Along with the 35mm full frame NEX-VG900, Sony also brings the new Handycam NEX-VG30 to replace the NEX-VG20. The interchangeable lens camcorder sports a 16.1 Megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and is capable of recording smooth, cinematic Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p or 24p progressive frame rates, and capturing 16 Megapixel still images with support for RAW output. It is also capable of continuous burst rate of up to 6fps.
The VG30 Handycam includes 25-point Auto Focus, and CinemaTone technology that deepens the color and recreates film-like color tones, and is equipped with Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone for 5.1-channel audio recording. The camcorder offers aperture priority, shutter speed priority or manual exposure control, and advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra and peaking as well as Picture Effects for adding expression to photos and videos.
The NEX-VG30 gets the same XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF as the NEX-VG900 to provide high-contrast image monitoring. It also comes with a 3-inch Xtra Fine 270-degree swivel LCD display and offers HDMI output. The VG30 uses E-mount and you can use A-mount lenses using the optional LA-EA2 adapter. It is available as body-only for $1800, or you can get the NEX-VG30H kit model that includes the new SELP-18200 E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Power Zoom lens with quiet Auto Focus operation and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.