Sony NEX-VG30, NEX-VG30H, NEX-VG30E, NEX-VG30EH Camcorder Handycam Handbook

Whatever your genre, whatever your shooting style, take your moviemaking to the next level with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder and lens. Record richly-detailed, film-like footage with breathtaking quality thanks to its 16.1MP APS-C size sensor. Capture incredible audio via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone to fully realize your masterpiece. The included 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens brings your subjects closer with smooth and silent zooming.

Getting Started

Step 1: Checking supplied items
Step 2: Attaching the supplied accessories
Step 3: Charging the battery pack
Step 4: Attaching the lens
Step 5: Turning the power on, and setting the date and time
Step 6: Making setting adjustments before recording
Step 7: Inserting a memory card


Playback on the camcorder
Playing images on a TV

Advanced operations

Useful functions for recording movies and photos
Adjusting manually
Making good use of your camcorder

Saving movies and photos with a computer

Selecting the method for creating a disc (computer)
Importing movies and photos to a computer
Saving images on a disc

Saving images with an external device

Dubbing guide
Saving images on an external media device
Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder, etc.

Customizing your camcorder

Using menus
Menu lists
Shooting Mode (Items for selecting a shooting mode)
Camera/Mic (Items for customized shooting)
Image Quality/Size (Items for setting up image quality or size)
Edit/Copy (Items for editing)
Setup (Other setup items)

Additional information

Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos
Using your camcorder abroad
Maintenance and precautions

Quick reference

Screen indicators
Parts and controls

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