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Sony NEX-VG900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony NEX-VG900. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the viewfinder and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good reviews. The zoom and portability get mixed reviews, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality, viewfinder


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NEX-VG900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG900 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

design, portability, usability, image quality, price

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NEXVG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD(Black)Sony NEXVG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Video Camera with 3-Inch LCD(Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Videomaker (

Sony NEX-VG900 Professional Camcorder Review


For full-frame, 35mm image capture excellence and multiple lens options in a camcorder form factor, check out the NEX-VG900 from Sony.

Full-frame 35mm sensor, Interchangeable lenses with included adapter, Focus assist: Peaking and magnification, Exposure assist: Zebras and histogram, Optional XLR adapter, Electronic View Finder, Zoom rocker for use with power-zoom lenses

Pricey for consumer market, Accessory shoes are cramped

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Sony Handycam NEX-VG900


Sony breaks new ground with the NEX-VG900—the world's first camcorder to feature a full-frame image sensor.

Despite all its question marks, the NEX-VG900 is an exciting achievement for Sony.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: _ (

Sony VG900


First of all, even though this is a 'hybrid' video/still camera, you're unlikely to be using it for still photography. It's very difficult to hold for stills, not just because the camera is heavy (as heavy as a large dSLR+lens) but also because it's...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Kimba (

Great performance, easy to use


This is my first foray away from the all-in-one camcorders and I would rank it a great success! The camera is among the least expensive of the 'professional' camcorders, but definitely delivers professional performance. The large sensor size gives...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Evangelos (

Wonderful Camera


Use this beast of a camera for: TV/Internet commercials, feature length/short films, etc. This camera does not disappoint! Great in low light, and all the lens capabilities make this worth every penny.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Elvis (

Loving it!


I love this camera! It's perfect for someone like me who's looking for a great dslr quality video but requires the longevity recording time. The full-frame feature, plus the million lens you can interchange, is amazing when trying really experimenting...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Ataraxic (

Expensive, but great for Prosumers


I am an amateur documentarian, and thus far the NEX VG900 has been a dream to work with. Pros:-Full frame sensor allows me to capture rich details-Dedicated quick buttons on the side of the camera gives me quick access to change aperture, gain, and...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: JustinPMADV (

Amazing Camera for the price!


There is no better camera in this price point that will give you the same depth and richness. A must-have for taking your videography to the next level in quality.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Impulse Pro (

Great little video camera


I was searching for a lightweight, full frame video camera for personal use in place of my accessory requiring and resultantly heavy PMW-F3. The VG900 filled that role. While it does not replace the F3 in terms of dynamic range, codec and such, the...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: RicM (

Not what I hoped for


I was hoping to use this camcorder as a B camera to my Sony FS700 but a number of issues make that less that optimal. The chip shows a large amount of moire/stairstepping that makes the image markedly inferior to the FS700. I was also hoping to use it...

May, 2013

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Resolution:Full HD


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3