This is the listing for the NEX-VG30 body-only. It does not include the 18-200mm Power Zoom lens.
The Sony NEX-VG30 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder is the updated, third generation of the large-sensor Handycam camcorder. Key features include:
- Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. The sensor s 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.
- Swiveling LCD Screen. This feature allows you to see what’s in the frame as you shoot from any angle – the 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD swivels 270°. It’s also a touchscreen, for direct control over menu functions. When the LCD panel is closed, the assignable control dial is now accessible to the operator.
- AVCHD Files. Like the VG20, the NEX-VG30 records AVCHD files (up to 24 Mb/s) to either Memory Stick or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, and it allows Direct Copy of these files to hard drives. Further features 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.