Excerpt: I bought this camera after reading the reviews of how great and cinamatic it was!! The bottom line is the footage in low light is ridiculous! I have a A6000 which produces sharp noiseless footage even with the kit lens.
Pros: Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: We love this camera. The result is so good we can't explain. Three things one little heavier second battery come with camera is so so. We had to buy extra battery. Third we have to remember all options.Some time hard to because it has touch screen.Other then we love it.We bought flash light for it...
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.
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.
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.