Close
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony NEX-VG30
15 Images + 23 Videos
Share on

Loading image...

53

Overall Score

Sony NEX-VG30

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
An award winning 16.7 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
16.7MP 1.8" Yes 1.4kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Focus Camera
Sony NEX-VG30 from Focus Camera
$2,698.00
Checked 2 days ago
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store | $2,698.00
Get Price Alerts
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Sony NEX-VG30 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-VG30 number 185 across all camcorders.
90
3 Reviews + 1 Award
61
Good Features
23
Overall Score
53
Average

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

Features Noise Reduction

The Sony NEX-VG30 features noise reduction, as do most of the other camcorders.

What is noise reduction? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What is a shoe mounting point? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What is an interchangeable lens? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Full HD

Full HD

The NEX-VG30 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

What does "Full HD" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "effective megapixels (movie)" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What is PictBridge? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Face Detection

The NEX-VG30 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras also have a face detection.

What is a face detection? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The NEX-VG30 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.

What is HDMI? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the NEX-VG30 does not have a built-in flash.

What is a built-in flash? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Auto Focus

The NEX-VG30 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders also feature auto focus.

What is auto focus? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "optical sensor size" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Heavy

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.

What does "weight" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

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.

What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Microphone in

The NEX-VG30 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.

What is a microphone in? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexvg30h
Barcodes 00027242860834, 04905524908879, 04905524908930, 05013493227477

Other Popular Comparisons With The Sony NEX-VG30

Feedback