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NEX-VG30 camcorder update is all about the add-ons

/ Updated: January 9, 2013 1:05 PM PST
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There really isn't much to say about this replacement for the Sony NEX-VG20. The VG30 basically has an updated EVF -- the same OLED model that's in the VG900 -- and incorporates a rocker zoom lever to work with the new power zoom lenses. In fact, it will ship as a kit with the new 18-200mm lens for $2699.99, or body only for $1799. It also gains the new Multi Interface Shoe, which makes it compatible with all the new accessories.

It's slated to be available in November.

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

Part Number: NEX-VG30H
Low Price: $2,195.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Type camcorder
  • Weight 22.93 oz
  • Digital Video Format MPEG-2, AVCHD
  • Optical Sensor Type Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Features 24p Cinema Mode
    Auto Backlight Compensation
    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
    built-in speaker
    date/time stamp
    face detection
    histogram display
    in-camera red-eye fix
    x.v.Color technology