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Canon Legria HF G30

Canon Legria HF G30
alaScore 92

541 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews of Canon Legria HF G30. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the portability and zoom are overall positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF G30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF G30

 

A pricey but brilliant pro-grade camcorder

Comprehensive manual settings ; Lens ring and assignable dial ; Excellent image quality

Expensive ; Relatively large and heavy

Conversely, in MP4 mode only you can enable a 2x high-speed recording or 0.5 slow recording. Effectively, this means 50p footage is recorded at 25p, giving twice the playback speed, and 25p footage recorded at 50p, for frame-perfect slow motion. You...

Aug, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon Vixia HF G30

 

The Canon Vixia HF G30 is expensive, but if you're serious about home movies it's worth the money.

20x zoom lens. 1080p60 video capture. LPCM audio. EVF. Wi-Fi. Dual shoes. Mic and headpone connectors. Manual focus ring. Dual SD slots. Includes wireless remote control. Padded handstrap.

Very expensive. Bulky. Limited still resolution. No internal storage.

Video Quality and Conclusions The G30 records video in AVCHD or MP4 format at 1080p60, 1080p30, or 1080p24 quality. Even though the camera only has a single 1/2.84-inch image sensor, a departure from the 3-chip design used by the Panasonic X920, the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF G30 review

 

This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF G30

 

The Canon Vixia HF G30 is expensive, but if you're serious about home movies it's worth the money.

The G30 records video in AVCHD or MP4 format at 1080p60, 1080p30, or 1080p24 quality. Even though the camera only has a single 1/2.84-inch image sensor, a departure from the 3-chip design used by the Panasonic X920, the footage looks great. It’s...

Dec, 2013

Best of Year

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF G30 Camcorder Review

 

$1,699.99 buys one heckuva Vixia

If you don't mind paying a $600 premium, the G30 delivers some of the best performance we've ever seen.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Canon Intros the VIXIA HF G30, Ships This June for $1,700

 

Canon Intros the VIXIA HF G30, Ships This June for $1,700

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (test.de)

Canon Legria HF G30

 

Der Canon Legria HF G30 ist ein guter, großer HD-Camcorder mit Speicherkarte (2 Steck­plätze, Speicherkarten nicht mitgeliefert). Klassische läng­liche Bauform (horizon­taler Camcorder). Großes, schweres Gerät (900 g). Vorteil: liegt satt in der Hand,...

Qualitäts­urteil: gut (2,0) ; Video: gut (1,6) ; Foto: gut (2,2) ; Ton: befriedigend (2,7) ; Hand­habung: gut (2,4) ; Akku­lauf­zeit: sehr gut (1,2) ; Vielseitig­keit: gut (2,4)

Expert review by : Rudi Schmidts (slashcam.de)

Test : Canon LEGRIA HF G30 – Dicker Brummer

 

Einen derart üppigen Consumer-Camcorder hatten wir schon lange nicht mehr in der Redaktion. Doch gilt dies nicht nur für das äußere, so

Der Schärfeverlauf der Kamera ist sehr gleichmäßig und erstreckt sich fast linear ohne auffälligen Bauch über das gesamte Messspektrum..

May, 2018

Expert review by (consumentenbond.nl)

Canon Legria HF G30

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De Canon Legria HF G30 is een HD-camcorder met een kaartslot voor SD-, SDHC- en SDXC-geheugenkaarten. Hij heeft 20x optische zoom (27 - 576 mm) en optische beeldstabilisatie. Het aanraakscherm heeft een diagonaal van 8,6 cm (3,4 inch). De HF-G30...

Beeldkwaliteit bij dag- en kunstlicht zeer goed, soms iets te scherp ; Beeldkwaliteit bij weinig licht goed, wel wat ruis ; Autofocus zeer goed ; Effectieve beeldstabilisatie ; Lcd-scherm zeer goed, ook bij fel zonlicht ; Geluidskwaliteit van stemmen...

Behoorlijk grote camcorder ; Bestanden overzetten naar pc duurt erg lang ; Foto’s zijn net niet voldoende: iets te rood en wat wazig ; Opstarten om te filmen duurt net te lang

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : slashCAM (slashcam.de)

Canon LEGRIA HF G30 – Dicker Brummer

 

Das extrem vielseitige Objektiv dürfte wohl für viele Käufer das Hauptargument für die neue HF-G30 sein. Die restlichen Funktionen der Kamera sind gegenüber den direkten Konkurrenten “nur” auf Augenhöhe, mal etwas besser, mal etwas schlechter gelöst....

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1780
Battery life (max):3.1 / 3.16
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-820
Battery voltage:7.4
Video recording time:3.1 / 4.92

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N / No
Back light compensation:Y
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Direct printing: No
GPS:O
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:OLED
Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display resolution (numeric):1.230000 / 1230000
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.91
Optical sensor size:1/0.112 / 25.4 / 2.84
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:5.8 / 58
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 576
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens:N
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Other features

Low light sensitivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode:N
Histogram:N
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Dual shot (video & photo):N / Yes
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:1.560000 / 1560000
Viewfinder resolution:1.560000 / 1560000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24 / 6.1
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.1 / 231
Height :8.4 / 84
Weight:900
Width:11.5 / 115

White balance

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