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Canon Legria HF G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 529 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 also get good feedback.

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 91/100 = 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 really like the durability and size. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and usability get less positive reviews.

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

2017-10

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. People really like the image quality and battery. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability. There are some less positive views 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

2017-10

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon Vixia HF G30

 

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

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.

Video Quality and Conclusions 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...

2013-12

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

Canon Legria HF G30 review

 

This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

2013-09

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...

2013-08

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...

2013-12

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.

2013-11

Consumer review by: Jeremy G. (newegg.com)

Great buy

 

Works great in low light. Auto mode is super simple. Manual mode is easy to use as well.

Instruction manual is on a CD. Not exactly usefull for outdoor filming quick reference.

2013-11

Consumer review by: Joe Briggs (bhphotovideo.com)

Love this camera

 

I bought this camera to record high school sports. The picture is bright and clear. It allows you to record in either MP4 or AVCHD. I do wish that the MP4 setting had a midrange compression setting because the 17 mbps is really high for MP4 and...

2016-02

Consumer review by: Nige (bestbuy.com)

Does it all

 

A wonderful step up to 4K. Easy to use, clear monitor and terrific broadcast-quality final image. Only slight niggle is the zoom button feels rather industrial and makes zooming in and out a bit haphazard.

2016-02

Consumer review by: OldGuy90 (bestbuy.com)

Really nice recorder

 

This makes some nice video and is a lot better than using the DSLR ,, the video files are .mts files that you have to convert to play on other devices or players ,, it can convert to .mp4 files ,, but only the middle resolution and is a step you...

2016-02

Consumer review by: Snowchicken (bestbuy.com)

Great Video Camera

 

I am happy with the details the camera takes in decent light. The video looks professional.

2016-02

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
Back Light Compensation (BLC):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 resolution: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