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Canon Legria HF G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and size. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the portability and features.

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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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Consumer review by: review summary for Canon Legria HF G30


alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, image quality


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

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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.

Best of Year

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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.


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Canon Legria HF G30 review


This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

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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...

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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...

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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...

Video quality, fast zoom, excellent stabilization, lots of features

Heavy, bulky, menu system, slow WiFi

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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.About me... Semi-pro...

Lots of features, great in low light

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It's a good camara


For the price it's a good camera! You can get ecxelllent quality and sound for your event. This camera gives you diferent options to work with, files types and sizes, So it's realy easy to handle your footage for editing, that you can be sure you'll...

Easy to use

Until now Nothing

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Great camera for a beginner!


It's very good and the quality is great! The stabalization isn't the best as it moves and shakes.About me... Semi-pro videographer, Love capturing special occasions

The picture quality is smooth and dark places are great too

The price

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Excellent camera!


good, great, fantastic, wonderful, works as advertised!!About me... new to videography but learning

Simple to use and takes very high quality video

Editing the video is very difficult as I am a novice


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