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Canon Legria HF G30

Canon Legria HF G30
alaScore 94

518 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 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 appreciated.

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. Some have doubts 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

Aug, 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 also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability, while reviews are divided on the durability.

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

Aug, 2016

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

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

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.

Nov, 2013

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...

Feb, 2016

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.

Feb, 2016

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...

Feb, 2016

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.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD Progressive
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Video

HD type:Full HD
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