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Canon Legria HF G30

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A multi award winning 3.09 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
3.09MP 1/2.84" Yes 900g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF G30 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G30 number 168 across all camcorders.
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102 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
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Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a face detection
Very low effective megapixels (image)
Heavy

Canon Legria HF G30 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF G30 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G30 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. At only 26.8 millimeters, the Legria HF G30 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a fairly average maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 3.1 hours, the Legria HF G30 has a relatively typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G30 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Legria HF G30 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF G30 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Heavy

The Canon Legria HF G30 is fairly heavy (900 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras. Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Average Total Megapixels

At 3.09 megapixels, the Legria HF G30 has a pretty standard total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.84|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF G30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF G30 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders is 3", and the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G30 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G30 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 3.16 hours, the Canon Legria HF G30 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF G30 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF G30 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6 and the highest is 38. The Legria HF G30 has a quite low maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF G30 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 420x. The Canon Legria HF G30 has one of the bigger digital zooms (400 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8454b001
Barcodes 00013803217575, 00138032175752, 00888253024222, 04054842255209, 04960999977737, 05053959360195, 05054230954881, 05712505160749, 08714574605784, 08714574605807, 08714574605814, 08714574605821, 09154401796916
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
749 times lighter
5.2 higher maximum aperture number
Fewer awards

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