Excerpt: I have this camera and an EA50 and an a6000 still camera. I am fortunate to have a good number of lenses including 4 by Zeiss. All cameras get the same result so it is which form factor you want to use. I keep reaching for the VG30 because it is great on a tripod and a wonderful hand held tool. Important to remember to have stabilized lenses for hand held work.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality
Summary: Awesome Camera! Power lens is great for long shot and super close-ups. Remote mic jack comes in handy but is easy to clip/overload if plugged in to a mixer. It is heavy for a hand held but most of my video is shot from a tripod. Bottom line I really like it. And would recommend it highly.
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my HDR-FX1E for it's main purpose of wedding videography. The more I use this the more aggravated I get. Firstly and most importantly, this camera is absolutely atrocious in low light situations. Worse than my HDR-FX1 which was 8 years older. I start to panic in overcast weather using this as I know I'm going to have bump up the gain to it's highest setting causing a grainy picture and the iris only reaches f3.6.
Summary: Good Deal buying used, and a good company I bought from. Would buy from them again. Can not beat the quality of the video with this Sony cam. Would recommend this model to anyone starting out in the pro level of video. This shoots video equal to $10,000 cameras. Very easy to use. I use this for portable shoots, and when wanting a easy take along camera, it works well with the full line this belongs too. I have the EA50UH and the FS100.
Excerpt: Great camera for the price range we were looking for; the interchangeable lenses make it an easy transition from DSLR to Camcorder. The interchangeable lenses make this great for interviews and short videos.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I had the VG10 and it was very limited in its range and ability to fine tune your shoot. I find this camera has really hit a sweet spot on affordability and manual operation choices when in the field. I recommend this camera to anyone looking for a cropped sensor interchangeable lens camera, with camcorder form factor and wont murder your wallet!
Summary: Not much to say about this other than it's great. If you are just starting with video, then the vg30 is a great place to start. If you are a pro, you may be disappointed at the lack of control over things like saturation, but it does what it needs to do at it's price point. If you are looking for more control and still relatively cheap, you can look up the sony ea50.