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Canon Vixia HF R30

reviewed.com Editor's Choice camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 3.28 megapixel 1 video camera
3.28MP 1/4.8" 280g CMOS May 2012
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Canon Vixia HF R30 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R30 number 170 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 38?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras 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:
Features auto focus
Has a face detection
Only 1" optical sensor size
Very low display resolution (numeric)

Canon Vixia HF R30 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camcorder was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites Camcorderinfo.com and Reviewed.com, both of which concluded that this Canon camcorder was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and camcorderinfo.com the average expert rating of this Canon camcorder is 75 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 1,848 user and expert reviews (including 442 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Reasonably Priced

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.

  • Even with its setbacks, this is still one of the best budget camcorders we've reviewed all year…
    Camcorderinfo.com November 2012
  • This is one of the best budget camcorders we've reviewed this year…
    Camcorderinfo.com November 2012

Features

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 3 hours, the Vixia HF R30 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Weight

At 280 grams, the Vixia HF R30 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Features Auto Focus

The Vixia HF R30 features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras also feature auto focus.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.8|1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R30 has a quite big digital zoom (1,020 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 430x.

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Supports HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R30 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of camcorders is 23lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R30 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF R30 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the video cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 460,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF R30 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Tripod Mountable

The Vixia HF R30 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders also are tripod mountable.

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Very Small Flash Memory

With a flash memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R30 has one of the smaller flash memory amongst video cameras of this age. The average flash memory of camcorders is 23GB, and the flash memory range from 0.12GB to 120GB.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders also have a DC-in jack.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Vixia HF R30 has a relatively average total megapixels (3.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was May 2012 when Canon released the Vixia HF R30.


Canon Vixia HF R30 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Vixia HF R30 review we compared this camcorder to 100 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,580 product attributes, 26,830 camcorder reviews and 1,445,200 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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Barcodes 00013803145267, 00989898608300

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