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Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

zoom, usability, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H from 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 Opinions about the viewfinder and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but the portability and durability get mixed views.

image quality, usability, design, size, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony NEX-VG30H Handycam

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Gomez (

Sony NEX-VG30H review


Let's get this out of the way: Sony's Handycam NEX-VG30H camcorder is pricey and big. At $2,700, you could buy almost 10 budget compact camcorders that shoot high-def. But comparing the VG30 to a regular consumer camcorder is like pitting a BMW...

Lens interchangeability with E-mount and Alpha- mount lenses ; Depth-of-field control for cinematic storytelling ; Large sensor delivers great video and photo quality ; Superb surround audio capture

Can get very expensive if you add additional lenses ; Too cumbersome for one-handed use ; Some audio focusing noise with certain Alpha lenses

As a consumer camcorder, the Sony NEX-VG30H is pricey for most, but it gives you the benefits of interchangeable lenses and a large sensor that let you create cinema-quality video.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Sony NEX-VG30H Preview


DSLRs have been all the rage in digital filmmaking in the last few years, stealing thunder away from handycams and camcorder cameras because of their larger image sensors and interchangeable lens capabilities, which mirrors Hollywood style filmmaking....

Sep, 2012

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

Consumer review by: (

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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