NEX-VG20
Unleash your creativity with Sony’s new interchangeable lens
Handycam® NEX-VG20 camcorder. Featuring a 16.1-megapixel Exmor™
APS HD CMOS sensor for gorgeous depth of field, this camcorder is in
a class of its own. Record 1920x1080/24p AVCHD™ video for smooth
cinematic scene content and capture DSLR-like photos in RAW and
JPG.
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.
Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
The same sensor format that
Sony builds into the standard
size α 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.
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.
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. Combined with 24p
recording, you’ll have some of the
tools you need to fulfill your need
for cinematic expression.
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.
Quad Capsule Spatial Array
Stereo Microphone
High quality video requires high
quality audio. The Quad Capsule
Spatial Array stereo microphone
contains four precision placed
microphone capsules that are
perfectly angled at 45 degrees
to provide exceptional front-side
directivity and stereo separation.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced controls with
expanded focus, zebra, and
peaking
The NEX-VG20 provides advanced
capture and control features that
are often considered the domain
of professional cameras including
expanded focus for precise
manual focus control, zebra and
peaking for precision focus and
exposure adjustments.
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
Accepts α
display, delivering more natural,
lenses5
realistic colors and easier viewing
Using the LA-EA2 adaptor (sold
in bright conditions by reducing
separately), you can attach the full
glare. The swivel display also allows
selection of α A- an E-mount system
for easy viewing of the LCD in
lenses, which includes 27 current
different shooting positions.
models, dozens of Minolta A-mount
Dual Accessory Shoes (Alpha
lenses, and an installed base
Hot/ Universal Cold)
of millions of lenses worldwide.
Operational restrictions apply.5
The dual accessory shoes open
the door to many accessories for
®
Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD
both still and video photography,
Platinum 11
including shotgun microphones
Included free of charge via
and external flash lighting.
download, Sony Vegas® Movie
Six Creative Style settings
Studio HD Platinum 11 allows
you to easily add video effects,
Control how the camera processes
background music, titles, text,
your images with six finishing
transitions, and much more.
styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait,
Everything you need to create
Landscape, Sunset and B&W.
dramatic HD movies like a pro.
You can even fine-tune contrast,
Share your creations via DVD,
saturation, and sharpness to your
Blu-ray Disc™ media, or upload to
personal taste.
the web – all from one easy to use
Auto HDR (Photo Mode)
program.
Full Manual Control
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. Ideal for situations
where severe backlighting is
present and other high-contrast
scenes. (Recommended for still
subjects.)
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.
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. Ideal for minimizing
subject movement in low lighting
conditions.
Handheld Twilight (Photo Mode)
Eight White Balance Modes
Specifications
Camera
Lens Mount
E-mount
Recording
Still Image
Size 3:2
L (16.0M): 4912 x
3264 M (7.1M):
3568 x 2000 S
(4.0M): 2448 x 1624
Video Mode
AVCHD: 1920 x
1080/ 60p/24p
60i (FX/FH);
FX- 24Mbps,
FH - 17Mbps;
1440x1080/60i HQ
-9 Mbps
Optics/Lens
Focal Length
(35mm
equivalent)
Photo Mode:
27mm-300mm;
Video Mode:
32.4mm-360mm
(35mm equivalent)
(included
SEL18200 lens)
Power
Consumption
(in
Operation)
Software
Supplied
Software
PMB (Picture
Motion Browser)
v5.2
Operating
System
Compatibility
Windows XP SP2
(32bit), Vista
SP2 (32/64 bit),
Windows 7 (32/64
bit)
Service and Warranty
Information
Limited
Warranty
Term
Shutter
Speeds
Advanced Features
Advanced
User
Interface
Dimensions
(Approx.)
Approx. 1 15/16"
x 1 3/16" x 3
1/4" (Approx
Weight
(Approx.)
Approx. 1 lb 6 oz
(645g) (body only,
excluding battery)
Approx.2lb
13oz(NP-FV70)
(supplied battery)
(with SEL18200
LENS)
Accessories
Easy-tounderstand
Graphic Display
Interface
SD Output
Power
Composite
Video Out(A/V
connecting
cable(supplied))
Component Video
Out(Component
A/V
cable(supplied))
S Video Out(A/V
connecting cable
with S Video(sold
separately))
1 Year Parts & 90
days labor
Weights and Measurements
Drive System
Auto: 1/30 - 1/4000
(Movie) , 30
seconds - 1/4000
(Still); Manual: 1/4 1/4000 (Movie) , 30
seconds - 1/4000
(Still)
HD:4.4W(with
SEL 18200 Lens),
STD:4.2W(with SEL
18200 Lens)
Optional
Accessories
Rechargeable
InfoLITHIUM
Batteries ( FV70 /
FV100)
AC Adaptor /
Charger for V
series batteries
(AC-VQV10)
Travel Charger
(BC-TRV)
HDMI Cable (mini)
(VMC-30MHD)
Tripod (VCT-80AV)
Supplied
Accessories
Sony Vegas®
Movie Studio
HD Platinum
10 download
coupon4
Large Eyecup
Body mount cap
Lens rear cap
AC-PW10AM
Battery Charger
AC Power cord
NP-FV70 Lithium
ion rechargeable
battery
USB cable (Mini B)
CD-ROM
4. Mac OS® not supported.
5. Attaching Sony A-mount lens requires LA-EA2 adaptor sold sep. Manual focus and full open aperture shooting only.
7. Auto Focus is only available with Sony E-Mount lenses
8. Requires VMC-UAM1 cable, AC power for camcorder, and FAT-32 hard drive less than 2TB (Terabytes) sold sep
© 2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Handycam, Optical SteadyShot, Exmor, TruBlack, Xtra Fine LCD, Memory Stick PRO Duo,
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick Duo are trademarks of Sony. Vegas is a trademark of Sony Creative Media. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. HDMI is a trademark of
HDMI Licensing LLC. Blu-ray Disc and its logo are trademarks. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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