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Canon Vixia HV30 Digital Camcorder

Canon Vixia HV30 Digital Camcorder
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Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100. The average review date is May 5, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 200793 reviews from other Camcorders. Last update: Apr 20, 2014.

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Canon Vixia HV30 Digital Camcorder


Though not as cutting-edge as memory-card-based HD camcorders, the HV30 is particularly attractive if you're upgrading from a DV camcorder.

Good video quality; above-average low-light performance; uses inexpensive miniDV tapes; plays DV camcorder recordings

Larger than solid-state camcorders; HDV has lower horizontal resolution than true 1080p units; microphones can pick up tape motor noise

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First Look: Canon VIXIA HV30 HDV Camcorder


Look what Mr. FedEx decided to deliver today: the brand new Canon VIXIA HV30 HDV camcorder. It has nearly the same internals as the HV20 we reviewed in February, but also has a few new things added to it. We're a big fan of the new black design, we...

The older HV20 is still available for lower prices, which makes the HV30 a so-so upgrade. We expect the same excellent video quality that the HV20 delivered or even better, but we haven't had the chance to test it out just yet. Keep an eye out for our...