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Canon MVX30i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Canon MVX30i. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The connectivity and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, design, connectivity, image quality, color


On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

Canon MVX35i and MVX30i DV Camcorder Reviews


General styling and handling, audio level meter in vision, DIGIC DV colour processing, full DV and AV connectivity and USB 2.0 transfer

Non-adjustable fixed Viewfinder, position of microphone on top of viewfinder, Flash is Auto-only, tape bottom-loading

Excellent image quality, great handling and a host of good features make this a great all-rounder for upgraders and new camcorder users alike.

Product Specifications

Canon TL-H34 tele-converter increases the focal length by 1.5x. Image resolution may be lower at the telephoto side.


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):3.2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Li-Ion


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:123000

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2
Optical sensor resolution:2230000
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:2.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2.23 / 200
Filter size:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.185 - 18.5 / 0.189 - 2.65
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 / 14

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
I/O ports:USB / USB2.0 Full Speed
Lens system:4.7 - 470mm, 200x, 10x, f1.8 / 4.8 - 67.2mm / 14x, 280x, f1.8
Media types supported:Multi Media Card, Secure Digital Card
Resolution:1632 x 1224

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.23 / 3.98 / 4.21
Height:3.98 / 4.21 / 5.28
Weight:16.6 / 20.6
Width:2.09 / 3.03