Sony NEX-VG30, NEX-VG30H, NEX-VG30E, NEX-VG30EH Camcorder Operating Guide

The NEX-VG30 camcorder features the same sensor format that Sony builds into its standard size DSLR cameras. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor makes capturing high-quality, cinematic video with a shallow depth of field a breeze.

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


Adjusting for shooting conditions
Playback on the camcorder
Playing images on a TV

Advanced operations

Deleting movies and photos

Saving movies and photos with a computer

Useful functions available if you connect the camcorder to a computer
Preparing a computer
Starting PlayMemories Home
Using Image Data Converter
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
Getting detailed information from the Handycam Handbook

Additional information

Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos

Quick reference

Screen indicators
Parts and controls

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