Sony NEX-VG10 HD Handycam Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony NEX-VG10 HD Handycam Camcorder PAL
14.2 effective megapixel ExmorTM APS HD CMOS sensor (19.5 times larger than conventional camcorder) for stunning HD movies with beautiful background defocus

Accepts E-mount interchangeable lenses plus A-mount (Alpha) DSLR lenses (via optional adaptor)

High quality audio with Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone and external mic input

7.5cm (3 inch-type) Xtra Fine LCD and electronic viewfinder


* Sensor: 23.4 x 15.6 mm Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor, 14.2 million effective pixels
* Video: FX : 1920 x 1080i @ 24Mbps, FH : 1920 x 1080i @ 16Mbps, MP4: 1440 x 1080i @ 9Mbps
* Frame rate: 60fps (59.94 fps) - North American models, 50fps - European models
* Image sizes: 3:2 : 4592x3056 (14M), 16:9 : 4592 x 2576 (12M)
* Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch, via Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone, External microphone input jack
* Dust reduction: Coating on low pass filter, Sensor-shift
* Lenses: Supplied with E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens, Sony E-mount, Sony Alpha lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses via adaptor (MF only, exclude power zoom lenses/tele-converters)
* Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot' system on selected lenses
* Focus: Manual, Single-shot AF, Continuous, Direct Manual Focus, AF (Multi/ Center/Flexible Spot)
* Shooting modes: Program, Aperture, Shutter priority, Manual, Anti-Motion Blur,Hand-Held Twilight
* Sensitivity: Auto (Range varies depending on shooting mode) ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 6400, ISO 12800, Gain : 0dB/3dB/6dB/9dB/12dB/15dB/18dB/21dB/24dB/27dB
* Metering modes: Multi-segment (49 segment Honeycomb pattern), Center-weighted, Spot
* Exposure compen.:-2.0 to +2.0 EV, 0.3 EV steps
* Shutter Speed: Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
- 1/25 - 1/4000 (Movie) , 30sec - 1/4000 (Still)
- 1/4 - 1/4000 (Movie) , 30sec- 1/4000 (Still)
* Minimum Illumination: 11 Lux (Shutter Speed:1/25sec, IRIS:F3.5, Gain:Auto)
Aperture values: Depends on lens, 0.3 EV steps
White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature/filter (2500 - 9900 K), Manual (Custom), Manual (Custom set)
Color space: sRGB
Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B&W
Viewfinder: Electronic, 0.43" XtraFine TruBlack LCD, 921,000 dots
LCD monitor: 3.0 XtraFine TruBlack LCD, 921,000 dots
Flash: External flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal, GN : 7 meters, Flash Sync: 1/160sec
Flash modes: Auto, On, Off, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync.,Red-eye reduction on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode
Drive modes (Still): Single-frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Mirror-up release mode
Self-timer (Still): 10 sec or 2 sec
Connectivity: HDMI out (with PhotoTV HD and BRAVIA Sync), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video out (NTSC or PAL), Stereo headphone jack, External stereo mic input jack, DC IN jack
Storage: Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power: NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1650 mAh), Battery charger included, Optional AC adapter
Battery life: 330 min. continuous video recording (with the optional NP-FV100, FH mode)

97 x 132 x 294 mm (inc. supplied lens and hood)
85 x 130 x 223 mm (body only)

Weight: 1.3 kg (with lens and accessories)

In the Box

Large Eyecup
AC-PW10AM Battery Charger
USB Cable (Mini B)
SEL18-200 E-mount 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 with Lens Cap
Body Mount Cap
AC Power Cord
Lens Rear Cap
NP-FV70 Lithium ion Battery
Sony NEX-VG10 Manual


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Sony NEX-VG10 - A Wedding Filmmaker's Perspective
Rating: 5.0
By from Brisbane QLD, Australia on
Over the last 2 months I have read so many reviews and endured much really bad home video shot on this camera, however, none of these reviews addressed my needs as a wedding film-maker. Well, since I became an early adopter of this new hybrid camera I thought I would get the ball rolling with the first NEX-VG10 review from the perspective of someone who earns a living from wedding film-making...

To read the rest of the review & watch the sample videos go to Event Filmmaker:

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