Take your videography to the next level with this interchangeable lens HD Handycam® camcorder and included 18-200mm zoom lens. Featuring a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor for superb depth of field, shoot professional-looking HD videos without the cost or complexity of pricier equipment. Record 1920 x 1080/24p AVCHD™ video with smoother motion, shoot DSLR-like photos and capture 5.1-channel audio with the Quad Capsule Spatial Array microphone. For greater creative control, swap out different lenses for different shots and shooting conditions. A convenient 3" touch-panel LCD with TruBlack™ technology offers superb contrast and reduced glare for easy framing of your subjects and simple control.
The NEX-VG20 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses which are optimized for video shooting with silent operation and AF as well as Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses (via optional LA-EA2 A-mount adapter) to open up a world of creative options.
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
High quality video requires high quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of α A- an E-mount system lenses, which includes 27 current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.5
With full manual control of Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain, White Balance , Recording Volume, via convenient hot keys and jog dial, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Auto, One Push, Indoor and Outdoor.
Whether you’re shooting video or still images, the included 18-200mm lens will auto focus quietly and quickly, however if you want to utilize MF, this simple switch will put you in the driver’s seat.
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (all sold separately).
The NEX-VG20 can capture video in full 1920x1080 high definition at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray Disc™ media since the AVCHD™ 2.0 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray Disc format.
The Sony E-mount 18-200mm OSS lens provides an 11x zoom ratio for superior versatility. Made to shoot video, it also includes a silent auto-focus system coupled with Optical Steadyshot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3, giving you the flexibility of a removable lens with the ergonomics and operability of a Handycam® camcorder.
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3 built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.
TruBlack™ technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to the camcorders 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ Touch Screen display, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare. The swivel display also allows for easy viewing of the LCD in different shooting positions.
The dual accessory shoes open the door to many accessories for both still and video photography, including shotgun microphones and external flash lighting.
Twenty five AF points cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.7
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor, especially when you're changing lenses in-between video sessions.
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the standard size α DSLRs. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.
Enjoy incredible DSLR-quality detail and clarity with 16.1MP RAW still images and even catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.
Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow for attachment of external microphones (like shotgun microphone ECM-CG50 for pin point sound recording) and headphones to monitor sound.
Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 allows you to easily add video effects, background music, titles, text, transitions, and much more. Everything you need to create dramatic HD movies like a pro. Share your creations via DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ media, or upload to the web – all from one easy to use program.
The NEX-VG20 provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows while maintaining highlight detail. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV via the camera's HDMI® output (HDMI cable not included)
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Carrying Case for VG Series Camcorders
Shoulder Strap for VG Series Camcorders
Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone
16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens
Alpha NEX Camera Mount Adapter
Neutral Density Filter for 49mm Lens
Mini High Speed HDMI Cable - 9' 6"
Alpha NEX Camera Mount Adapter
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