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9.3 out of 10

Sony NEX-VG30

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Overall 8
8.0

Good transition from DLSR

Crump, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Cons: No XLR, Poor Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Cam, I love the additions

Nicholas, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera

David Lundberg-kenrick, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Really great camera, after filming with DSLRs, it's so nice not to have to worry about overheating or short battery life. Two weird things- the camera drops about a second of audio when it hits the 2 gig file size limit, so if you film events, you'll need to record audio separately. Also, it has a different interface from the NEX still cameras, and lacks the ability to adjust sharpness, saturation, and contrast. Still, the pros out way the cons.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great picture, but it's not a perfect camera

Cris Fair, Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: I make cooking and travel videos, and have been looking at replacing my Sony AX2000 for a camera with a more vivid picture that can reproduce bright colors and has a shallow depth of field. So... I went out and got a Sony NEX VG30h. Here is my review. PRO's - Beautiful, bright, sharp, vivid (did I mention beautiful?) picture.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great!!

Ofek S., Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: Great!! 2*64GB it's very good and which the sper battery you can to shoot allot of time in very good quality. But there is some noisy video in low light....
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camcorder

FunnyTrueStories, B&H Photo
8 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this camera mostly for interviews. I love the shallow depth of field (like a DSLR) AND the ability to shoot for long periods of time without worrying about over-heating. It also takes great photos. It's a bit awkward to use hand-held, but I'm sure I can get used to it. I've only had the camera about 2 weeks.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality
  • Cons: No External Mic Input
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Overall 8
8.0

great step up for DSLRs videographers

Ale, B&H Photo
9 January 2013
  • Excerpt: PROS : -Great solid build, very strong body -Video and photo quality are very good -kit lens is actually very good (18-200mm power zoom) -handy record button in front of the camera and in the touchscreen itself when filming yourself -Size is not too bulky, specially when filming with prime lenses -Pretty good sound recording CONS : -Doesn't come with a battery charger (charges through camera) -A 3k camera that doesn't have a timelapse mode?!!! seriously?!
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camera and definately a game changer when paired with...

Hasan, Amazon
22 December 2012
  • Summary: Pair your VG30 with 16-50mm f2.8 Sony lens (with E Mount adapter ring) and you have an excellent low light video camera. My videographer swears that the low light capability of VG30 competes with camera in 4-5K price range. I saw the results myself and I must say that video is sharp and bright. We purchased our camera without the kit lens since its f3.5-5.6 range (in Wedding video business a lens that is f5.6 is considered as a paper weight).
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Overall 8
8.0

good

tom, B&H Photo
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: with 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-VG30 Impressions

B. Allison, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: OK, I'll go first... I've been looking for a replacement for my hdr-fx1000 that does 1080p60 for sports video (hdr-fx1000 is 1080i60). The nex-vg30 seems to have a lot going for it so I ordered one. Here are my limited (so far), impressions of the product after messing around a few hours at home. The nex-vg30 feels wonderful to hold. It's solid and well balanced in shooting position. It's a little front heavy when you hold it with one hand when not shooting.
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