Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 Specifications

Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 (with 18-200mm PZ lens)

Part Number: NEX-VG30H

General

  • Depth
    8.8 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Audio Signal Format
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel)
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, component video, composite video/audio
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Effective Video Resolution
    13.6 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Audio Signal Format
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel), Dolby Digital AC-3 (5.1 channel)
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Anti-Dust coating
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, component video, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Optical Zoom
    11.1 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FH, HQ, FX, PS
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    16.1 MP
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • ISO (Max)
    25600
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    16.7 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, AVCHD
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-25600, ISO auto
  • Min Illumination
    9 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    63
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Special Effects
    High contrast monochrome, Miniature, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro, Soft Focus, Toy camera, partial color
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Special Effects
    Soft Focus, Miniature, Retro, partial color, Toy camera, Posterization, High contrast monochrome, Pop Color
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO auto, ISO 100-25600
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    63
  • Gain Selection
    Automatic, 0 to +30 dB
  • Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • Min Illumination
    9 lux
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor

Display

  • Display Format
    920,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Lens System Mounting
    Sony E-mount
  • Optical Zoom
    11.1 x
  • Lens Series
    PZ OSS
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-6.3
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    200 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    11.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual, motorized drive
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    12
  • Element Qty
    17
  • Filter Size
    67 mm
  • Lens Included
    PZ 18-200mm OSS lens
  • Features
    ED glass, Zoom Maximum Speed Adjustment, aspherical lens, full-time manual focusing
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    OLED
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.5 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    2359000 pixels
  • Features
    auto eye sensor, color temperature control, tilting, viewfinder brightness control
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - OLED
  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    1.3 cm
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, x.v.Color technology, CinemaTone technology, Constant AF Live View, Dynamic Range Optimizer, High ISO NR, NR Slow Shutter, RGB primary color filter, accessories hot shoe, auto power save
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, date/time stamp, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, in-camera red-eye fix, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, 24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, x.v.Color technology, Constant AF Live View, NR Slow Shutter, High ISO NR, CinemaTone technology
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    DC power input, HDMI output, USB 2.0, component video output, composite video/audio input, headphones, microphone, remote control
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Quad Capsule Spatial Array, sensitivity control, wind noise reduction
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Wind noise reduction, sensitivity control, Quad Capsule Spatial Array

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV70
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2060 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FV70

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    NEX-VG30H
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-25600, ISO auto
  • Min Illumination
    9 lux
  • ISO (Max)
    25600
  • Digital Zoom
    2 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, component video, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Special Effects
    High contrast monochrome, Miniature, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro, Soft Focus, Toy camera, partial color
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, x.v.Color technology, CinemaTone technology, Constant AF Live View, Dynamic Range Optimizer, High ISO NR, NR Slow Shutter, RGB primary color filter, accessories hot shoe, auto power save

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Quad Capsule Spatial Array, sensitivity control, wind noise reduction

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    63
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.6 in
  • Height
    5.1 in
  • Weight
    22.93 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    16.7 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    13.6 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    16.1
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Qty
    1
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    920,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    labor, parts
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year, 90 days

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Audio Signal Format
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel)
  • Gain Selection
    0 to +30 dB, automatic
  • Features
    zebra pattern

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2448 x 1376, 2448 x 1624, 3568 x 2000, 3568 x 2368, 4912 x 2760, 4912 x 3264

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Resolution
    1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    24 frames per second, 60 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    17Mbps, 24Mbps, 28Mbps, 5Mbps, 9Mbps

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    2060 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 (with 18-200mm PZ lens)

Part Number: NEX-VG30H
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