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Impressive film-like recording, a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor, in-camera Picture Effects and more make capturing your creative vision a reality with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder. With approximately 19.5x the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP APS-C sensor delivers phenomenally shallow depth-of-field and breathtaking quality. To keep things clear, built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is perfect for hand-held action sequences and shooting in unsteady situations. Premium video is supported with premium sound via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone, while the built-in XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder produces high-contrast playback with fine detail.
16.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor
With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.
Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
The NEX-VG30 was built with an all new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming. The easily accessible lever supports 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF w/ eye sensor
There?s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone
High quality video requires high quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow for attachment of external microphones (like shotgun microphone ECM-CG50 for pin point sound recording) and headphones to monitor sound.
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11
Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 allows you to easily add video effects, background music, titles, text, transitions, and much more. Everything you need to create dramatic HD movies like a pro. Share your creations via DVD, Blu-ray Disc media, or upload to the web ? all from one easy to use program.
16.1MP RAW Still Images at up to 6fps
Enjoy incredible DSLR-quality detail and clarity with 16.1MP RAW still images and even catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.
Accepts DSLR A- and E-mount lenses
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor with translucent mirror technology and a built-in AF motor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of A- and E-mount system lenses, which includes all current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.5 Videographers may also use the LA-EA1 mount adaptor for standard A-mount lens compatibility.
Comprehensive Manual Control
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 recording for cinematic quality video
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you?ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode3 built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.
Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
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.
Unlike conventional camcorders, the NEX-VG30 also features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting. Attach an optional XLR adapter to the Multi-Interface shoe to elevate audio quality.
Picture Effects adds a new level of expression to photos and video, making ordinary images and scenes come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. (Movie and Still: Posterization,Pop Photo, Partial Color, High contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera)(Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature)
25-point Auto Focus
Twenty five AF points cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
AF/MF switch for creative control
Whether you?re shooting video or still images the attached lens will auto focus quietly and quickly, however if you want to utilize MF, this simple switch will put you in the driver?s seat.
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, especially when you're changing lenses in-between video sessions.
Removable Flash Media slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (all sold separately).
Camera Type: Interachangeable lens HD Camcorder
Lens Mount: E-mount
Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor(23.5 x 15.6mm)
Processor: BIONZ Image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Filter
Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Color Filter System: RGB Primary color filters
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
Still Image Mode: JPEG/JPEG+RAW/RAW
Still Image Size 3:2: L (16.0M): 4912 x 3264 M (7.1M): 3568 x 2000 S (4.0M): 2448 x 1624
Video Mode: HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps; STD HQ:9Mbps
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch stereo
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Microphone/Monoral Speaker
Mic Level Control: Yes(31steps)
Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480), 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media) (2ch): HD:60p/24p, Progressive recording
Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 16.0 megapixels
Still Image Size (Photo Mode): L (16.0M): 4912 x 3264 M (7.1M): 3568 x 2000 S (4.0M): 2448 x 1624
Video Signal: HD:HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i
Video Signal: STD:NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(Off/On)
Wind Position: Yes(Auto)
Focus System: Contrast AF
Focus Area: Multi Point AF(25 points)
Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Focus Points: 25 points
Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to 20 EV ( at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus
Manual Focus Assist: Peaking Display
Picture Effect(s): Movie and Still:Posterization,Pop color,Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrastMonochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature
Noise Reduction: Yes
Gain Control: Auto/manual(0dB-30dB)
WB Shift: Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
Color Temperature: Yes
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings: Auto
Exposure Settings: Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings: Manual(Dial)
ISO: Still Mode Only: Auto,Manual(100 to 25600)
Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
Metering: Still Mode Only: 63 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Metering Modes: Still Mode Only: Multi-segment, touch spot
Metering Sensitivity: Still Mode Only: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Minimum Illumination: 9 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed F3.5)
White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/48-1/4000 (movie_24p) ,1/60-1/4000(movie_other)/ 30s-1/4000 (Still); Manual: 1/4-1/8000 (movie) , 30s-1/4000 (Still)
Continuous Shooting Speed: 6fps
Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Flash Type: Multi interface Shoe
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
Flash Compensation: Yes(+/-2EV , 1/3EV Step)
Quick On: Yes
Self Timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(On/Off)
Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
View & Index: Event
Digital Picture Effects/Picture Effects: Movie and Still:Posterization,Pop color,Retro Photo, Partial Color, High constrast Monochrome, Toy Camera; Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature
Manual/Auto Lens Cover: Manual
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display: English, Simplified English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel , S/S Only)
Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
Assignable Dial: Yes(Exposure/Gain(ISO)/Iris/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/WB Temp./WB B-A/WB G-M Set)
Tracking Focus: Yes
Audio Level Display: Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
Face Detection: Yes (Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
View & Index: Event
SD Output: 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 Port(s): mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Remote Commander: RMT-835
A/V Remote Terminal: Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote
Accessory Shoe: Multi interface Shoe
DC IN: Yes
DVDirect: Yes(DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
Direct Copy: Yes
HD Output: HDMI (mini)
HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot: Single slot accepts: - Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
PhotoTV HD: Yes
Remote Terminal: integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:4.2W(with SELP18200 Lens); STD:4.0W(with SELP18200 Lens)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series) NP-FV70/FV100
Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery): Yes(Approx. 3h 15min)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:4.6W(with SELP18200 Lens); STD:4.4W(with SELP18200 Lens)
Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Supplied Software: Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 included via download to PC4
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & 90 days labor
Auto Non Flicker: Yes
Gain Control: Auto/manual(0dB-30dB)
Fast Playback: About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Image Management File Repair: Yes
Slow Playback: Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg
Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
Grid Display: Yes (On/off)
LCD Type: 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD 270 degree swivel display
Live View: Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image adjustment display: Exposure Compensation, WB
Touch Panel: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes(?2.0)
Color Temp. Adjust: Yes
Diopter Adjustment: Yes
Field of View: 1
Type: Swivel EVF 1.3cm (0.5 type) 2359kdots
Digital Zoom: Yes(?2.0)
Power Zoom Control: Yes
Zoom Lever: Yes
Zoom Speed: Variable/Fix max32Steps