Sony NEX VG20 AVCHD camcorder
Unleash your creativity with Sony's new interchangeable lens Handycam camcorder. Featuring a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor for gorgeous depth of field, this camcorder is in a class of its own. Record 1920x1080/24p AVCHD video with smoother motion, capture DSLR-like photos in RAW and JPG, and capture 5.1-channel audio with the Quad Capsule Spatial Array microphone. To add even more creativity, choose from numerous A- and E-mount lens attachments. For easy framing of your subjects and simple control, the VG20 features a 3" touch-panel LCD with TruBlack technology for superb contrast and reduced glare.
- APS-Size 16.1 Mp Exmor CMOS Sensor
- Sony E-Mount for NEX Lenses
- Includes 18-200mm (11x) E-Mount Zoom
- 1920 x 1080 Recording Up to 60p
- 24 Mb/s AVCHD to Memory Stick Duo / SD
- 3.0" Touchscreen LCD
- Quad-Capsule Microphone & 5.1 Sound
- Cinematone Gamma / Color
- Direct Copy
The NEX-VG20 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses which are optimized for video shooting with silent operation and AF as well as Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses (via optional LA-EA2 A-mount adapter) to open up a world of creative options.
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the standard size Alpha DSLRs. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.
The NEX-VG20 can capture video in full 1920x1080 high definition at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray Disc™ media since the AVCHD™ 2.0 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray Disc format.
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
Enjoy incredible DSLR-quality detail and clarity with 16.1MP RAW still images and even catch fast action sequences with a continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.
The Sony E-mount 18-200mm OSS lens provides an 11x zoom ratio for superior versatility. Made to shoot video, it also includes a silent auto-focus system coupled with Optical Steadyshot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3, giving you the flexibility of a removable lens with the ergonomics and operability of a Handycam® camcorder.
High quality video requires high quality audio. The Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone contains four precision placed microphone capsules that are perfectly angled at 45 degrees to provide exceptional front-side directivity and stereo separation.
Dedicated mic and headphone inputs allow for attachment of external microphones (like shotgun microphone ECM-CG50 for pin point sound recording) and headphones to monitor sound.
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of α A- an E-mount system lenses, which includes 27 current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.
TruBlack™ technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to the camcorders 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ Touch Screen display, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare. The swivel display also allows for easy viewing of the LCD in different shooting positions.
With full manual control of Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain, White Balance , Recording Volume, via convenient hot keys and jog dial, you will be able to adapt to almost any lighting condition to get the best shot.
The NEX-VG20 provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
The dual accessory shoes open the door to many accessories for both still and video photography, including shotgun microphones and external flash lighting.
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, and Custom modes.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by taking three consecutive shots very quickly with different exposure values, then combining the best highlight/shadow detail from them for one incredible shot. Ideal for situations where severe backlighting is present and other high-contrast scenes. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Perfect for situations with poor lighting or when using a telephoto lens, Anti Motion Blur mode will take 6 consecutive shots in a split second, taking the best of each individual image, and creating a single image with superb clarity and detail. Ideal for minimizing subject movement in low lighting conditions.
Great for shots in the evening or times with little available light, Handheld Twilight mode will reduce the effect of camera shake when shooting a stationary subject by taking 6 consecutive shots then combining them all to create an image that you would have been almost impossible otherwise.
Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows while maintaining highlight detail. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
Twenty five AF points cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
Whether you’re shooting video or still images, the included 18-200mm lens will auto focus quietly and quickly, however if you want to utilize MF, this simple switch will put you in the driver’s seat.
Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV via the camera's HDMI® output (HDMI cable not included)
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor, especially when you're changing lenses in-between video sessions.
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the media card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (all sold separately).
1. Bit Rate is described by system rate(including movie, sounds and others).
2. PS mode(28Mbps) and FX mode(24Mbp) are peak bit rate.
3. When "STEADYSHOT" is set to "STANDARD" or "OFF".
4. Backlight brightness will automatically be set "Bright" when connected to AC adaptor.
5. Not available in the recording mode PS(60p/50p), FX(24p/25p/60i/50i) and FH(24p/25p)
6. inculding the projecting parts
7. including a battery pack and a media(if a lens hood is supplied, including it too.).
8. When using the AC adapater
9. Recording mode and media are default settings.
10. The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity