Sony NEX-VG30H HD Camcorder Kit PAL with 18-200mm Lens

by Sony
Sony NEX-VG30H HD Camcorder Kit PAL with 18-200mm Lens
Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
Exmor APS-C Sized 16.1MP CMOS Sensor
Direct Power Zoom with Variable Speed
XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with Eye Sensor
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
Microphone Jack with Audio Level Control
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Free
High Res 16MP RAW and JPEG Stills @ 6fps
Compatible with Sony E-Mount Lenses



Audio System : Dolby(R) Digital 5.1ch / 2ch
Audio Dubbing 12bit : NO
Built in Microphone : YES (Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone)
Built in Speaker : YES
Surround Recording : YES


Image Device:
Size - APS-C type, (23.5 X 15.6mm) Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filters
ClearVid technology : NO
Exmor technology : YES
Advanced HAD technology : NO
Image Processor : BIONZ
x.v.Colour : NO
Number of Pixels Gross (K) : 16700
Number of Pixels Act Memory mode (K) : 16100
Focus : Full Range Auto - YES
Focus : Manual - YES
Manual Focus Key : Ring
Spot Focus (Touch Panel) : YES
Spot Meter : YES
Minimum Illumination (lux) : 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed F3.5)
SteadyShot (Image Stabilisation) : Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (included SELP18200 lens)
Face Detection : YES
Smile Shutter : NO
D-range Optimiser : YES
Night Shot : NO
Camera Noise Reduction : YES
Shutter Speed -
Auto: 1/48-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/50-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still) - Manual: 1/3-1/10000 (movie), 30s-1/4000 (Still)
White Balance : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
Scene Selection : NO
Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO) : NO
Golf Shot : NO
Auto Slow Shutter : NO
Backlight Compensation : YES
Smooth Slow Rec : NO
Interval Rec.: NO
Fader : NO
Telemacro : NO

Flash / Light

Flash : NO
Video light : NO


Video Input : NO
Video Output : YES (STD and HD)
S-Video Input : NO
S-Video Output : NO
i.LINK (DV) Input : NO
i.LINK (DV) Output : NO
USB Input : YES (Hi-Speed USB2.0)
USB Output : YES (Hi-Speed USB2.0)
Component Video Output : YES
HDMI Output : YES
External Microphone Input : YES (Stereo Minijack)
Headphone Jack : YES (Stereo Minijack)

Lens / Zoom

Lens : SEL-18200
Interchangeable Lens : YES
F : 3.5-6.3
f (Focal Distance) (mm) : 18-200
f (35mm conversion) : Camera mode (mm) - 29-322
f (35mm conversion) : Memory mode (mm) 3:2 Mode ; 27 - 300 / 16:9 Mode; 29-322
Wide Angle Lens : NO
Filter Diameter (mm) : 67
Zoom Ratio (Optical) : 11.1
Precision Digital Zoom : YES (2x)
Zoom Key : Lever

Still Image Recording

Still image recording on Memory Stick : YES
Still image recording on internal HDD : NO
Compression of still image : JPEG, RAW
Image Size : Max 16:9 Mode; 4912x2760 (14M) / 3:2 Mode; 4912x3264 (16M)
Burst Record : YES
Burst Record Auto Exposure Bracketing : YES
Burst Record Multi 9 Pictures : NO
Index Playback : YES
Memory Mix : NO
PictBridge compatibility : NO
Still Recording during Movie (Dual Rec) : NO


16:9 Wide (Full) Recording : YES
Start / Stop Rec button on LCD : YES
Zoom button on LCD ; NO
Automatic Geotagging by GPS : NO
Full HD Progressive Playback : YES
Accessory Shoe : YES
Battery Info : YES
InfoLITHUM System : YES
Picture Effects : YES
Digital Picture Effects : YES
Progressive Recording Mode : YES
Easy Handycam : NO

View Finder / LCD Monitor

LCD Type : Xtra Fine LCD
Hybrid LCD Screen : NO
LCD : Size 7.5cm / 3.0"
LCD : Pixels (dots) 921600
Touch Panel : YES
Viewfinder : 1.3cm / 0.5" Xtra Fine
Viewfinder : Pixel (K dots) 2359k equivalent

Recorder/ Player

Recording Media -
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / Memory Stick XC-HG Duo / SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

Movie Quality -
HD PS:Approx.28Mbps / FX:Approx.24Mbps / FH:Approx.17Mbps / HQ:Approx.9Mbps / LP:Approx.5Mbps. SD HQ:9Mbps
Visual Index : YES
Face Index : NO
Film Roll Index : NO
Map Index : NO
Playlist Edit : NO
Original Edit : NO
Highlight Playback : NO
Direct Copy : YES
One Touch Disc Burn Button : YES
Dubbing Button : NO
DVDirect Compatibility : YES (DVD Writer supported (sold separately))
Playback Zoom : NO

In the Box

Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
AC Adaptor
AV Cable
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV70
USB Cable
Editing Software
Wireless Remote Commander
Body cap
Wind shield
Lens Hood
Lens cap
Sony NEX-VG30H Manual


Reviewed by 2 Customers
Rating: 4.5
Sony NEX-VG30H HD Camcorder Kit PAL with 18-200mm Lens
Rating: 4.0
By from New-Caledonia on
Very good camcorder with lots and lots of possibilities. Very nice image with sometimes black too black in the mid lights.
Ergonomics with focus auto/manual command is not so easy. Sound is amazing.
I love this camcorder !
Sony NEX-VG30H HD Camcorder Kit PAL with 18-200mm Lens
Rating: 5.0
By from india on
superb camera good law light shotting

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