I choose this camera for numerous reasons. On the whole, I am very impressed with the performance and quality of footage the VG20 can produce. It’s lens heaviness can become awkward too. Actually, I bought this cam because of the unique colour in the first place. And archieves slightly better quality than the High end 7D sensor. Now for the Cons. Recordable time, remaining capacity Media: The camera also captures 5.
On AF IQ is stunning and colour is absolutely gorgeous. It’s lens heaviness can become awkward too. No XLR ports but i always get my sound recorded on an external device so its not a problem for me. Im a first year film student and I love using the VG20 for my class projects. I almost never shoot handheld unless I have to. You can spend x more, but this camera has the goods in terms of image quality and pro features. The camera suffers from the DSLR rolling shutter due to the sensor size. Easy-to-understand graphic display Anti Motion Blur:
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type. Now for the Cons. Wondrousbright, brilliant colour rendering, sharp, sharp, sharp lens!!! You have no xlr ports. Its not an easy does it all family vacation camera, but for indie filmmaking and documentary, even commercial and tv spot use its perfect. The lack of color profiles. The touch screen interface is obviously slightly playstationy, however the ease at which you can touch to focus, as well as set tracking points becomes undeniably convenient no matter how much of a purist you may be.
Large, super sensitive APS size sensor.
You will be Very Happy, as I am. It produces great results, but the basically same results can now be achieved with Sony’s Nex 5 and 7, which cost only a portion of what the VG20 costs. In fact, the ergonomics of this second-generation NEX camcorder are greatly improved. The lens that comes with this camera is sharp and well saturated, although Sony’s picture profile tends to boost both of these.
Be the first to review this item. No XLR ports but i always get my sound recorded on an external device so its not a problem for me. No Longer Available Update Location close. Rated 4 out of 5 by Alex from Mostly Pros, but notable cons.
I bought this camera as an independent filmmaker and i am very pleased. Wonder Sensor is extremely!!
Sony NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens HD Handycam NEXVG20H B&H
When the LCD panel is closed, the assignable control dial is now accessible to the operator. Yes Priority Setting for Face Detection: At 2k is hard to beat for the price.
Without these functions the video I produced would have been impossible. Rated 5 out of 5 by Alcan from A great Camera on a wonderful price Out of the box its great as you can set it up pretty quickly and start shooting high quality video on a sensor that its a little bigger than the one on the Canon 7D. The big plus for this camera is the 60p at ! This is a great option if you love the look DSLR’s can produce, and can’t get over some of their shortcomings.
In above mentioned penguin enclosure I could hardly see, and I had zebra flashing in the part of picture shorf is easy to control. All are sold separately. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The touch screen isn’t for everyone, but you will get used to how to use it efficiently.
Not specified by manufacturer 4 aspheric elements. My work rented this camera for a shoot and I was pleased with the quality. The lack of a servo-zoom. Things that you would want or even expect on a video camera at this price point are missing because of inclusion of many DSLR features.
I almost never shoot handheld unless I have to. Sony has packed many of the things that have people clambering after DSLR’s into this camera. It could use a little more features but understanding that the price is beneath the bucks professional mark, what you get here is a high end prosumer model that is capable of very professional settings and high quality film.
Short Film – Sony NEX-VG20 – video test
Viewfinder, stereo audio in with manual levels and headphone out. Trade In Your Gear for Cash.
The lens is very high quality and solid build, much easier to operate smoothly than my Canon DSLR lenses. I used the expanded focus feature and the peaking function to obtain extremely sharp video.
In my opinion this is huge at this price range.