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Canon Legria HF S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Canon Legria HF S30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon Legria HF S30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The durability and usability also get good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF-S30 Video Camcorder - Black (8MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch Touchscreen LCDCanon LEGRIA HF-S30 Video Camcorder - Black (8MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch Touchscreen LCD

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: David (



I''m very happy with this purchase. It was a great choice for me; an amateur who wants a great camera/camcorder.

Solid feel; easy to use in the full auto setting; ability to go to manual contol for special shots

It takes a while to get used to the scroll bar. I would have prefered being able to ign the scroll function to the custome dial

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:1.5


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness
Minimum illumination:0.3
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Neutral, Skin tones, Vivid
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):922000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):6.01 / 8.02
Effective megapixels (movie):6.01 / 8.02
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3 / 25.4 / 2.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.59

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39.9 - 399 / 43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):6.4 - 64
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):39.9
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.99
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Night, Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Auto exposure: Yes
Manual exposure: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2456
Still image resolution(s):3264 x 1840 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3264 x 1840


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP / FXP, LP, MXP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:25
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14 / 14.8
Height :7.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten