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Canon Legria HF G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Canon Legria HF G30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery and color.

features, usability, price, image quality, zoom

color, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Canon Legria HF G30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon Legria HF G30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the durability and usability are mixed. There are some less positive views about the battery and color.

price, image quality, size, portability, design

color, battery

86% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 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

Consumer review by: MedicalMedia (

Pro Performance at a Modest Price


I make training videos for the healthcare industry and I bought this camera to replace a old industrial quality Sony DV Mini camcorder I bought about 6 years ago. I have to say the Canon G30 is twice as good as the Sony was at half the price! What I...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: RexyRoz (

Amazing graphics


Good for any age or level. Nice start to a good video start.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Zham (

Exellent camera!


This was exactly what we were looming for!! Very nice camera design and video quality is amazing?

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Ricky (

Almost perfect prosumer camera


I upgraded from a previous version of this camera for many reasons, but mostly it was to get a wider angle, higher quality image, and add WiFi capabilities. The wide angle lens is great to have built in, the visuals look fantastic especially when...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: gator92 (

Awesome camera!


I love this new camera! It it very easy to use, and I was not sure about not having internal storage at first, but it is so convenient to just pop the sd cards into my card reader and not have to plug the camera in to the pc at all.

Feb, 2014

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