Sony NEX-VG30H Interchangeable Lens HD Handycam Camcorder (with Lens)

Sony
Product #:
SYV203
Manufacturer #:
NEXVG30H
UPC:
027242860834

- Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom Lens
- Exmor APS-C Sized 16.1MP CMOS Sensor
- Direct Power Zoom with Variable Speed
- XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with Eye Sensor
- Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone
- Microphone Jack with Audio Level Control
- Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 Download
- High Res 16MP RAW and JPEG Stills @ 6fps
- Compatible with Sony E-Mount Lenses
- Comprehensive Manual Controls

Screen Size:
3.0"
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.
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Megapixels:
16.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Lens Type:
E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS(SELP18200)
Lens Type:
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Overview

Overview

Impressive film-like recording, in-camera Picture Effects, an included 11x powered optical zoom lens and more make capturing your creative vision a reality with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder. With approximately 19.5x the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP APS-C sensor delivers phenomenally shallow depth-of-field and breathtaking quality. To keep things clear, built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is perfect for hand-held action sequences and shooting in unsteady situations. Premium video is supported with premium sound via the Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround microphone, while the built-in XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder produces high-contrast playback with fine detail. The included 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens brings your subjects closer with smooth and silent zooming.

16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor

With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorders, the 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor makes getting cinematic video with a shallow depth of field video a breeze.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ EVF w/ eye sensor

There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12

Included free of charge via download, Sony Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 allows you to easily add video effects, background music, titles, text, transitions, and much more. Everything you need to create dramatic HD movies like a pro. Share your creations via DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ media, or upload to the web – all from one easy to use program.

Comprehensive Manual Control

Take full control over Iris, Gain and Shutter via easily accessible buttons on the side of your camera. With full manual control 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-VG30 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.

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.

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).

Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control

The NEX-VG30 was built with an all new powered zoom seesaw lever for variable and constant speed electronic zooming. The easily accessible lever supports 2x digital zoom that can be used with both variable and fixed focal length lenses.

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.

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.

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.

Multi-Interface Shoe

Unlike conventional camcorders, the NEX-VG30 also features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam® accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting. Attach an optional XLR adapter to the Multi-Interface shoe to elevate audio quality.

AF/MF switch for creative control

Whether you’re shooting video or still images the attached 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.

Sony E-mount 18-200mm OSS image stabilized zoom lens included

The new NEX-VG30H ships with a new Sony E-Mount 3.5-6.3 OSS zoom lens. The new lens provides an 11x zoom ratio for superior versatility. Take advantage of 6 selectable zoom speeds. The result is convenient and smooth zooming for your productions. Made to shoot video, it also includes a silent auto-focus system coupled with Optical Steadyshot™ image stabilization with Active Mode3, giving you the flexibility of a removable lens with the ergonomics and operability of a Handycam® camcorder.

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. 

Accepts DSLR A- and E-mount lenses

Using the LA-EA2 adaptor with translucent mirror technology and a built-in AF motor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of A- and E-mount system lenses, which includes all current models, dozens of Minolta A-mount lenses, and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.  Videographers may also use the LA-EA1 mount adaptor for standard A-mount lens compatibility.

Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode built-in supplied lens compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video.

Picture Effects

Picture Effects adds a new level of expression to photos and video, making ordinary images and scenes come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. (Movie and Still: Posterization,Pop Photo, Partial Color, High contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera)(Still Only:Soft Focus,Miniature)

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. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor, especially when you're changing lenses in-between video sessions. 

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Specifications

Brand
Sony - Sony cameras
Image Sensor
Color Filter System: RGB Primary color filters
Color Filter System:
The amount of pixels on a camera sensor that are used when an image is captured. Although sometimes smaller than the total pixel count, it is an insignificant difference.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0"
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: Xtra Fine LCD™ 270 degree swivel display
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 921K
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Type of Microphone: Built-in Microphone
Type of Microphone:
Type or brand of microphone used to capture audio.

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Image Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor(23.5 x 15.6mm)
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Accessory Shoe: Multi interface Shoe
Accessory Shoe:
Similar to a hot shoe, but most likely lacking electrical contacts for communication with the camera. Refers to a slot where various accessories will be mounted to the camera. Also referred to as a Cold Shoe.

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USB Port: mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
USB Port:
This is a type of port used to connect a camera to a computer via a USB cable.

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Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Requirements:
This is the battery or adapter necessary to power a device.

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Earphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Earphone Jack:
This is a jack used to connect headphones to a device for audio monitoring.

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Speaker: Monoral Speaker
Speaker:
This is a speaker used for audio playback on a camera or camcorder.

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Total Pixels: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Total Pixels:
The total amount of pixels. Describes the detail an image holds.

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Microphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Microphone Jack:
This jack allows microphones to be plugged into a camera or camcorder for audio capture.

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Minimum Illumination: 9 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed F3.5)
Minimum Illumination:
Minimum illumination indicates the minimum amount of light required to see a ‘useful’ image generated by a camera. It is measured with a light meter and the specification is expressed in lux. When comparing minimum illumination specifications, it is important to know the conditions under which measurements were made, because the specifications vary with parameters such as video levels, shutter speed, gain, and F-number.

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Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode(included SELP18200 lens)
Image Stabilization:
This is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Image stabilization helps in low light situations using slower shutter speeds.

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Viewfinder: Swivel EVF 1.3cm (0.5 type) 2359kdots
Viewfinder:
The eye level device you look through to compose the image.

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Recharging Time: (Charging time with supplied Battery) : Yes(Approx. 3h 15min)
Recharging Time:
The amount of time it takes to recharge a battery.

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Megapixels: 16.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: Auto: 1/48-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/60-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still) Manual: 1/3-1/10000 (movie: 24p), 1/4-1/10000 (movie: other), 30s-1/4000 (Still)
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Remote Control: RMT-835
Remote Control:
An external device that can be used to activate the shutter in a camera so no physical contact with the camera is necessary. There are both wired and wireless remote controls for various applications.

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Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type:
Blades or some type of cover that controls the time during which light reaches the film or sensor. Older cameras use mechanical shutters while new cameras use electronic shutters.

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Self Timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image)
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Focus Control
Face Detection: Yes (Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority)
Face Detection:
Type of face detection that a camera has.

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A/V Mode
Audio Recording: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Audio Recording:
Describes the camera's audio recording capability. Will describe the type of microphone and any additional XLR/miniphone jacks.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: Approx.4 1/8in x 5 5/8in x 11 5/8in (103mm x 140mm x 294mm ) (WxHxD with supplied lens and hood); Lens: 93.2 x 99mm (wide end) , 93.2 x 174.0mm (tele end
Dimensions:
The measurements of an object.

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Weight: Approx.3lb 2oz (1420g) (with NP-FV70 supplied battery and SELP-18200 LENS); Lens: 22.9oz. (649g)
Weight:
The physical weight of the item without packaging.

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Color: Black
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
Flash Type: Multi interface Shoe
Flash Type:
This is the type of flash used to add more light to an image.

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Flash Modes: Auto/Forced/Slow Sync./Rear Sync./Prohibited
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Metering System:
The metering system measures the amount of light in a scene. It calculates the best exposure values based on the amount of light.

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Exposure Compensation: Yes(+/-2EV , 1/3EV Step)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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Interface
Video Output Terminal: HDMI Analog
Video Output Terminal:
A terminal for video output.

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Audio Output: Input: 1/8" (3.5mm) Output: 1/8" (3.5mm)
Audio Output:
An audio output jack for a device.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
White Balance: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance:
White Balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

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Meter Modes: Metering : Still Mode Only: 63 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor Metering Modes : Still Mode Only: Multi-segment, touch spot Metering Sensitivity : Still Mode Only: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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Exposure Control: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel); Manual(Dial)
Exposure Control:
Controls to get the correct exposure for a photo.

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Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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ISO Speed: Still Mode Only: Auto,Manual(100 to 25600)
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Drive Modes: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Continuous/Bracket 0.3EV/Bracket 0.7EV
Drive Modes:
Also referred to as release modes, cameras often have several different modes in which they will capture images including: single shot, continuous drive (low and high), self timer, and mirror lock-up.

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Continuous Shooting Speed: 6fps
Continuous Shooting Speed:
Refers to the number of frames that can be captured per second (fps = frames per second).

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Battery Type: jInfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series) NP-FV70/FV100
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Recording Data
Image Formats: HD Video: AVCHD 2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)) SD Video: MPEG2-PS Stills: JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Brand
Brand: Sony
Memory Card Specs
Memory Card Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card
Memory Card Type:
The type or brand of the memory card. Common types of memory cards are SD, Memory Stick, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and Compact Flash.

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Memory Card Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
Memory Card Type:
The type or brand of the memory card. Common types of memory cards are SD, Memory Stick, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and Compact Flash.

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Focusing Control
AF Points: 25 points
AF Points:
Refers to Autofocus points on a digital camera. A camera can have as many as 51 AF points.

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Camera Attributes
AF Area Mode: Multi Point AF(25 points)
AF Area Mode:
A term used by Nikon to describe the various functionality of their advanced AF systems. The various modes are Single Point, Dynamic, and Automatic.

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Camera Type: Interachangeable lens HD Camcorder
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Lens Mount: E-mount
Lens Mount:
The type of lens mount.

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Lens
Digital Zoom: Yes(×2.0)
Digital Zoom:
A function of a digital camera that makes an image seem close-up.

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Focal Length: Photo Mode: 27mm-300mm; Video Mode: 32.4mm-360mm (35mm equivalent) (included SEL18200 lens)
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Hardware & Software Data
Software Included: Vegas® Movie Studio HD Platinum 12 included via download to PC4
Software Included:
Software that is included with a product.

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Lens Specs
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 1ft(wide end) - 1.6ft (tele end) (0.3m(wide end) - 0.5m (tele end))
Lens Min. Focus Distance:
The shortest distance that a lens can focus.

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Lens Filter Size: 67mm
Lens Filter Size:
The size of the filter that fits the lens.

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Minimum Aperture: Included SELP18200: F22(wide end) - F40(tele end)
Minimum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Lens Magnification Factor: 0.35x (APS-C)
Lens Magnification Factor:
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.

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Elements / Groups: 12 groups, 17 elements (5 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED-glass element)
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Lens Type: E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS(SELP18200)
Lens Type:
This is the type of lens.

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Angle of View (diagonal): 76 degrees
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: Included SELP18200: F3.5(wide end) - F6.3(tele end)
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Focus Type: Contrast AF
Focus Type:
The type of focus of the lens from full manual control to auto focus.

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In The Box

Sony NEX-VG30H Interchangeable Lens HD Handycam Camcorder (with Lens)
Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70) 
Component A/V Cable 
Body cap 
Lens front cap 
Large eye cup 
Operating Guide
AC Adaptor 
A/V Connecting Cable 
Zoom Lens(E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS) 
Lens rear cap 
CD-ROM("Handycam" Application Software) 
Power Cord 
USB Cable 
Lens hood 
Wind screen 
Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) 

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