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: 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.
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.
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.
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?!
Excellent camera and definately a game changer when paired with...
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).