Summary: Others have mentioned the high points of the VG10 but to be honest they are far outweighed by the negatives...terrible motion artifacts with any type of movement, unacceptable noise levels in low light, normally lit scenes are barely acceptable, no RAW output for stills in spite of providing a decent sensor for still acquisition and a better than decent zoom lens, no audio level control, poor ergonomics.
Summary: I've tested it with Canon vixia m41 in a low-light environment. Sony's video is noisy compare to Canon, even with low gain. The picture is so unfocused, no matter what you do. It cost almost $1500, but shut worse than camcorder for $400, and it does not even have a power zoom. This is bad tendency, I've never had a good experience with Sony, whatever it was. Do not buy this camera. It seems very cool, manual zoom, manual focus, professional like look.
Summary: Great product i own 2 Sony VG10s very good cameras specialy the interchangeble lens options huge sensor and the unsurpast image quality matching wits with most top prosumer cams in the market today by fare with the exception of it newer version the sony vg20 perfecting it ever further there is one thing that does concern me it the limitation of option on Amount lens still i give it a 5 out of 5
Summary: Well after holding back from this purchase for months, with all the Mixed reviews, i was forced into my purchase, due to a last minute wedding, i had 1 day to learn how to use this camera. I was going to use this camera as a roaming camera (crowd shots) whilst my PANASONIC HMC151 took over the main tripod footage. Boy was i in for a shock. The images from the sony were unbelievable sharp, with vibrant colours, not to mention the back light.
It's really difficult to work with and I can't import files to my computer
Irina Filatova "Rainbow Peacock", Amazon
10 February 2012
Summary: I got this camera because I wanted narrow depth of field which I love in photography... but I am not a professional video-person, i only had simple consumer camcorders before, and this is not a consumer level camcorder! It's too heavy to use hand-held for a woman, there is no zoom button - you have to zoom manually, an when I tested it and put a SD card into my PC - my computer can't read the video-files!
NEXVG10, Not ideal for consumer use, i.e. soccer games...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 January 2012
Summary: I have been looking forward to ordering the NEXVG10 for quite a few months, upgrading from a five year old Sony HD camera. To get to the point -- the disappointment with the camera overwhelmed the cool features. The camera does not seem suitable for typical consumer use, such as action video.
Summary: I truly love the Sony NEX-VG10 and would recommend it to folks who love great picture quality. After much research I purchased this camera and after doing several video projects, I can say that it has always performed exceptionally. I needed to dive into HD video after many years working with SD video and I am very happy with this Sony. I look forward to many video projects in the future with this camera and feel great about making my choice to purchase this model.
Summary: J'ai acheté ce NEX VG10 car j'en avais assez ces caméscopes en tout auto et même ceux avec des pseudo modes manuels(soit via petite molette pour le focus cf canon hf s11* ou la plus part du temps seulement par un menu cf sanyo hd1010*). Donc le VG10 c'est 1 bouton = 1 fonction et une grande bague de focus( très utile au vu de la capacité de ce caméscope de faire ce que l'on veut avec la profondeur de champs!!!). la qualité d'image et du son sont au rendez-vous.
Summary: I own a nikon d3100, has auto focus but no external mic connection........has 14.2 mega pixals, and does great with vids and pics; even in low light; has a 1600 range for iso, and hd and shoots in 24, 30 and higher pixels........does anyone know how to compare my camera to this sony? Would love to hear any suggestions on one vs the other; torchidman productions....youtube.