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Canon VIXIA HF M30

Canon VIXIA HF M30
alaScore 84

84 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The design and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, design, price, image quality

battery, viewfinder

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF M30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and price. The design and portability also get good reviews.

usability, portability, design, price, image quality

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Canon Vixia HF M30

 

Canon's Vixia HF M30 ($599 list) digital camcorder sports a 3.89 megapixel CMOS sensor, a 35 millimeter, 15x zoom HD lens and 8GB of on-board flash memory.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon Vixia HF M30 review: Canon Vixia HF M30

 

Canon Vixia HF M30

Very good video at highest quality setting; nice lens performance.

Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode.

At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Canon Vixia HF M30 review: Canon Vixia HF M30

 

Canon Vixia HF M30

Very good video at highest quality setting; nice lens performance.

Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode.

At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF M30 review

 

I was a big fan of last year's mainstream Canon flash HD camcorders, the HF200 series, and much of what was great about them remains--solid performance and very good video quality. That's probably why I'm doubly frustrated by Canon's attempt to...

Very good video at highest quality setting; nice lens performance.

Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode.

At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (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

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (shopping.com)

Canon VIXIA HF M30 High Definition AVCHD Camcorder - Excellent Videos and Photos

 

After buying and using several HD camcorders (including the Canon VIXIA HF M30), I returned them and kept the last year's HF200. The reason was simple: I got it refurbished for under $300. But if I had to choose among similarly-conditioned camcorders...

Stunningly excellent video quality, compact size, low price, easy to use, flexible

Low-light videos require some tweaking to avoid overexposure and noise

Dec, 2010
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