Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens

Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens

Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
  • Exmor APS-C Sized 16.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Direct Power Zoom with Variable Speed
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with Eye Sensor
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
  • Microphone Jack with Audio Level Control
  • Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 Download
  • High Res 16MP RAW and JPEG Stills @ 6fps
  • Compatible with Sony E-Mount Lenses
  • Comprehensive Manual Controls
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  • 1Description
The Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens is an interchangeable lens camera for cinematic video and DSLR quality photographs, featuring a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C sized CMOS sensor, an XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF, a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone, a BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount for Sony E-Mount lenses. NEX-VG30 presents a significant upgrade from Sony's NEX-VG20, adding a seesaw lever for power zoom, a Multi Interface shoe, a much improved electronic viewfinder, Picture Effects and the option for an external XLR adapter (sold separately).
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
Sony's 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom lens features silent auto-focus, optical image stabilization and an 11x zoom ratio. Used in conjunction with the VG30's APS-C sized sensor the 35mm equivalent angle-of-view will be 27mm on the wide end and 300mm on the long end of the zoom range. The 18-200mm Power Zoom lens offers the flexibility of a removable lens with the ergonomics and operability of a Handycam camcorder.
16.1MP Exmor APS-C CMOS Sensor
With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor APS-C sized CMOS sensor will generate cinematic video with a shallow depth of field and excellent low noise characteristics. When it comes to film-like video there is simply no substitute for sensor size.
Direct Power Zoom with Variable Speed
The NEX-VG30 was built with a powered zoom seesaw lever, which will operate the new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens and, when used in conjunction with manual zooms or even prime lenses, it will facilitate a 2x digital zoom.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with Eye Sensor
The Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder features 2,359,000 dot resolution and a high contrast ratio. The EVF allows you to see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail. It exhibits excellent handling of motion blur and, in extremely light or dark environments, it presents a distinct advantage over other monitoring options.
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
A carry over from earlier VG series camcorders, this is not your average built-in microphone. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
Microphone Jack with Audio Level Control
A 3.5mm audio input jack provides an interface for external microphones, such as shotgun microphone ECM-CG50 (sold separately), and audio level controls facilitate clean recordings in excessively loud or quiet environments. Additionally, Sony's XLR Adapter and Microphone Kit (XLR-K1M sold separately) can provide a microphone, two XLR inputs, audio control dials and a shock mount. A dedicated headphone jack aids users in monitoring sound.
Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12
Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 allow you to add video effects, background music, titles, text, transitions, and more. Share your creations via DVD and Blu-ray Disc or upload videos to the web, all from one easy to use program. Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 features up to 20 tracks, 64-bit power, 20 Sony Sound Series Music Tracks and interface enhancements.
High Resolution RAW and JPEG Stills
NEX-VG30 also shoots DSLR-quality, 16.1MP RAW and JPEG format still photographs. A continuous burst mode captures photos at up to 6 frames per second.
Sony E-Mount Lenses
NEX-VG30 features the Sony E-Mount, which enables the ever expanding line of Sony E-Mount lenses. What is more, the E-Mount's short focal flange distance of 18mm makes it compatible with a wide range of lens adapters. For instance, using the LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately) you can attach the full selection of A-Mount lenses, which includes current Sony models and dozens of Minolta legacy lenses.
Comprehensive Manual Controls
Aperture priority, shutter speed priority or manual exposure control can all be accessed while shooting video via a control dial or easy-access buttons. With extensive manual control of Iris, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
CinemaTone Presets and 24p
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to recreate film-like color tones. 24p recording represents a concept established by the motion picture industry's standard of 24 frames per second. Recording in this mode renders motion with a more film-like look than the NTSC video standard 30p.
Advanced controls
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.
Flash Media Slot
For capturing and sharing videos and photographs, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Multi-Interface Shoe
Unlike conventional camcorders, the NEX-VG30 also features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that expands compatibility with Handycam accessories. Attach an optional XLR adapter (sold separately) to the Multi-Interface shoe to enable the highest quality external microphones.
Picture Effects
Picture Effects add a new level of expression to photos and video, lending ordinary images and scenes a distinctive look by emphasizing certain attributes. Posterization, Pop Photo, Partial Color, High contrast Monochrome and Toy Camera are available for stills and video. Additional effects, Focus and Miniature, are reserved for stills mode.
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.
UPC: 027242860834
In the Box
Sony NEX-VG30 Camcorder with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
  • E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
  • Body Cap
  • Large Eye Cup
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Operating Guide
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Wind Screen
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835) with Battery (CR2025)
  • Software (Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 included via download to PC4)
  • CD-ROM ("Handycam" Application Software)
  • 1 Year Parts & 90 Day Labor Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera
    Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
    Resolution 16.7 MP
    Color Filter RGB
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Processor BIONZ image processor
    Drive System Shutter: electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
    Auto Shutter Speeds: 1/48-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/60-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still)
    Manual Shutter Speeds: 1/3-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/4-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still)
    Continuous Shooting Speed: 6 fps
    Drive Mode (Photo Mode): Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
    Drive Mode (Self-timer): Approx. 10 sec. (Still Image)
    Focus Control Focus System: contrast AF
    Focus Area: 25 point AF
    Focus Features: tracking focus
    Focus Sensitivity: 0 - 20 EV (ISO 100 at f/2.8)
    Manual Focus Assist: magnified display, peaking display
    Flash Flash Type: multi interface shoe (flash unit not included)
    Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
    Flash Modes: Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
    Flash Compensation: +/-2EV, 1/3EV step
    Digital Zoom x2
    Gain Control Auto/manual (0 - 30dB)
    Metering Still Mode Only: 63 segment metering from CMOS image sensor
    Metering Modes (still mode only): multi-segment and touch spot
    Metering Sensitivity (still mode only): 0 - 20EV (ISO 100 at f/2.8)
    Minimum Illumination 9 lux (1/60 shutter speed f/3.5)
    White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
    Lens
    Kit Lens E PZ 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS(SELP18200)
    Recording
    Recording Media 1 slot (Memory Stick Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    File Formats HD Video: AVCHD 2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
    SD Video: MPEG2-PS
    Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2ch Stills: JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW
    Video Signal HD:HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD:NTSC color, EIA standards
    Still Image Resolution: 16MP (4912 x 3264), 7.1MP (3568 x 2000), 4MP (2448 x 1624), 2.1MP (1920 x 1080), 307K (640 x 480), 230K (640 x 360)
    Interface
    HD Video Output HDMI (mini)
    SD Outputs 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 mini-AB/USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
    Power DC input
    Audio Headphone jack (stereo minijack)
    Microphone input (stereo minijack)
    Shoe Mounts Multi interface hot shoe (x1)
    Cold shoe (x1)
    Display
    LCD Monitor Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine touchscreen LCD with 921K dots and TruBlack technology
    Max Opening Angle: 90°
    Max Turning Angle: 270°
    EVF High contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 2359K dots and eye sensor
    General
    Other Features Assignable Dial, Tracking Focus, Audio Level Display, CinemaTone Gamma/Color, x.v.Color, Face Detection, Priority Setting (for Face Detection), View & Index: Event, Anti-dust charge protection coating on filter, Power zoom control, Zoom lever, Variable zoom speed, DVDirect, Wind Noise Reduction, Mic Level Control, Picture Effects, Noise Reduction, Backlight Compensation, D-Range Optimizer, Exposure Compensation, Zebra Pattern Display, Histogram
    Power Consumption HD: 4.2W (with SELP18200 lens), 4.6W (with viewfinder and SELP18200 lens)
    SD: 4.0W (with SELP18200 lens), 4.4W (with viewfinder and SELP18200 lens)
    Power Requirement 7.2V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adapter)
    Dimensions 3.63 x 5.13 x 8.87" (91 x 130 x 223 mm) including projecting parts
    4.13 x 5.63 x 11.63" (103 x 140 x 294 mm) including projecting parts, lens, lens hood, and battery
    Weight Camcorder body only: 1.43 lb (650 g)
    With the supplied lens and battery: 3.13 lb (1420 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 8.8 x 7.5"

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