Just ordered nex vg20

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NeilJones
NeilJones Veteran Member • Posts: 5,449
Just ordered nex vg20

Comes tomorrow.

Look forward to trying with my Sony 24-70 CZ lens and LA-EA2 adapter.
Should be a nice HEAVY set-up!


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NeilJones
NeilJones OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,449
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

First look at the photos on this cam are very impressive. I'll give the video a good try this evening. So far looks promising!
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rob_b Contributing Member • Posts: 698
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

Really, you have one in our hands, from a retail source. Do tell where!

NeilJones
NeilJones OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,449
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

rob_b wrote:

Really, you have one in our hands, from a retail source. Do tell where!

Amazon.com
They still have bodies available as of 11-4-11 9am eastern.

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kaktusss Regular Member • Posts: 417
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

Nice little toy
Will you post some sample from your super combo ?

JFScheck
JFScheck Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

I ordered mine today too via Amazon, should arrive by 8th even though they were out of stock when I ordered, Sony store shows in stock...
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DrewLavyne Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

Please post some reviews of the video! I'm upgrading from the VG!0 (a very capable camera) and the VG20 looks to have answered all of the complaints and missing bits on this go around...

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Newguy703 Regular Member • Posts: 477
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

is it compatible with i-movie? or final cut?

Joel Crawford New Member • Posts: 18
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I'm on my second one. The first one had a touch screen that
did not seem to work correctly. The second one is better,
although I find you have to press a bit harder on the
screen than I had expected.

Like the VG10, which I also have, this one is mostly
menu-driven. However, the manual dial does give
access to a single function. The exposure adjustment
is not continuous but in 1/3 stop increments. Unlike
the VG10, the dial does not have dentents, which seems
like the wrong combination. Either give me continuous
adjustment or give me detents. Smooth adjustment of
exposure during a pan will not be possible, as far
as I can seen.

The effective crop factor for video is less than the
VG10, which I really like, as I rarely use anything
but wide-angle lenses.

By the way, the 16mm pancake with the 0.75 wide-angle
adapter makes a surprisingly good combination, and it's
f 2.8 to boot. The edges are poor in still photos until
it's stopped well down.

I'm keeping the VG10, as its used value is no longer
great enough to warrant trading it in. I'm not entirely
sure I'll be keeping the VG20. I need to do a lot more
testing with it before I'm sure.

NeilJones
NeilJones OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,449
Re: Just ordered nex vg20

Mine went back.

A65 or a77 better choice.

Joel Crawford wrote:

I'm on my second one. The first one had a touch screen that
did not seem to work correctly. The second one is better,
although I find you have to press a bit harder on the
screen than I had expected.

Like the VG10, which I also have, this one is mostly
menu-driven. However, the manual dial does give
access to a single function. The exposure adjustment
is not continuous but in 1/3 stop increments. Unlike
the VG10, the dial does not have dentents, which seems
like the wrong combination. Either give me continuous
adjustment or give me detents. Smooth adjustment of
exposure during a pan will not be possible, as far
as I can seen.

The effective crop factor for video is less than the
VG10, which I really like, as I rarely use anything
but wide-angle lenses.

By the way, the 16mm pancake with the 0.75 wide-angle
adapter makes a surprisingly good combination, and it's
f 2.8 to boot. The edges are poor in still photos until
it's stopped well down.

I'm keeping the VG10, as its used value is no longer
great enough to warrant trading it in. I'm not entirely
sure I'll be keeping the VG20. I need to do a lot more
testing with it before I'm sure.

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paulcurtis Regular Member • Posts: 217
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NeilJones wrote:

Mine went back.

I really don't understand the VG20 i have to say. 3 times the cost of the Nex5 for the form factor?

It would make a bit more sense if they put a video orientated low pass filter in it and canned the 'photo' mode. And perhaps beefed up the scaling of the image down to HD size. In fact if they improved the scaling algorithms they'd have a killer video sensor on their hands.

You'd be better off saving up for an FS100, which is Sonys real low end 35mm camera and obviously the reason why the didn't do the above.

cheers
Paul

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JFScheck
JFScheck Regular Member • Posts: 221
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I have one for video and love it, the zoom that comes with it is really, really nice!
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