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Canon VIXIA HF M30

Canon VIXIA HF M30
alaScore 81

114 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF M30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF M30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, design, image quality

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M30 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODELCanon VIXIA HF M301 flash memory Camcorder Kit: 8GB SD, Mini HDMI, Case, DVD, + Easy Start GuideCanon VIXIA HF M30 Full HD Camcorder with 8GB Flash Memory

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: scalesian (jr.com)

Exceptional value

 

I am thoroughly impressed with this camera. Quality and features are all I was hoping for. I love that it accepts external mic (curiously, this is an uncommon feature on many brands) and lens filters. Object that camera is autofocusing on can be chosen...

Accepts lens filters-37mm","Automatic lens cap","Easy to Use","External mic input","Good autofocus","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Headphone output","Large Clear LCD","Zoom...

Short Battery Life

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Jyareo (newegg.com)

Worth every penny

 

Well worth the cost

Great video quality ; Easy to use ; Tracks faces well ; Touch screen responsive ; Love the pre-record feature

Stock battery life is short

Feb, 2011
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Consumer review by: Bobg (newegg.com)

Canon VIXIA HF M30 HD 1/4" CMOS 2.7" 211K Touch LCD 15X Optical Zoom 8GB Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

 

Easy to use and takes great pictues

Instruction manual that comes with the Camcorder is useless ; Download the manual from Canon

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

great little camera

 

Great camera, shoots nice videos. I have not tried full HD yet. Produces video files in mts format. If you're using Linux like me, you can play them with mplayer/vlc directly. You can convert them to mkv/mp4 very easily with ffmpeg/mencoder ; Size is...

1. Only 8GB onboard storage. I wish it was atleast 16 GB ; 2. This is not really a con but I would like dedicated buttons for select,up & down. The lcd interface is completely touch based ; 3. Battery life is not that great

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: GBO (newegg.com)

Awsome camera

 

This is a great product!!! I think everyone should own one.

I bought this camera because it was a Canon, recorded in HD, it had 8gb of flash memory. Although there were no reviews on this particular camera, I read other reviews about similar models and decided to give it a try. I have been impressed with this...

NONE

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: PeggyPeterman (viewpoints.com)

The Canon VIXIA HF M30 ROCKS! ”

 

I bought this camera after being disgusted with a Hitachi my mom got me. This thing blows most other camcorders away. It really does a great job and hasn't had any quality issues like other camcorders I have owned. The video is great and really does...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Jerry57 (shopnbc.com)

Outstanding HD Quality!

 

I purchased the Canon m30 in the month October 2010 and I am very impressed with the HD Quality of this camcorder. Plugged in to my Sony 42in HDTV and I loved the clarity and perfection of the High Def resolution.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: t (buydig.com)

As good as it says

 

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Picture Quality","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD

Auto functions useless","Difficult to Use","Poor charge level gauge","Poor Flash","Poor Image Quality","Poor Image Stabilization","Poor lens location","Poor touch screen design","Short Battery Life

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: JMZ Average User (buydig.com)

BUY NOW! Canon VIXIA HF M30 Camcorder

 

I have owned for a few weeks now and I think this is the greatest camcorder I have ever owned. I\'m an average user simply wanting to take great videos of the family. After much research, the Canon VIXIA HF M30 was the best choice between performance...

Great looking photos also","HD works great","Perfect for average user","Simple to use","Small and compact

I haven\'t found one yet

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: MDman (shopnbc.com)

VERY NICE CAMCORDER!!

 

I did not know much about canon or this cam, but when i received it, i was very pleased, after doing some hd shooding , i hooked it up to a 65 in hd monitor and was blown away at the very sharp hd picture and deep color from the xv color that this...

Sep, 2010
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Product Specifications

The Canon VIXIA HF M30 dual flash memory camcorder features an 8GB internal flash drive and an SD memory card slot in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body - it's a brilliant blend of capability and convenience. Canon's advanced imaging technologies, including a genuine Canon 15x HD video lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor, help to deliver high definition video and 3.3-megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Sophisticated features such as smart auto "reads" the visual components of the scene you're shooting and choose the best settings. Touch and track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7" touch panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-channel surround sound ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:11.3oz
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Surface / Cine / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Underwater / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF M30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:61.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.31Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.99Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.89Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4 / 1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (SuperRange)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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