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Canon Vixia HF R30 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 280g CMOS May 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Poor battery life
reviewed.com Editor's Choice camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Canon video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Camcorderinfo.com and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this camcorder was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and camcorderinfo.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 75%.

Canon Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF R30 was noisy. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “Videos looked bland and noisy when we shot in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.” in their review of this camcorder.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vixia HF R30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Destacan Tambin Su Zoom Ptico De 32x Y Avanzado De 51x, Su Estabilizador De Imagen Para Evitar Videos Y Fotos Movidos

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Reviewed.com mentioned five years ago “Destacan tambin su zoom ptico de 32x y avanzado de 51x, su estabilizador de imagen para evitar videos y fotos movidos” .


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R30 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R30 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Vixia HF R30 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Vixia HF R30 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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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 video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a fairly standard optical zoom (32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Vixia HF R30 is tripod mountable. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also are tripod mountable.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Vixia HF R30 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature auto focus.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Vixia HF R30 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Vixia HF R30 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Vixia HF R30 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders of this type and age range from 0.05lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Vixia HF R30 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “Video performance is limited when shooting in less-than-ideal lighting situations, battery life is abysmal”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “On top of poor battery life” in their review.


Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R30 in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 280 grams, the Vixia HF R30 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 3 hours, the Canon Vixia HF R30 has a relatively typical video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803145267, 00989898608300

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