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Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Sony Handycam NEX-VG10. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the battery and memory, and comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality, zoom

portability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and design are generally positive. The zoom and price also get good comments. The battery and memory get negative comments. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, zoom, design, image quality

portability, memory, battery

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony NEXVG10 Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder (Black)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (with 18-200mm Lens) review: Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (with 18-200mm Lens)


Every time I try to form a coherent opinion of the Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder, I end up circling back to, "Well, it's the first try." On one hand, it delivers the flexibility of interchangeable lenses in a traditional run-and-gun design at a relatively...

The Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 brings interchangeable-lens flexibility to camcorders at a prosumer price.

Though it's priced like a high-end camcorder, with the exception of the lenses the VG10's feature set and video quality don't match that of much cheaper models.

A solid first effort in a nascent category, the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 nevertheless needs some conceptual refinement.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Ken Rockwell (

Sony NEX-VG10 HD AVCHD Camcorder


I spent decades in Hollywood designing major studios and networks for a living, but I'm not a video editor. I have no real idea what anyone would do with the AVCHD files this camera makes. Personally, I have no time to import files to a computer; I...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Videomaker (

Sony NEX-VG10 Camcorder with Interchangeable Lens Reviewed


If you're looking for near-prosumer performance on a sub-prosumer budget then you'll want to have a serious look at the Sony NEX-VG10.

Interchangeable lenses, Large sensor - very shallow depth of field, User friendly, intuitive controls

Should have a power zoom to minimize wrist rotation, Handheld use picks up substantial handling noise, May be a bit pricey for the strictly consumer market

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony NEX-VG10 review


Off the back of Sony's super-cool NEX-3 and NEX-5 swappable-lens compact cameras comes the VG10 – a camcorder that pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from a high-end, hi-def shooter. Any of Sony's E-mount DSLR camera lenses will fit directly...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (

Sony NEX-VG10 review


In the past few years, video-capable DSLRs and compact interchangeable-lens cameras have gained momentum in the world of filmmaking: they have big sensors, shallow depth-of-field capabilities, versatile interchangeable lenses, and affordable prices...

The Sony NEX-VG10 is slated for availability in September for $2000 (£1,296 ex VAT); that's about one-third of the rumoured price for Panasonic's interchangeable-lens AG-AF100 camcorder, which doesn't have official pricing or release-date information...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10


Using Sony's recently launched E-mount lens range for its NEX still cameras, the NEX-VG10 promises to be the first consumer camcorder on the market to support lens swapping.


Jul, 2010

TIPA Award!

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Sony Handycam NEX-VG10


Esta videocámara puede ser considerada como un sistema de imagen “convergente” perfecto, con capacidad para servir tanto en el mundo de la fotografía como del vídeo. La novedosa NEX-VG10 utiliza en gran medida la electrónica de la Sony NEX-5 CSC, el...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

First Look: Sony NEX-VG10, a camcorder that takes Sony DSLR lenses


This hi-definition camcorder has a neat lens-swapping trick

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Akihabara News (

[Review] Sony NEX-VG10, Video with style and performance


We had been using a “professional” broadcast P2 camera for a very long period of time at AkihabaraNews, but with the Canon 5D MKII, we have ditched these bulky and expensive cameras and now get along with cheaper and more versatile DLS

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Powerup777 (

Takes some getting used to- Great pictures after


I use Sony Vegas Pro 10 so I was sceptical about the accompany software PMB manager. I used many multimedia managers before but PMB is truly a class above the rest, it really accentuates this beautiful instrument well when porting your files to the...

Versitile, good zoom, customary Sony interface/terms

Very heavy, no 1080p, no firewire

Sep, 2011