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Canon Legria HF G30

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Canon Legria HF G30

Canon Legria HF G30
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A fully featured and multi award winning 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Apr 2013
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Canon Legria HF G30 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G30 number 200 across all camcorders.
97
Reviews
289 Reviews + 5 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 96% 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 2018.
This Canon camcorder has some great features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Larger than average display diagonal
Bigger than average digital zoom
Capture the action like A pro with the canon LEGRIA HF g30
20x zoom, 26.8mm wide-angle lens, 8-blade aperture
Wi-Fi remote
Dual-Format recording
HD CMOS PRO sensor, DIGIC DV 4
Optical intelligent image stabilisation
Full manual control
Instant autofocus, face detection
8.8cm (3.5 ) fold-out OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

Canon Legria HF G30 Video Reviews

Canon Legria HF G30 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The Legria HF G30's total megapixels of only 3.09MP is smaller than 74% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Legria HF G30 of 20x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 58% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The Legria HF G30's weight of 900g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 82% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon Legria HF G30 of 0.352" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 63% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the Legria HF G30 of 3.1h is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 34% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G30 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Legria HF G30 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon Legria HF G30 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF G30's digital zoom of 400x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 25% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF G30 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

Video cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 64GB. The maximum memory card size of the Legria HF G30 of 64GB is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G30 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF G30's video recording time of 3.1h is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 47% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Legria HF G30's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is in the shortest 18% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm.

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Has a Microphone in

The Legria HF G30 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G30 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G30 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the Canon Legria HF G30 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon Legria HF G30's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the lowest 13% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Legria HF G30 of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 24% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8454b009aa

Barcodes:

00013803217575, 00138032175752, 00888253024222, 04054842255209, 04960999977737, 05053959360195, 05054230954881, 05712505160749, 08714574605784, 08714574605807, 08714574605814, 08714574605821, 09154401796916

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