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Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder - HV30

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2.7" Color Widescreen LCD/ 10x HD Video Zoom Lens/ 2.96 Megapixel/ DIGIC DV II Image Processor/ 200x Digital Zoom/ Built-In Ultra Video Light/ MiniSD Card Slot/ Built-In Electronic Lens Cover
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Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder - HV30

Features:

  • Image Quality of HD
    The VIXIA HV30 is the HD camcorder to go along with everything else in your HD world. It captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. The VIXIA HV30's true 16:9 widescreen HD image is made for your new HD widescreen TV. High Definition and widescreen are the future. At the same time, the VIXIA HV30 gives you the flexibility to record in SD (standard definition) mode, too. That means you can enjoy the ultimate in HD video and photo quality, and still shoot SD video for viewing on your non-HD equipment.
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Zoom Lens (200x Digital Zoom)
    The VIXIA HV30 comes with an outstanding High Definition video lens - a 10x HD Genuine Canon Optical zoom. It's the lens you need to record long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes, and everything in-between. And because it comes with three pre-set zoom speeds, you always get smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots.
  • Full HD CMOS Sensor (1920 x 1080)
    The VIXIA HV30 features a Canon designed and manufactured CMOS image sensor. The CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series Digital SLR cameras result in outstanding digital photographs. In the VIXIA HV30, the CMOS sensor reproduces high-resolution images at 1920 x 1080 resolution with full HD information in video images.
  • RGB Primary Color Filter
    A RGB Primary Color Filter with Bayer Pattern separates light into red, green and blue color components. This results in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from 3CCD camcorders. In addition, it is the Bayer pattern that delivers sharp high definition images without creating false colors. As an added benefit, the CMOS sensor provides outstanding image capture in low light conditions.
  • DIGIC DV II Image Processor
    The Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality. It also ensures optimal image quality for still images, even though video and still images have different color requirements. DIGIC DV II is just another one of Canon's advanced technologies that make the VIXIA HF100 an exceptional performer.
  • Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer
    The high-resolution images of High Definition video demand a steady hand. It's easier to get those clear, steady images with the VIXIA HF100, thanks to Canon's innovative SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. It combines gyro- and image-sensors to give image stabilization through a wider range of camera motions. Some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another. But Canon's SuperRange OIS corrects for a wide range of camcorder motion: the fast vibration you'd experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; and the slower motion of body sway.
  • Instant AF
    Another critical objective when shooting in High Definition is achieving a very sharp focus. The VIXIA HF100 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus "hunting." The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness and night shooting situations. With Instant AF, it's possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject.
  • HDMI Terminal
  • 24p Cinema Mode
  • 30p Progressive Mode
  • Built-in Automatic Lens Cover
  • Advanced Accessory Shoe
  • MiniSD Card Slot
  • Advanced Photo Features
    • Simultaneous Photo Shooting (2 Megapixel)
    • Histogram Display
    • Built-in Flash
    • 3.1 Megapixel Photos onto MiniSD Card
    • Captures 2 Megapixel Stills from Tape
    • Easy Print/Share Button
  • Program AE Mode
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • HDV Format Camcorder
  • Mic & Headphone Terminal
  • Super Light Weight
  • Focus Assistant Function
  • Level Shot and Grid Markers
  • Smooth Zoom Control
  • 2.7" Color Widescreen LCD
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Terminal
  • Analog-Digital Converter

Package Content:

  • VIXIA HV30 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-2L13 (w/Terminal Cover)
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • Wireless Controller WL-D87
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU
  • Component Cable CTC-100S
  • Digital Video Solution Disk for Windows and Mac

Specifications:

  • RECORDING MEDIA: High Definition MiniDV (recommended) (63min.) or MiniDV cassette
  • RECORDING TIME SP: 80 min.
  • LENS:
    • ZOOM RATIO 10x Optical/200x Digital
    • FOCAL LENGTH f=6.1-61mm
    • ZOOM SPEED Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
    • MAX. F/STOP f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
    • FILTER SIZE 43mm
  • IMAGE STABILIZATION Super-range Optical (lens shift)
  • MINIMUM OBJECT DISTANCE 10 mm (wide)/1m (tele)
  • VIEWFINDER Widescreen 0.27" Color Viewfinder/ Approx 123,000 pixels
  • LCD SCREEN 2.7" Widescreen LCD (211,000 pixels)
  • AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM Instant AF, Through the Lens/Manual
    Focusing Possible
  • MANUAL FOCUS ASSIST
  • MANUAL EXPOSURE Yes
  • PROGRAMMED AE Auto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach , Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
  • WHITE BALANCE METHOD Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
  • IMAGE SENSOR 1/2.7" CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • TOTAL PIXELS Approx. 2.96 Megapixels
    • CARD RECORDING
      • 4:3 mode: Approx. 2.76 megapixels (1920 x 1440)
      • 16:9 mode: Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • SUPPORTED PLAYBACK MODES 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30F, 1080/24F, 1080/30p
  • MAX SHUTTER SPEED
    • 1/2000
    • 1/500 (card)
  • AUTO DATE/TIME Yes
  • AUDIO
    • DV
      • 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz
      • 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz
      • 4ch synchronous recording not possible
    • HDV
      • MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch)
      • (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
  • HDMI TERMINAL Type A (19 pins) 480i/480p/1080i Format Supported
  • MICROPHONE TERMINAL 3.5mm Stereo mini-jack
  • AV MINI TERMINAL/ HEADPHONE TERMINAL 3.5mm 4 pole mini-jack

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.2"
  • Width: 3.5"
  • Depth: 5.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One year parts and labor

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Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Great features (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (3)
    • Home movies (3)

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    4.0

    Compact camcorder; Superb video quality

    By Patty Patty

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Features
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder:

    I bought this camcorder because I want to record HD movies on miniDV. It is no better time to purchase one because the price has reduced in anticipation of the new Canon HV40 and other ADVHC camcorders in April. The new ones are [$] versus [$] for the current models. This camcorder is more than enough for capturing HD videos. The ability to record to miniDV tape is a plus because it usually takes a while before I have time to edit my movies. Comparing with solid state storage such as hard drives and SD cards, MiniDV tapes are also good medium for long term storage.The picture quality is fantastic. The auto focus is quick but I notice some lag when focusing. Also, if there is another object in front of the camcorder, that tends to confuse the focusing. It works really well under low light condition. The firewire connection works seamlessly with my Mac and I have no problem transferring the footage for editing.On the negative side, the build of this camcorder is a little bit "careless" in my opinion. The case is made out of plastic and gives you a bit of a "cheap" feel to it. The door closing the miniDV tape deck is not snug. The eyepiece cannot be tilted up and it is kind of difficult to use. The layout of the buttons is also a bit awkward.Overall, this is an excellent camcorder that takes fantastic HD movies. The price right now is good.

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    5.0

    Great image

    By Gary

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable to Operate
    • Great Features
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies

      Comments about Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder:

      This camera has excellent outputs and the picture quality is fantastic. I use this camera as a 2nd camera with my Professional HD camera ([...]) It looks great and has audio inputs to record from microphones or mixers.

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      5.0

      Wonderful Product

      By Mom of an up and coming director

      from Maine

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable to Operate
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Simple Controls
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Editing
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Movies/Short Films

        Comments about Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder:

        I read several reviews and checked Consumer Reports before deciding on this product. It has not disappointed. I couldn't have asked for better performance at an outstanding price.

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        Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder

        Canon Vixia High Definition Camcorder

        UPC Code: 013803091595
        Discontinued


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