Newly leaked images of the upcoming Sony NEX-VG30 show a camera that’s very similar to the current NEX-VG20 model. However, the most notable difference is the inclusion of a new power zoom lens mounted on the compact APS-C camcorder.
Based on the size of this lens and the past kit lenses for this series, I would presume that this is an 18-200mm kit lens (probably with a f/3.5-5.6 aperture as well). This could be the breakout features that turns the VG30 into a competent consumer camera. In my opinion, the manual zoom lens on the prior models was the thing keeping these out of consumers’ hands. [Read more…]