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Sony NEX-VG30 Review
|3 Reviews + 1 Award|
Why Has it Scored 53?
It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features noise reduction
Has a shoe mounting point
Fairly high minimum aperture number
Does not support PictBridge
Sony NEX-VG30 Video Reviews
Sony NEX-VG30 In-Depth Analysis
Features Noise Reduction
The Sony NEX-VG30 features noise reduction, as do most of the other camcorders.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other camcorders also have a shoe mounting point.
Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number
The average maximum aperture number of video cameras is 5, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38. With a maximum aperture number of 6.3, the Sony NEX-VG30 has a fairly high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras.
4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution
The Sony NEX-VG30 supports a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than most video cameras. Most video cameras support a 2816 x 1584 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a still image resolution of 4912 x 2760. Across all camcorders the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 1024 x 768.
Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number
Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22. At 3.5, the Sony NEX-VG30 has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras.
Fairly Big Total Megapixels
The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. With a total megapixels of 16.7 megapixels, the NEX-VG30 has a quite big total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The NEX-VG30 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.
The NEX-VG30 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.
Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)
The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP and the highest is 5,100,000MP. When compared to other camcorders that we have assessed the effective megapixels (movie) of, the NEX-VG30's effective megapixels (movie) of 16.1 megapixels is one of the highest.
Does Not Support PictBridge
The NEX-VG30 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders also do not support PictBridge.
Has a Face Detection
The NEX-VG30 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras also have a face detection.
The NEX-VG30 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
Like most of the other camcorders, the NEX-VG30 does not have a built-in flash.
Very Small Optical Zoom
Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x. At only 11.1 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-VG30 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.
Average Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-VG30 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.
Features Auto Focus
The NEX-VG30 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders also feature auto focus.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1|1.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.
Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg. With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the Sony NEX-VG30 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders.
Quite Small Digital Zoom
With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the NEX-VG30 has one of the smallest digital zooms amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x.
Has a Microphone in
The NEX-VG30 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||sony nexvg30h|
|Barcodes||00027242860834, 04905524908879, 04905524908930, 05013493227477|