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Sony NEX-VG20 Camcorder

Condition:
Used 9.0/10

Serial number 120346

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This copy is in excellent condition. Body, sensor, and LCD screen are all virtually flawless. Functions perfectly. Logged hours are not tracked by this camera, so we do not have that info.

The Sony NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder (Body Only) is the updated, second generation of the large-sensor Handycam camcorder, featuring an even higher-resolution CMOS chip and new 24p & 60p recording modes at 1920 × 1080 resolution. Like its predecessor, the NEX-VG10, the VG20 has an APS-sized sensor and an E-mount for attaching Sony’s growing family of compatible lenses, and so the camcorder enables the shallow depth of field for which DSLR video cameras are so highly prized.

The NEX-VG20 features a new grip and belt design for more comfortable handheld operation. New buttons enable more efficient operation: there are new, direct-access hard keys near the rear of the body, an expanded focus button for better manual focus, and a second REC button that’s more easily accessible during low-angle shooting, for when you’re holding the NEX-VG20 by its pro-style handle.

Of course, the VG20 keeps the features that made its predecessor such a standout. The APS HD CMOS sensor is significantly larger than a conventional camcorder’s, and it’s large enough to grant you creative control over what’s in focus and what’s not, facilitating cinematic-looking video. Manual control over all significant image parameters furthers this intimate level of engagement with captured image.

And unlike with DSLR cameras, there’s a swiveling LCD screen, to show you what’s in the frame as you shoot from any angle – the 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD now swivels 270°. It’s also now a touchscreen, for direct control over menu functions. When the LCD panel is closed, the assignable control dial is now accessible to the operator.

Further enhancements for the NEX-VG20 include the capture of RAW still images (up to the sensor’s 16.1 Mp size, of course) and 5.1 surround-sound recording with audio level control. Like the VG10, the NEX-VG20 records AVCHD files (up to 24 Mb/s) to either Memory Stick or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, and it adds Direct Copy of these files to hard drives.

This item comes with a non-transferrable 90-day limited warranty, covering any damage arising from normal use of the item. Additionally, we offer a 3-day inspection period on all sales, during which time you may return the item for a refund of the purchase price, not including shipping. Return Policies and Warranty Information »