Sony NEX-VG20 - PAL - Interchangeable Lens 1920x1080 Full HD Handycam Camcorder Body with E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens


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About Sony

The Sony NEX-VG20H Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder (Body Only) is the updated, second generation of the large-sensor Handycam camcorder, featuring an even higher-resolution CMOS chip and new 24p & 60p recording modes at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The VG20H comes with a versatile 11x lens (18-200mm - 32.4-360mm equivalent in the 35mm world for video), an f/3.5-6.3 OSS model that is video-optimized to silently autofocus while providing optical image stabilization for potentially shaky shots. Though it shares strengths with DSLRs, the NEX-VG20H also succeeds where those cameras fall short. Physically a camcorder, it's specifically designed for shooting motion video with ease and comfort.

In fact, the ergonomics of this second-generation NEX camcorder are greatly improved. The NEX-VG20H features a new grip and belt design for more comfortable handheld operation. New buttons enable more efficient operation: there are new direct-access hard keys near the rear of the body, an expanded focus button for better manual focus and a second REC button that's more easily accessible during low-angle shooting, for when you're holding the NEX-VG20H by its pro-style handle.

Of course, the VG20H keeps the features that made its predecessor such a standout. The APS HD CMOS sensor is significantly larger than a conventional camcorder's and it's large enough to grant you creative control over what's in focus and what's not, facilitating cinematic-looking video. Manual control over all significant image parameters furthers this intimate level of engagement with captured image.

And unlike with DSLR cameras, there's a swiveling LCD screen, to show you what's in the frame as you shoot from any angle - the 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD now swivels 270deg.. It's also now a touchscreen, for direct control over menu functions. When the LCD panel is closed, the assignable control dial is now accessible to the operator.

Further enhancements for the NEX-VG20H include the capture of RAW still images (up to the sensor's 16.1 Mp size, of course) and 5.1 surround-sound recording with audio level control. Like the VG10, the NEX-VG20H records AVCHD files (up to 24 Mb/s) to either Memory Stick or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards and it adds Direct Copy of these files to hard drives.

Sony Features

  • Interchangeable lenses: 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
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video: For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone: High quality video requires high quality audio
  • Accepts a DSLR A- and E-mount lenses: Using the LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of a 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
  • Eight White Balance Modes: 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
  • Removable Flash Media slot: 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)
  • AF/MF switch for creative control: 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
  • Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor: The same sensor format that Sony builds into the standard size a 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
  • 16.1MP RAW Still Images at up to 6fps: 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
  • Mic/Headphone jacks: 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
  • 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD 270o swivel display (921k pixels): 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
  • Dual Accessory Shoes (Alpha Hot/ Universal Cold): The dual accessory shoes open the door to many accessories for both still and video photography, including shotgun microphones and external flash lighting
  • Auto HDR (Photo Mode): 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
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): 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
  • HDMI output for HD viewing: Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV via the camera's HDMI output (HDMI cable not included)
  • Up to 24Mbps AVCHD 2.0 video: 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
  • E-mount SEL18200mm OSS zoom lens: The Sony E-mount 18-200mm OSS lens provides an 11x zoom ratio for superior versatility
  • Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode3: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode3 built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video
  • Full Manual Control: 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
  • Six Creative Style settings: 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
  • Anti Motion Blur (Photo Mode): 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
  • 25-point Auto Focus: 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
  • Anti-Dust Technology: 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
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