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Canon Legria HF G30

Canon Legria HF G30
alaScore 94

522 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 522 reviews of Canon Legria HF G30. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and zoom. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF G30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF G30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Canon Legria HF G30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and size. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and usability.

image quality, portability, battery, size, durability

usability, viewfinder

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF G30 High Definition Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilisation) 3.5 inch OLED TouchscreenCanon Legria HF G30 High Definition Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilisation) 3.5 inch OLED Touchscreen

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Legria HF G30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Canon Legria HF G30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and battery are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, portability, battery, image quality

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS ProCanon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF G30 review

 

This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF G30

 

A pricey but brilliant pro-grade camcorder

Comprehensive manual settings ; Lens ring and assignable dial ; Excellent image quality

Expensive ; Relatively large and heavy

Conversely, in MP4 mode only you can enable a 2x high-speed recording or 0.5 slow recording. Effectively, this means 50p footage is recorded at 25p, giving twice the playback speed, and 25p footage recorded at 50p, for frame-perfect slow motion. You...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF G30

 

The Canon Vixia HF G30 is expensive, but if you're serious about home movies it's worth the money.

The G30 records video in AVCHD or MP4 format at 1080p60, 1080p30, or 1080p24 quality. Even though the camera only has a single 1/2.84-inch image sensor, a departure from the 3-chip design used by the Panasonic X920, the footage looks great. It’s...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Canon Vixia HF G30

 

20x zoom lens. 1080p60 video capture. LPCM audio. EVF. Wi-Fi. Dual shoes. Mic and headpone connectors. Manual focus ring. Dual SD slots. Includes wireless remote control. Padded handstrap

Very expensive. Bulky. Limited still resolution. No internal storage

The Canon Vixia HF G30 is expensive, but if you're serious about home movies it's worth the money.

Dec, 2013

Best of Year

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF G30 Camcorder Review

 

$1,699.99 buys one heckuva Vixia

If you don't mind paying a $600 premium, the G30 delivers some of the best performance we've ever seen.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (argos.co.uk)

Expensive but good

 

" This is a super little camera that performs well in light and dark. The picture quality is excellent. The only thing not quite so good is battery life. Could be better. "

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria HFG30

 

1st new camcorder I've bought in over12 years the last camera was a mini dv the difference is like day & night using micro sd cards is a great difference than using dv tapes I have only used the camera for 10 minutes really just to get a feel for it I...

No bad points to date

May, 2015

Consumer review by: CamcorderLite (johnlewis.com)

Versatile Pro-sumer Camcorder. Superb quality. Excellent outcomes.

 

This is a terrific camcorder producing excellent quality HD recordings that can be quickly played back through a TV. The large lens results in very sharp detail and I have been impressed by both the zoom-in facility and low light results achieved....

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Onedera (johnlewis.com)

Top quality product

 

I use the Canon G30 in my business to make movies to analyse the operational characteristics of our products. Many of the shots are used in promotional movies that we post on the web.First of all the camera is well balanced and sits nicely in your...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: kanti (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria HFG30

 

Image quality ; 20 x Zoom lens

Very expensive for what it is ; Audio quality well below par. ( lots of camera noise and clicking) ; In camera charging - think before you take it abroad on holiday could become very inconvenient. Canon's own compatible DM100 microphone is expensive...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1780
Battery life (max):3.1 / 3.16
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-820
Battery voltage:7.4
Video recording time:3.1 / 4.92

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N / No
Back light compensation:Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Direct printing: No
GPS:O
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:OLED
Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display resolution (numeric):1.230000 / 1230000
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.91
Optical sensor size:1/0.112 / 25.4 / 2.84
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:5.8 / 58
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 576
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Other features

Low light sensitivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:N
Histogram:N
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Dual shot (video & photo):N / Yes
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:1.560000 / 1560000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24 / 6.1
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.1 / 231
Height :8.4 / 84
Weight:900
Width:11.5 / 115

White balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten