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

The most interesting thing about the new model is its ability to work with the new power zoom lenses.

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Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice

I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.

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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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