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Canon Legria HF G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Canon Legria HF G30. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the viewfinder and size are generally positive. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the durability. The battery and portability get less positive opinions.

usability, image quality, zoom, size, viewfinder

price, portability, battery

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Canon Legria HF G30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the durability, while many are negative about the battery.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

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 (

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 (

Canon Legria HF G30 review


This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: James Morris (



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 (

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

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser


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


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


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