Last Updated: April 6, 2012 1:17 PM

First published: April 1, 2012

Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lens camcorder

Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism Anti Dust

AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)) 1920x1080 30p (29.97p), recorded in 60i (59.95i) FX- 24Mbps, FH - 17Mbps; 1440x1080/60i HQ -9 Mbps

BIONZ image processor

25-point Auto Focus

sRGB, AdobeRGB

Alpha hot shoe, universal cold shoe in handle

14 megapixels 7 fps burst stills (no RAW)

3.0" 180 degree swivel display (921K dots) Xtra Fine LCD

Swivel EVF 0.43 Xtra Fine w/ 1152K dots viewfinder

mini HDMI

Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/SD/SDHC media (Class 4)

2 lb 12 oz

NP-FV70 Lithium ion rechargeable battery $99.99

AC-PW10AM Battery Charger

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10

SEL18200 18-200 mm (27mm-300mm (35mm equivalent)) 67mm Diameter 11x Optical SteadyShot (OSS, Active Mode) F3.5/F22 (wide end) - F6.3/F40 (tele end) 7 Circular aperture blades, 4 (5 surface) Aspheric Elements, 1 ED-glass element, 12 groups, 17 elements, 1ft (wide end) - 1.6ft (tele end) Minimum Focus Distance, E-Mount lens


α NEX camera mount adapter Sony/Konica Minolta A-mount lens LA-EA1 $199 MSRP

SAM Lenses (Smooth Autofocus Motor)

SSM Lenses (SuperSonic Motor)

VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter for use with the SEL16F28 Wide Angle lens, provides 180° $149.99

NP-FV100 Lithium ion rechargeable battery MSRP $159.99

NP-FV70 Lithium ion rechargeable battery MSRP $99.99

NP-FV50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery MSRP $59.99

LCS-VCD carrying case $129.99

BC-TRV travel charger $49.00

AC-VQV10 Camcorder Charger $149.99

Shoulder Strap for NEX-VG10, MSRP $34.99

CLM-V55BDL bundle - 5" Portable monitor (CLMV55), rechargeable battery pack (NP-FM500H) and portable charger (BC-TRM) $499.99


version 3 2011/12/15

Using an α A-mount lens with the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor $399 MSRP, with phase-detection AF feature

Peaking Level/ Peaking Color in manual focus

version 2 2010/11/18


no XLR, only mini jack

no meter

no level control

headphone jack

front-side directivity Quad Capsule (angled at 45 degrees?) Spatial Array stereo mic

Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

no 24p

biggest problem

successor - NEX-VG20 (Aug 2011)

24p, 60p (no 30p)

faster auto focus

focus assist

5.1 channel surround sound

audio level control

16.1MP RAW 6fps


270° touchscreen LCD


remote control

new buttons, layout

Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11