EVF monitor
Mic jack
Alpha shoe, Cold shoe
Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone
Headphone jack
Xtra Fine LCD monitor with TruBlack technology
Jog dial
MS/SD memory card slot
BIONZ image processing engine
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation unit
Main specifications of NEX-VG10E
Image sensor
Type APS-C type (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters
Total no. of pixels (approx.) 14.6 megapixels
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Supplied lens: SEL18200 (E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS) Lens configuration 12 groups, 17 elements (5 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED-glass element)
Focal length
(35mm equivalent)
In photo mode: 27 mm – 300 mm
In video mode: 32.4 mm – 360 mm (when used with NEX-VG10E)
No. of aperture blade 7 (Circular aperture)
Min. aperture F22 (wide end) – F40 (tele end)
Max. aperture F3.5 (wide end) – F6.3 (tele end)
Max. magnification 0.35x (APS-C)
Min. focusing distance 0.3 m (wide end) – 0.5 m (tele end)
Filter diameter 67 mm
(max. dia. x length)
75.5 x 99 mm (wide end), 75.5 x 174.0 mm (tele end)
Weight 524 g
Image stabilisation Optical SteadyShot (with Active mode)
  Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card
Recording system (movie)
Recording format AVCHD (50i)
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio recording format: Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Max. image size (pixels) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080
Total bitrate FX mode: approx. 24 Mbps
FH mode: approx. 17 Mbps
HQ mode: approx. 9 Mbps
Recording system (still image)
Recording format JPEG (DCF v.2.0, Exif v.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
Image size (pixels) Aspect ratio 3:2 L: 4592 x 3056 (14 M), M: 3344 x 2224 (7.4 M), S: 2288 x 1520 (3.5 M)
Aspect ratio 16:9 L: 4592 x 2576 (12 M), M: 3344 x 1872 (6.3 M), S: 2288 x 1280 (2.9 M)
Image quality mode JPEG Fine
White balance modes
  AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash,
C.Temp. / Filter, Custom
Shutter speeds
Auto 1/25 – 1/4000 sec.
Manual In video mode: 1/4 – 1/4000 sec. / In photo mode: 30 – 1/4000 sec.
  0 / 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21 / 24 / 27 dB
LCD monitor
Type 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
Total no. of dots 921,600 dots
Brightness control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Field coverage 100 %
EVF monitor
Type 1.1 cm (0.43-type) Xtra Fine
Total no. of dots 1,440,000 dots equivalent
Effective no. of dots 1,152,000 dots equivalent
Brightness control Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
Field coverage 100 %
Video / Audio output HDMI mini connector (Type-C)
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (φ 3.5 mm) x 1
Microphone input Stereo mini jack (φ 3.5 mm) x 1
PC interface USB2.0 mini-B Hi-speed (Mass-storage)
Compatible OS (USB connection)
  Windows® XP* SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows 7
Mac OS X (v 10.3 | v 10.6)
* 64-bit editions and Starter Edition not supported. Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) v 2.0 or greater required to burn images on discs.
Built-in microphone Yes (stereo)
Speaker Built-in, monaural, volume settings in 16 steps between 0 and 15
Power consumption 4.3 W
Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 or NP-FV100
Battery operating time Approx. 155 min. (with NP-FV70)
External power AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (supplied)
With supplied lens, battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included Approx. 1.3 kg i2 lb 12 oz.) (incl. lens hood, excl. wind screen)
Body only Approx. 620 g i1 lb 5 oz.j
Dimensions (W x H x D)
With supplied lens and hood Approx. 97 x 132 x 294 mm (3-7/8 x 5-1/4 x 11-1/2 in.)
Body only Approx. 85 x 130 x 223 mm (3-3/8 x 5-1/8 x 8-7/8 in.)
Operating temperature
  0 – 40°C / 32 – 104°F
Supplied accessories
  Battery Charger BC-VH1, AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM, Power Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV70, USB Cable, Wind Screen, Body Cap, Rear Lens Cap, Lens Hood, SEL18200 (E-mount 18-200mm zoom lens, incl. front lens cap), PMB Software CD-ROM (with handbook), Instruction Manual, Warranty Card
Main specifications of optional E-mount lenses
Model name SEL16F28 SEL1855
Description E 16mm F2.8 E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Focal Length* 24 mm 27 – 82.5 mm
Min. aperture F22 F22 – F32
Min. focus 0.24 m (0.8 ft.) 0.25 m (0.82 ft.)
Max. magnification* x0.078 x0.3
Dimensions (Dia. x L) (approx.) 62 x 22.5 mm (2-1/2 x 29/32 in.) 62 x 60 mm (2-1/2 x 2-3/8 in.)
Weight (approx.) 67 g (2.4 oz) 194 g (6.9 oz)

* 35mm equivalent

Specifications are subject to change without notice.


  • HDMI audio output only (no analog output terminal).
  • Only one viewing method (HDMI output, LCD monitor, or EVF) can be used at a time.
  • LCD monitor cannot be rotated to face the subject. (Forcibly rotating the monitor may result in damage.)
  • Batteries must be charged using the battery charger; in-camera charging is not supported.
  • Use of battery packs other than the Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV70 or NP-FV100 is not supported.
  • 5-level battery power icon display only (no "minutes remaining" display).
  • The battery level display built into battery chargers such as the BC-TRV, AC-VQH10 and AC-VQV10 may not function, or may display inaccurate battery level information, when charging batteries that have been used in the NEX-VG10E.
  • As with all lithium ion batteries, operating time may be significantly reduced at lower temperatures.
  • No zoom control on NEX-VG10E; zoom ring on lens must be rotated manually.
  • When using A-mount lenses (optional Mount Adaptor LA-EA1 required), autofocusing is disabled. In addition, other performance limitations may apply to some lenses.
  • Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets, and in certain printed wiring boards.
  • Recycled paper is used for the carton.
  • Paper is used for the packaging cushions.

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InfoLITHIUM is a lithium battery pack which can exchange data with compatible electronic equipment about its energy consumption. Sony recommends that you use the battery pack with electronic equipment bearing the InfoLITHIUM mark.
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