can explore the same creative limitless possibilities with your camcorder, picking the perfect lens to match the demands of any scene.

Revel in the detail
Fine-tune your vision with an OLED viewfinder that gives you higher than Full HD resolution, a 100% picture, plus precise manual control over exposure, iris, white balance and other settings. An assignable dial and quick-access buttons make it easy to adjust settings without interrupting your creativity.

- Get a sharper view - Shoot pro-quality video with a large, DSLR sized APS-C sensor with 16.1 megapixels.
- Real cinematic images and sound - Explore a new dimension in creative artistry. Capture beautifully detailed, cinematic video images plus high-quality audio in cinematic 24 frames per second.
- Add some power to your shots - With an E-mount power zoom lens included, you can smoothly zoom in on your subject with up to 11x magnification at 18-200mm.
- Fast and powerful performance - A BIONZ processor ensures clear, detailed video and still images plus quick, responsive shooting.
- Choose your view - Pick the right E-mount lens for any scene, or use your favourite A-mount DSLR lenses by Carl Zeiss and Sony (requires adaptor).
- Capture it all in HD - Capture all the detail with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at 24mbs for increased detail and clarity.
- Select your frame rate - Shoot smooth, Full HD video footage with choice of cinematic 24 frames per second, or standard 25/50p frame rates.
- DSLR quality photos - Shoot stills with DSLR-like picture quality and shallow depth of field for professional looking shots.
- Touch to control - An adjustable LCD touchscreen offers easy fingertip operation.
- Record in surround sound - The Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone has four omnidirectional capsules, for stereo or 5.1ch surround sound recording.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card
Disc types supported 
N
Camcorder tape type 
N

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
AVCHD
Video capturing speed
50 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Built-in speaker(s) 
Y
Back light compensation
Y
Built-in display 
Y
Focal length range (f-f) 
18 - 200 mm
Audio system 
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Auto exposure
Y
Camera file system
RAW
Compatible memory cards 
MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display 
LCD
Face detection
Y
Image processor
BIONZ
Memory slots 
1
Optical zoom 
11.1x
PictBridge 
N
Sensor type 
CMOS
Shutter speed (video)
1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000s
Total megapixels 
16.7 MP
Viewfinder type 
Electrical
White balance 
Auto

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
S-Video out 
N
Built-in microphone 
Y
Headphone outputs 
1
Microphone in 
Y
S-Video in
N

Power

Battery type 
NP-FV70

Performance

Auto focus 
Y

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
921600 pixels
Touch screen 
Y

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Noise reduction
Y

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie)
16.1 MP

Lens system

Interchangeable lens 
Y
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Digital zoom 
2x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
29 - 322 mm
Maximum aperture number 
6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
32.2 cm
Minimum aperture number 
3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
2.9 cm

Camera

Camcorder type 
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination 
9 lx
Progressive scan 
N
3D compatibility 
N
Geotagging
N

Flash

Built-in flash 
N
Built-in light 
N

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size
1.27 cm (0.5")

Battery

Battery voltage 
6.8V

Packaging content

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

Picture quality

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

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
6.7 cm

Other features

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out 
1
USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
Electrical viewfinder 
Y
Shutter speed (photo)
30 - 1/4000s
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