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.
Excerpt: This camera was purchased to take video of radio controlled model airplanes. There is a lot of motion and lighting changes. It has worked marvelously right out of the box. The video quality is amazing for both the video and stills. I love the telephoto lens. The only learning curve issue for me was to get used to the lens telephoto adjustment being on the lens and the left side as well. It works great though.
Pros: Awesome video, Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Telephoto Is Great For My, Zoom range/performance
Summary: This awesome camcorder is basically an NEX-6 shaped for video. The same sensor as the NEX-6 coupled with the right lenses provides excellent Bokeh. It's great for anyone who has invested in the E-mount lens series or who wants to get an adaptor and use Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc glass. I have paired it with Sony's 18-105 G lens and couldn't be happier with this camcorder.
Summary: Great movies also takes excellent stills that are on par with my Canon 70D. Motorized 10x zoom noise is my only gripe, but I generally prefer to zoom manually. In a noisy room such as a family event you won't hear it. 2x digital zoom does not result in a noticeable quality loss. I shot an event last week, used this camera for vids and stills, came out great. I don't know what the AVCHD/FCPX Mac fuss is all about.