R30 The light weight entry digial camera, I would recommend!
4 November 2014
Summary: So when you break from Hi-8 and DV, what's next...The R30. Read the specs of this and other machines. You'll come back. Light weight, high quality, cheap media. The camera is basically split in half. The AVCHD, which this machine favors and MP4. On the AVCHD side it offers 5 speeds with LP at the bottom to MXP. Up there you better settle for a 32 or 64 gb. I can get 5hrs in LP with 16gb but resolution drops.
Summary: Actually, not a bad camcorder, particularly for the price. Image quality excellent, both photo and video. Others' remarks about difficulty of using touchscreen controls is, in my opinion, overblown. If you want manual controls, buy something different. What I really miss is a viewfinder, especially in bright sunlight. But this camcorder, like so many others in an affordable price range, doesn't have one.