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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

SKU: CAHFG30 MFR: 8454B001
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About the Canon HF G30

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 popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon HF G30: Great picture quality, Image stabilization and Zoom range/performance.

Canon HF G30 Includes

  • "VIXIA HF G30 Camcorder
  • Lens Hood (includes Lens Barrier)
  • Battery Pack BP-820
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMs: Pixela Data Import Utility Disc, Photo Applications / Audio Disc
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty"

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Zoom range/performance (9) , Great picture quality (5) , Image stabilization (4) , Good in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (2) , Semi-pro (2) , Pro videographer (1)

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)
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