Excerpt: First of all, even though this is a 'hybrid' video/still camera, you're unlikely to be using it for still photography. It's very difficult to hold for stills, not just because the camera is heavy (as heavy as a large dSLR+lens) but also because it's not balanced well: the hand grip is towards the...
Didn't even get to see how good the video is because the touch screen on the ...
Ralph Pickett "Island Paradise Video", Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: Didn't even get to see how good the video is because the touch screen on the viewfinder was crap so I returned for refund. I don't understand why Sony has such great PRO cameras and then turn out such mediocre prosumer cameras.
Excerpt: I love this camera! It's perfect for someone like me who's looking for a great dslr quality video but requires the longevity recording time. The full-frame feature, plus the million lens you can interchange, is amazing when trying really experimenting with your movies image and feel.
Excerpt: I am an amateur documentarian, and thus far the NEX VG900 has been a dream to work with. Pros:-Full frame sensor allows me to capture rich details-Dedicated quick buttons on the side of the camera gives me quick access to change aperture, gain, and shutter speed-Quality HD viewing screen makes it...
Excerpt: I was searching for a lightweight, full frame video camera for personal use in place of my accessory requiring and resultantly heavy PMW-F3. The VG900 filled that role. While it does not replace the F3 in terms of dynamic range, codec and such, the weight and footprint factors, along with the...
Excerpt: I was hoping to use this camcorder as a B camera to my Sony FS700 but a number of issues make that less that optimal. The chip shows a large amount of moire/stairstepping that makes the image markedly inferior to the FS700.
Excerpt: I was so excited to get this camera. It takes a beautiful picture and it's great to have on-board sound, but I think Sony is ridiculous for not releasing a full-frame e-mount lens at the same time. Without it, there's no autofocus or image stabilization.
Excerpt: I use this for my own stories (building a portfolio). This is a great camcoder to get started on. I'm in the field shooting more & more since it's been in my hands (2 weeks). The menu isn't as complicated as I read it would be, but it does take time getting familiar with everything.
First full-frame that works with most FF & APS-C lenses !
Joseph Ogiba, Amazon
4 January 2013
Summary: With low cost adapters the VG900 should work with most full-frame and APS-C lenses out there. It also has settings to work in FF or 1.5x crop APS-C mode. It shoots FF 6000x4000 24mp Raw stills with shutter speeds from 30-1/8000 sec in auto or manual modes.