|11.1x||1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels||16.7MP||1.8"||Sep 2013|
|Optical Zoom||Max Video Resolution||Total Megapixels||Optical Sensor Size||Release Date|
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|3 Reviews + 1 Award|
|4 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 76?
It has great expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
The NEX-VG30 has some great features:
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One Industry Award
This Sony video camera was given a "Recommended" award by website Digitaltrends.com who concluded that this Sony camcorder was very good.
Excellent Expert Reviews
Video camera expert review website Digitaltrends.com scored this Sony video camera 90%. This puts this video camera in the top 13% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.
Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews
Based on 9,817 expert and user reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Disappointing Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,678.95 it is in the most expensive 1% of video cameras.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This Sony video camera has been on the market since September 2013.
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the NEX-VG30 of 16.7MP is bigger than 91% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution
This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.
Heavier Than Average
The NEX-VG30's weight of 1.4kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 87% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.
Very Large Optical Sensor Size
The NEX-VG30's optical sensor size of 1.8" is larger than 99% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8".
Average Optical Zoom
The NEX-VG30's optical zoom of 11.1x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 60% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
The NEX-VG30 does not have an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders do have an image stabilizer.
4912 X 2760 Still Image Resolution
The Sony NEX-VG30 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4912 x 2760. That's over six times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.
The NEX-VG30 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Sony NEX-VG30 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 57% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom
The NEX-VG30's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than 98% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.
Has a Microphone in
The NEX-VG30 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.
Does Not Support PictBridge
Like most other camcorders, the NEX-VG30 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.
Features Auto Focus
The NEX-VG30 features auto focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature auto focus.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the NEX-VG30 of only 322mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 15% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.
Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Sony NEX-VG30's effective megapixels (movie) of 16.1MP is higher than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.
Has a Face Detection
The NEX-VG30 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.
Features Noise Reduction
The Sony NEX-VG30 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 99% of video cameras do not feature noise reduction.
The NEX-VG30 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The NEX-VG30 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The NEX-VG30 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.
Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number
Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the NEX-VG30 of 6.3 is in the highest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.
Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The NEX-VG30's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
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