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Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 Camcorder Review

A melding of the Handycam camcorder and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

June 22, 2012
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Filter Diameter 67 mm
Sensor Type CMOS APS-C
Sensor Size 23.5mm x 15.6mm in.
Sensor Count 1
External Mic Input
  • 1/8
Other Audio Features 2-channel stereo option
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Included Mount No
Wearable No
3D Capable No
Battery Type Removable Lithium-Ion Pack
Battery Model Number NP-FV70/FV100
Width 91 mm
Height 130 mm
Depth 223 mm
Weight with Battery & Memory 645 g
Mic Hi/Low No
Zoom Mic No
Test Tone No
Audio Level Control Yes
Audio Level Display Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (Hot)
Built-in Mic 5.1-channel surround
Headphone Yes
Recording Media 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo
Maximum Aperture (Wide) 3.5
Wind Cut Yes
Focal Length Minimum 18
Video Pixel Count (gross) 16.7
Still Pixel Count (effective) 16.1
Focal Length Maximum 200
Slow Motion Modes
  • None
35mm Focal Length Minimum 29
35mm Focal Length Maximum 322
Video Pixel Count (effective) 13.6
Still Pixel Count (gross) 16.7
Maximum Aperture (Tele) 6.3

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Sony Handycam HDR-CX700V Comparison
  18. Canon Vixia HF G10 Comparison
  19. Panasonic HC-X900M Comparison
  20. Conclusion
  21. Photo Gallery
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