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Canon Vixia HF R30
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Canon Vixia HF R30 Camcorder

reviewed.com Editor's Choice camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice
3.28MP 1/4.85 280g May 2012
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Experience the compact, easy-to-use camcorder that has 8GB of internal memory to record up to 3 hours of breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power and exciting new... More
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Canon Vixia HF R30 Review
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Canon HF R30 Camcorder Low-Light Testing
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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Canon video camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Camcorderinfo.com and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this camcorder was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including camcorderinfo.com and parentesis.com this Canon camcorder has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent ratings compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Canon Vixia HF R30 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vixia HF R30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R30 also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R30 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The number of exposure modes found on the Vixia HF R30 is more than most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Vixia HF R30 is more than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R30. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

This video camera has a DIGIC DV III image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R30 the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Vixia HF R30 has a built-in display.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a greater number of audio formats than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AC3 and LC-AAC are also supported by this camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R30 is 0.1lx and the biggest is 7lx. At only 0.4 lux, the Vixia HF R30 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R30.

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Small

The heights of small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R30 range from 19mm to 920mm. At only 55 millimeters, the Vixia HF R30 is fairly small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R30.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of Canon Vixia HF R30 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder did not have a good battery life. Four years ago Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “Video performance is limited when shooting in less-than-ideal lighting situations, battery life is abysmal.” in their Canon Vixia HF R30 review. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this camcorder also four years ago “On top of poor battery life”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon Vixia HF R30 owner who reviewed it thought it was not noisy. Reviewed.com said “Videos looked bland and noisy when we shot in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R30, the Canon Vixia HF R30 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R30 do not have a night mode. The Canon Vixia HF R30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF R30 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R30 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have a built-in projector. The Vixia HF R30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R30, the Canon Vixia HF R30 is not waterproof.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R30

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Vixia HF R30 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R30.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,020 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R30.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R30 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 280 grams, the Vixia HF R30 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF R30.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 3 hours, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R30.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

2 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(3)
8 November 2012

Even with its setbacks, this is still one of the best budget camcorders we've reviewed all year. This is one of the best budget camcorders we've reviewed this year. The Canon HF R30 is one of...

Camcorderinfo.com

8 November 2012

On top of poor battery life, the Canon Vixia HF R30 also struggled in our low light performance tests. Videos looked bland and noisy when we shot in less-than-ideal lighting conditions, but in...

Reviewed.com

SurResolucin Full HD y tamao compacto
Destacan tambin su zoom ptico de 32x y avanzado de 51x, su estabilizador de imagen para evitar videos y fotos movidos
El zoom digital usado a lo mximo puede llegar a distorsionar la imagen, adems de provocar que los videos salgan muy movidos
Su precio es elevado, pero vale la pena si eres alguien que se dedica a hacer videos de manera cotidiana
23 August 2012

Si estás buscando una cámara que te sirva para grabar fiestas, bodas o reuniones con calidad profesional y, además, tenga un uso relativamente sencillo, esta VIXIA es una buena opción...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5976b002aa, polaroid xha1, polaroid xhg1, polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803145267, 00989898608300
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