Online retailers are accepting pre-orders for the previously leaked Sony NEX-VG30 camcorder with Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens. The full-frame interchangeable lens camcorder can capture high-resolution, 16MP RAW and JPEG still photos at 6fps, and is able to shoot cinematic video with a shallow depth of field and clear low-noise. The NEX-VG30 features a power zoom seesaw lever for a smooth manual zoom, a Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder with 2,359,000 dot resolution, and the Sony E-Mount for the addition of Sony E-Mount lenses.
The 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Power Zoom lens features silent auto-focus, optical image stabilization and an 11x zoom ratio. Other features include the same Quad Capsule Spatial Array stereo microphone found on earlier VG camcorders, a 3.5mm audio input, comprehensive manual controls and a media card slot for Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The Sony NEX-VG30 also includes a free download of Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 for adding effects, background music and more.