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Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Sony Handycam NEX-VG10. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the battery and memory. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality, zoom

portability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The zoom and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the battery and memory, while comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, zoom, design, image quality

portability, memory, battery

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NEXVG10 Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder (Black)Sony NEXVG10 Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10


Using Sony's recently launched E-mount lens range for its NEX still cameras, the NEX-VG10 promises to be the first consumer camcorder on the market to support lens swapping.


Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (

First Look: Sony NEX-VG10, a camcorder that takes Sony DSLR lenses


This hi-definition camcorder has a neat lens-swapping trick

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: coby (

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10


In the declining video camera segement its maybe too little too late for as it now has to compete against normal DSLR such as Canon 550D 5Dmk11 and the Panasonic GH1 - that ll offer 1080p video, interchangeable lenses and the same flexibility of...

use of interchangeable lenses and pro inputs

LOW bit rate to take advantage of sensor

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Type:NP-FV70
Video recording time:5.5


Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:11


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen: No


Face detection: No

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:14.6

Lens System

Filter Size:6.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.4 - 360
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 200
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:11

Light exposure

Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 6.3
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:SEL-18200
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Stylus pen: No

Ports & interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):30 - 1/4000
Shutter speed (video):1/4 - 1/4000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000


Camcorder media type:HDD
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.2

White balance

White Balance:Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent