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Canon VIXIA HF G30 Full HD Camcorder, 2.91 Megapixel, Built-in Wi-Fi, 20x Optical / 400x Digital Video Lens, Dual SD Card Slots, Dynamic SuperRange Optical Stabilization

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  • Newly designed Canon 20x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent)
  • High-capacity battery included
  • Includes Camcorder Only
  • 1/2.3 to 1/2.9 Sensor
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Optical Zoom
  • Mic Input
  • Palmheld
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About Canon HF G30

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The flagship of Canon's VIXIA Series of consumer camcorders, the VIXIA HF G30 offers numerous professional-quality features, including a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens and 8-Blade Circular Aperture for superb video quality and natural, beautiful background blur. And new Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization helps ensure your subjects are virtually blur-free. The HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor work in tandem to capture a large dynamic range and reduce noise. The new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor also enables recording in MP4 up to 35 Mbps and AVCHD up to 28 Mbps and even simultaneously with Dual Recording thanks to two high-capacity SDXC-compatible memory card slots. Slow- and Fast-Motion recording is available in MP4 format between 40% and 250% of the original speed.

Built-in Wi-Fi technology lets you share video files easily by sending them wirelessly to your PC or favorite social network using familiar internet browsers, smartphones or tablets. Remote control of key camcorder functions is also available via Wi-Fi functionality from a web browser. An optional accessory adds GPS location data to video files.

A 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display helps ensure fast and easy camcorder control, while a tiltable electronic viewfinder and joystick streamline critical focus adjustment. Flexible image quality, control and display options make for intuitive, speedy and comfortable operation, no matter what your chosen shooting style.

The Canon HF G30 is commonly used for Travel and more.The Canon HF G30 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon HF G30: Good in low light, Great picture quality, Image stabilization and Zoom range/performance

Canon HF G30 Features

  • Newly designed Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent: 26.8mm-576mm) with 8-Blade Circular Aperture and Manual Focus Ring delivers exceptional image quality with smooth backgrounds and precise control.
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high-quality capture of moving subjects; Slow- and Fast-Motion recording; plus Native 24p recording.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® technology (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz) allows you to wirelessly share your images and video or send to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app* and Wi-Fi® Remote enables remote control of camcorder settings and operations.
  • New Canon 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor provide high sensitivity and wide dynamic range for exceptional imaging performance.
  • 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display (approx. 1,230,000 dots) and joystick offer fast and easy control, plus a Tilt Electronic Viewfinder (approx. 1,560,000 dots).
  • Record pristine high-definition video directly to two memory card slots (SDHC/SDXC compatible) while Relay Recording offers extended recording time.
  • Dual Recording allows simultaneous movie recording in MP4 and AVCHD formats. Built-in downconversion creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web.
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (with Dynamic Image Stabilization) features five-axis correction that corrects a full range of motion.
  • High-capacity battery included.
  • Linear PCM audio recording2 and Audio Scene Select enable easy operation and setup for outstanding audio.
  • Compatible with optional Canon WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
  • Advanced Display Features allow you to obtain an exceptional level of image control.
  • A Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe expands the versatility of the camcorder.
  • Additional Features
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe versatility
  • The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories, such as the VL-5 Video Light, VFL-2 Video Flash Light*, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone or SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone
  • (* Only the video light function is supported.)

Canon HF G30 Specifications

Standard
High Definition
Television System
NTSC
Video Recording System
AVCHD (complies with Ver. 2.0)/MPEG-4
Image Sensor
1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective Pixels
Video: Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Photo: Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Max Record Time 32GB AVCHD
5mbps: 12 hrs. 15 min./17mbps: 4 hrs. 10 min. / 24mbps: 2 hrs. 55 min./ 28mbps: 32GB 2 hrs. 30 min.
MP4, 32GB: 3Mbps: 22 hrs. 55 min. / 4Mbps: 17 hrs. 20 min. / 17Mbps: 4 hrs. 10 min. / 24Mbps: 2 hrs. 55 min./ 35Mbps: 2 hrs. 00 min.
Lens Zoom Ratio
20x Optical / 400x Digital
Lens Focal Length
3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576 mm without Dynamic IS; 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)
Lens Zoom Speed
Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System
Hybrid AF (TTL-video detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus
Manual Exposure
Available
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide end) /60cm (across the entire zooming range)
White Balance
Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Frame Rate NTSC
AVCHD: 60i/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum Illumination
NTSC: AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization
Image Stabilization Mode
Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
Filter Diameter
58mm
Viewfinder
0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen
3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Recording Media
2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
USB Terminal
Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)
Video Terminal
Composite (output)
Audio
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Accessory Shoe
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Supplied Video Editing Software
PIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI Terminal
Available; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm 4-pole mini jack / 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Operating Temperature Range
23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
(W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (not including lens hood) 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood)
Weight
Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (including grip belt) Approx. 2.0 lb. / 900g (including Battery BP-820, memory card (x1) and lens hood)
Mfr #
8454B001
SKU
CAHFG30

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4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Prosumer Capability in much smaller pack

Having been a Prosumer camcorder owner, I was amazed at how many similar features could be incorporated into such a small package. My other camcorder is a 3 chip model. Very little difference in quality of video. Small size is a plus many times when you don't want to appear "PROFESSIONAL".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The camera has a few drawback

The camera has drawbacks when utilizing it for private investigations and/or professional use. The camera does not have an embedded date. Therefore, you cannot remove the SD card and input it into your computer to be able to transfer the video with date timestamp. Which is a necessity in the law enforcement industry and/or private investigation industry. Also the causes extensive wear and tear on the camera itself by having to use it as a camera and VCR playback the video.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
4.0

Fantastic Camcorder, HD videos A+ - BUT BETTER DEALS ELSEWHE

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THIS IS THE BEST CAMCORDER I HAVE EVDER OWNED - TYPICAl CANON QUALITY like my 6D and T3I.

 
4.0

Very good for money

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This cam is very good for the money. The lens is very sharp, even compared with my 5d3 and L-lens. The 20x zoom is very long and useful and the rocker switch is smooth. Low light performance is outstanding, most likely because they didn't cram too many pixels. Image output when played on a large HD TV is very good. Size and form factor is excellent. Image stabilization is very good. Now the drawbacks, some of the menu items are hard to use for example, try switching to slow mow, well there are like 3 other factors that you have to know how to set first and they aren't obvious and you have to download the manual to figure it out. I would like to see more manual switches. There is way too much DOF, the only way to get significant background blur is to be super close and zoom in. Skin colors and WB both seem inaccurate, but not terrible. Sensor has a bad range between highlights and shadows and many images have bad, blown out backgrounds. Despite the listed cons, the pros easily outweigh them in my opinion. The form factor, long, sharp lens, with great image stabilization make this an excellent runs and gun or vacation type cam.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The camera has a few drawback

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The camera has drawbacks when utilizing it for private investigations and/or professional use. The camera does not have an embedded date. Therefore, you cannot remove the SD card and input it into your computer to be able to transfer the video with date timestamp. Which is a necessity in the law enforcement industry and/or private investigation industry. Also the causes extensive wear and tear on the camera itself by having to use it as a camera and VCR playback the video.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Prosumer Capability in much smaller pack

By

Having been a Prosumer camcorder owner, I was amazed at how many similar features could be incorporated into such a small package. My other camcorder is a 3 chip model. Very little difference in quality of video. Small size is a plus many times when you don't want to appear "PROFESSIONAL".

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vixia hf g 30

By

Great cam. That's the good part. Just got back from an adventure to Southeast Alaska,this is a temperate rain forest and although mostly good weather it was cloudy and misty a lot of the time. I did take some split nd filters as I planned on the cloud cover. The only bad thing was the fancy lens hood would not go on with the filters.I did have my Vixia 10 with me so I took the hood and lens cap from it. Now back in sunny Calif. the problem will be a polarizing filter won't fit. Great camera both Canon and I need to plan ahead.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By

A versitle unit with good low light results.

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Dennis H  Can the SD card be directly downloaded and played on to Mac?
RON K  Yes it can as I have made I movies from the cards
Dennis H  Can the SD card be directly downloaded and played on to Mac?
RON K  Yes it can as I have made I movies from the cards
Laurence B  Good Morning. I need to take video inside homes or apartments to document rented contents and the rented condition thereof. As you can imaging, the area/rooms/bathrooms/closets is tighten in many rooms. Irrespective of this problem, I have to get as wide an overview shot as possible and thereafter, photograph specific rented furniture and fixtures in detail (close up) to establish rented condition. I am a Canon user. Can you recumbent a canon video (or still) with a wide angle lens, or a wide angle auxiliary extra lens?? If there is a better camera than a Canon, please recommend that video camera too, Thank you, Laurence Bear
PHIA V  I am a Canon user as well and that was the reason I bought HF G30 this past July for a family vacation to California. I love this camera. It has a wide angle and the colors are vibrant. You should be able to use this camera for your situation. If you need even wider than what the camcorder offers, you buy additional lens to attach to it. For my needs of family video, church activities, and others, this camcorder perfectly suits me. Wide angle and 22x zoom just like some o the pro camcorder which I have one as well. Hope this helps.
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