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Canon Legria HF G30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the resolution and design. The color and image quality also get good comments, but the portability and value for money get critical views.

usability, image quality, color, design, resolution

value for money, 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

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Canon Vixia HF G30


$1,699.99 buys one heckuva Vixia

Hard to beat if you have the means

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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

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HIgh End Prosumer Camera


I was looking for something that would give me a quality picture and a great sound. On both of these counts this prosumer camera delivers. You will need to add a shotgun mike on top to get the best sound (I added a Rode shogun mike) but even the built...

Amazing low light abilities

The high price

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Excellent capabilities


Purchased this camera for use on a safari tour in Africa. Currently testing all the features in order to become familiar with the camera and its capabilities. So far I am very impressed.About me... Video enthusiast, Love capturing special occasions

Great features, 20x Optical zoom

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Incredible device, picture quality, ease of use


Incredible 20X optical zoom and 400X digital zoom, true HD, dual slots allow incredible flexibility, touch screen easy to use and sensitive, more features and manual control options than I would expect and I consider myself a beginner neophyte...

Everything is great about this video camera by every measure

I can't think of any feature that's not so great

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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...


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