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Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG30H from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony NEXVG30EH Full HD Interchangeable Lens CamcorderSony NEXVG30EH Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y


Battery Type:NP-FV70
Battery voltage:6.8


Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:9
Progressive Scan:N


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921600


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):16.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Filter Size:6.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29 - 322
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 200
Image stabilizer:N
Interchangeable lens:Y
Maximum aperture number:6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):322
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29
Optical Zoom:11.1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AV,USB
Lens hood:Y

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S-Video In:Y
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):30 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (video):1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Maximum image resolution:4912 x 3264
Still image resolution(s):4912 x 2760,4912 x 3264


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Camera file system:Raw
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

White balance

White Balance:Auto