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).
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.