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Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H

Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H
alaScore 82

20 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The zoom and design also get good views, whereas many are negative about the price.

design, zoom, durability, usability


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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony NEXVG30EH Full HD Interchangeable Lens CamcorderSony NEXVG30EH Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

NEX-VG30 camcorder update is all about the add-ons


The most interesting thing about the new model is its ability to work with the new power zoom lenses.

Jan, 2013

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

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Sony NEX-VG30 / VG30H

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

A great step up from other camcorders


I bought this camcorder so I could make promotional videos, training videos and still make fun family videos. So far its given me the control I want when I'm shooting. But easy enough to put into auto and let someone to just point and shoot. I've had a...

Jun, 2013

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I was waiting for this Camera a Looong time


This camera design it's just perfect !!!

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

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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Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Type:NP-FV70
Battery voltage:6.8


3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:9
Progressive Scan: No


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point:Y


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: No

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):16.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:16.7

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.14 - 12.7
Digital Zoom:2
Filter size:2.64
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.14 - 12.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 7.87
Image Stabilizer: No
Interchangeable Lens: Yes
Maximum aperture number:6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12.7
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.14
Optical Zoom:11.1
Wide angle lens system:N

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 6.3
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: Yes
Lens cap included:Y
Night mode: No
Noise reduction: Yes
Spotlight: No
x.v.Color support: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Lens hood: Yes
Wrist strap included:N

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):30 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (video):1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000

Still Image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:RAW
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Full HD: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD
Video formats supported:AVCHD
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder type:Electrical

White Balance

White Balance:Auto