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Canon HV30 / HV30E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 543 reviews of Canon HV30 / HV30E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability and size. The viewfinder and battery get critical opinions.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HV30 / HV30E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HV30 / HV30E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Canon HV30 / HV30E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and design. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the size and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, design, connectivity

price, durability, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV30 High Definition Camcorder (10 x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD)Canon HV30 High Definition Camcorder (10 x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HV30 / HV30E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 user reviews of Canon HV30 / HV30E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the battery and durability. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L13
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L13
Video recording time:2

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:8.2cm
Weight:0.54kg
Width:8.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000 x 211000
Display resolution (numeric):211000

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:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.1
Normal focusing range:1

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HV30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.76
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor resolution:1920
Optical sensor size:1/0.106 / 25.4 / 2.7
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.96

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3 / 43
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.96Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows, Macintosh
Internal Memory:16384
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Digital Video Software Ver.28

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video Out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG1
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27 / 6.86
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 138
Height :8.2 / 8.8 / 82
Weight:535
Width:8.2 / 8.8 / 88

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Fluorescent H, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Daylight, Fluorescent