Sony NEX-VG10 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony NEX-VG10 
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General
Model Number: NEX-VG10 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1999.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2010-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 45.9 oz (1,300 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 3.8 x 5.2 x 11.6 in.
(97 x 132 x 294 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 14.6
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, Other),
3344 x 2224 (7.4 MP, 3:2),
3344 x 1872 (6.3 MP, Other),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG,  
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080
Movie Frame Rate: 60i, 60i
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount 
Kit Lens: Sony SEL18200 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 300 mm
Zoom Ratio: 11.10x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W) / f/6.3 - 40 (T)  
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 67mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 1,152K dots LCD 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 13.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (200-1600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Auto-lock accessory hotshoe (alpha), coldshoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type C), DC Input, External Mic Jack (Stereo mini 3.5mm) , External Headphone Jack (Stereo mini 3.5mm)  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FV70 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FV70 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 5.2; Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 download coupon 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: First consumer-grade interchangeable lens camcorder. Uses Sony NEX E-mount lenses. 

 


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