Canon VIXIA HV30 Review
I instead decided to save my money and buy the Canon HV30 at almost one-tenth of the price. I will start off saying that the image is amazing.
The camera allows you to shoot both HD and SD (not sure why anyone would should Standard Def anymore), and it also gives you the option to shoot in 24P or 30P format.
I recently shot a short in 24P and added the camera’s “Cinema” mode, and the result was astonishing. Keep in mind, this is a a handycam, not a prosumer 3-chip camera. I also bought an external microphone, which I highly recommend.
The camera has a built in sound meter that helps you monitor the sound for a more professional recording. I was also very pleased with the camera’s manual functions. You can manually control most of the camera’s basic functions including focus, exposure and white balance.
Battery life is marginal, so I recommend purchasing some longer life batteries. Whether you just want to shoot your family vacations or begin your career as a filmmaker, the Canon HV30 has the versatility to handle it all, and at a very reasonable price to boot.
Description:Canon VIXIA HV30 High-Definition MiniDV High Definition Camcorder.
- Binding: Electronics
- Brand: Canon
- EAN: 0013803091595
- Feature: Capture high-defintion video to MiniDV
- Feature: 10x optical zoom; SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
- Feature: 24p Cinema Mode; 30p Progressive Mode
- Feature: 2.7-inch widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD
- Feature: Simultaneous photo capture
- IsAutographed: 0
- IsEligibleForTradeIn: 1
- IsMemorabilia: 0
- Label: Canon
- Manufacturer: Canon
- MediaType: MiniDV
- Model: HV30
- MPN: HV30
- PackageQuantity: 1
- PartNumber: HV30
- ProductGroup: Photography
- ProductTypeName: Canon VIXIA HV30
- ProductTypeSubcategory: other-digital-camcorder
- Publisher: Canon
- ReleaseDate: 2009-11-30
- SKU: DHHV30
- Studio: Canon
- Title: Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
- UPC: 013803091595