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Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - HF S30

Abt Model: HFS30 | UPC Code: 013803133745
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Stunning Image Quality/ Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization With Powered IS/ Instant Auto Focus/ 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD Screen/ Genuine Canon Face Detection/ Easy Websharing/ 8 Megapixel Camera/ Black Finish
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Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - HFS30

Canon's VIXIA HF S30 Flash Memory Camcorder boasts a sophisticated feature set, with a 32GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible SD memory card slots. It truly blurs the line between consumer and professional. Canon's superlative proprietary imaging technologies help deliver video and 8.0-megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Features such as Relay Recording make capturing every shot opportunity easier while Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the generous 3.5" High Resolution (922,000 dot) Touch Panel LCD. Native 24p Mode perfectly matches the frame rate of film. And 5.1-Channel Surround Sound* ensures your audio complements the stunning realism of your video.

Features:

  • Flash Memory
  • Stunning Image Quality
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS
  • Instant AF
  • 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD Screen
  • Smart Auto
  • Touch & Track
  • Genuine Canon Face Detection
  • Advanced Video Snapshot
  • Easy Web Sharing
  • 8.0-megapixel Camera
  • Native 24p Mode / 24p Cinema Mode / 30p Frame Mode

Package Content:

  • VIXIA HF S30 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-808
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • USB Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • Component Cable CTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMs:
    • Pixela Video Browser Software Disc
    • Pixela Transfer Utility Disc
    • Photo Applications / Music Disc

Specifications:

  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON"): 4.0 W (LP Mode, LCD at normal brightness)
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording System: MPEG4-AVC / H.264
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.6-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 8.59 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels:
    • Video: Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
    • Photo: 16:9 Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
      4:3 Approx. 8.02 Megapixels (3264 x 2456)
  • Maximum Recording Time:
    • 32GB internal flash drive. Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are also used (2 card slots).
    • LP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
    • SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
    • XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
    • FXP (17Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
    • MXP (24Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/200x Digital
    • Focal Length: f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm)
    • Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
    • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0
  • Focusing System: Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Programmed AE: Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000, Photo: 1/500
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
  • Frame Rate: 60i, Native 24p (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.3 lx (Low Light mode)
  • Image Stabilization: Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Viewfinder: .27-inch, approx. 123,000 dots
  • LCD Screen: 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
  • Flash: Built-in
  • Recording Media: Internal flash drive (32GB) or SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards (2 slots) **
  • USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Video Terminal: component (output), composite (output)
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • Accessory Shoe: mini Advanced
  • Supplied Video Editing Software: Pixela Video Browser
  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Remote Control Terminal: Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3"
  • Height: 2.9"
  • Depth: 5.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor

* Optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone required

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Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5"
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count8.59 Megapixels
Effective Pixel Count6.01 Megapixels
Manual FocusingNo
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom200x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With BatteryLP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes, SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes, XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes, MXP (24Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still8.02 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1.1
Width (inches)3"
Height (inches)2.9"
Depth (inches)5.8"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent image quality (4)
  • Good battery life (4)
  • Accurate, vivid colors (3)
  • Compact design (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Great Camcorder

      By Josh the Dad

      from South Beloit, IL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

        Great camcorder. I used it for the first time a my sons basketball game and the image stabilization and picture quality!

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        (9 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Pay attention to the zoom range

        By Rony

        from San Jose, CA

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

        I have this product for 8 months or so. I wish I paid more attention to the zoom range. The zoom range is f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm) which is a disaster when you tape your daughters dance show for example. I wish I read more before purchasing this product.

        Comment on this review

        (43 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes good photos as well.

        By Lewster

        from Tucson, AZ

        Pros

        • Compact design
        • Easy Computer Connectivity
        • Easy TV Connectivity
        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Good battery life
        • good low-light performance
        • good photos

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

            Got this for a recent trip to Yellowstone. Was amazed at the detail level of the video, can see fine fur detail when zoomed in on animals. The photos come out good for 8 Meg. I added the SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone to get the Elk bugling during the rut and it was great. I am really impressed with the sound and video from such a small compact camcorder, it carries easily on day hikes. Also performed good at dusk, not great but good, real good actually.

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            (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great camcorder

            By swandog

            from Anthem, AZ

            Pros

            • Accurate, Vivid Colors
            • Easy Computer Connectivity
            • Easy to use
            • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • Good Software Compatibility
            • Great sound/audio

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                I have used this camera for the last 6-8 months shooting mainly my son's sporting events (track and football), and this camera has reallly deliveredd. Imaqge quality is great, and the built in image stabilization is great, especially when shooting these faster moving sports. Sound quality is frankly, amazing. Tiny mic picks up full, rich sound. Simple data transfers to computer with supplied software. Everything about this little camera is easy and enjoyable.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Jack the Giant Killer!

                By The Mechanic

                from Bakersfield,Ca.

                Pros

                • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                • Compact design
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Easy TV Connectivity
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good battery life
                • Great sound/audio

                Cons

                • i need a wide angle version of this camera

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                  This Light Weight HD Camcorder is a pleasure to use with a very high quality picture. I am happy Canon chose to include the SDXC Option. I like the high quality flip out LCD Monitor as well as the EVF. I would buy another if Canon would build a Super Wide Angle Version of this VIXIA HF S30. I sure would like to see a field of view like the 16-35 mm on my 5D Markll , with very little distortion. Thank you Canon.

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                  (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By Fairhope Gene

                  from Fairhope, AL

                  Pros

                  • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                  • Compact design
                  • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • external mic connection
                  • Good battery life
                  • Good Software Compatibility

                  Cons

                  • Skimpy manual

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                    One of the great features of this camcorder is the abilty to use external microphone to get the best quality audio. A shotgun mic or lavelier mic gives great results over the built-in mic. Touch screen for follow focus is very handy as is the ablity to change the zoom speed. Very sophisticated little machine!

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                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Camera

                    By Web Eb

                    from Whittier, CA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                      Like using viewfinder in bright outdoor situations. Don't have to worry about adjusting audio level. Low light quality is good. Variable zoom is user friendly. Very satisfied with overall performance.

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                      Canon VIXIA HF S30 Black Flash Memory Camcorder

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