Whatever your genre, whatever your shooting style, take your moviemaking to the next level with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder. Record richly-detailed, film-like footage with breathtaking quality thanks to its 16.1MP APS-C size sensor. Expand your reach with the smooth digital zoom or powered optical zoom available with select lenses, and capture incredible audio via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone to fully realize your masterpiece.
The NEX-VG30 camcorder features the same sensor format that Sony builds into its standard size DSLR cameras. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor makes capturing high-quality, cinematic video with a shallow depth of field a breeze.
Take advantage of direct power zoom with variable zoom speed control. Featuring an all-new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming, you'll experience expanded freedom and flexibility when composing your shots. The easy-to-access lever support 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses.
There's never been anything like the high-contrast Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, it's truly a gem. Boasting 2359K dots for ultra-high resolution, images pop with richness, clarity and detail. A high contrast ratio lends superb depth, while motion blur is reduced to a minimum. You can even see the results of camera adjustments in real time through the viewfinder.
High-quality video demands high-quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround stereo microphone contains four precision-placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
Complete the picture with precision sound. Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow you to attach external microphones—like shotgun mic ECM-CG50 for pinpoint audio recording—and headphones to monitor sound.
Available via free download, Sony Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 software4 gives you everything you need to create professional-quality HD movies. Add fascinating effects, background music, titles, text, transitions and much more. Burn your creations to DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ to share with your friends, or upload your videos to the web to share with the world. Get it all with this intuitive, user-friendly program. Mac® OS not supported.
Impressive film-like recording, a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor, in-camera Picture Effects and more make capturing your creative vision a reality with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder. With approximately 19.5x the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP APS-C sensor delivers phenomenally shallow depth-of-field and breathtaking quality. To keep things clear, built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is perfect for hand-held action sequences and shooting in unsteady situations. Premium video is supported with premium sound via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone, while the built-in XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder produces high-contrast playback with fine detail.
With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike conventional camcorders, the NEX-VG30 also features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam® accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting. Attach an optional XLR adapter to the Multi-Interface shoe to elevate audio quality.
Whether you’re shooting video or still images the attached 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.
There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 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.4
Take full control over Iris, Gain and Shutter via easily accessible buttons on the side of your camera. With full manual control you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
The NEX-VG30 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.
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
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-VG30 was built with an all new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming. The easily accessible lever supports 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses.
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.
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor with translucent mirror technology and a built-in AF motor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of α A- and E-mount system lenses, which includes all current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.5 Videographers may also use the LA-EA1 mount adaptor for standard A-mount lens compatibility.
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3 built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.
Picture Effects adds a new level of expression to photos and video, making ordinary images and scenes come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. (Movie and Still: Posterization,Pop Photo, Partial Color, High contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera)(Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature)
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.
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Carrying Case for VG Series Camcorders
Shoulder Strap for VG Series Camcorders
XLR Adapter and Microphone Kit
Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone
InfoLithium V Series Battery Pack
Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
External Flash / Video Light
Battery LED Video Light
Multi-Interface Shoe Adapter
Body Cap for Alpha NEX Cameras
Alpha NEX Camera Mount Adapter
Alpha NEX Camera Mount Adapter
Mini High Speed HDMI Cable - 9' 6"
16GB SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
32GB SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens
50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Prime Lens
20mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens
55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens
16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens
30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens
24mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Prime Lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
Ultra Wide Converter
16-50mm Retractable Zoom Lens
10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens
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