Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon VIXIA HV30 Review
Amazon review: I’ve been buying camcorders since they’ve existed and every time I’ve brought a new camcorder home I’ve had the same experience, that is, the picture I saw on my TV never matched my expectations, it never even came close.
I always hoped to see the quality of video I saw on the TV and news shows I watched and was always disappointed when the camcorder video quality always fell well short of that expectation. Until now! The Canon HV30′s 1080i HD video quality on my 46″ LCD screen is stunning, better than I could have ever hoped.
The first time I saw some video I took of beautiful Snoqualmie Falls I kept saying “wow” over and over. The video quality was far above any non-HD broadcast video and, to my eye, on par (or close to) with the video I see on many HD broadcast channels. OK, this camera is obviously not of the same caliber of those used for network HD televison, but dang, it comes as close as any “prosumer” camcorder I’ve ever seem.
I also must say the the image stabilization is the best I’ve ever seen as well. Rock solid video even at long distance, 10x zoom. Pans can be made easily to look Steadicam solid. Very impressive.
I can’t really think of anything negative to say about the Canon VIXIA HV30. I guess if I had to pick something it would be battery life of under an hour. The can be addressed with an optional long life battery. But that is really being nit picky, this camera is fantastic.
You can read all about the bells and whistles elsewhere, but if VIDEO QUALITY is THE most important thing to you then this camcorder should be your only choice.
- 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: CAMCORDER
- 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