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Canon HV30

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Canon VIXIA HV30

Canon VIXIA HV30 is a High Definition camcorder with built-in 2.7” multi-angle vivid widescreen LCD. Among of its main features include High Definition video lens, CMOS Sensor, DIGIC DVII, Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AF, Brilliant Video, 24p Cinema mode, 30p progressive Mode, and HDMI connectivity.

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The Canon VIXIA HV30 captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. It lets user to choose either to …

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Canon VIXIA HV30

Canon VIXIA HV30 is a High Definition camcorder with built-in 2.7” multi-angle vivid widescreen LCD. Among of its main features include High Definition video lens, CMOS Sensor, DIGIC DVII, Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AF, Brilliant Video, 24p Cinema mode, 30p progressive Mode, and HDMI connectivity.

Features

The Canon VIXIA HV30 captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. It lets user to choose either to record in High Definition or Standard Definition as well. Besides that, is built with a 10x HD Genuine Canon Optical zoom which built with high precision aspheric lens. It also features super spectra coating technology that results images with minimal flare and ghosting. the lens' aspheric design reduces aberration and increases resolution, ensuring crisp, sharp video and enhancing the HD image quality. In addition, it is built with CMOS image sensor that delivers high quality image. The CMOS sensor is capable to produce high-resolution images at 1920 x 1080 resolution with full HD information in video images. Moreover, it comes with low noise technology that minimizes noise and other aberrations. It utilizes an RGB Primary Color Filter with Bayer Pattern that separates light into red, green and blue color components. It also delivers outstanding image in low light conditions. Additionally, it features DIGIC DVII with ensures optimal image quality for video and still images, as well as improved color reproduction. It allows continuous shooting of digital photographs and lets user to shoot five 3.1 megapixel still images per second and offers faster image processing. It features SuperRange OIS that is a combination of gyro- and image-sensors, which altogether correct r a wide range of camcorder motion. It comes with Instant AF (Auto Focus) that supports a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy. It is built with a 2.7“ Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD that features a hard coat AR surface and improved color reproduction. It offers variable zoom speed control that makes the camcorder suitable for amateur use. It features level and grid markers which let user to line up any horizontal lines, and lets user to compose shot accurately. Furthermore, it captures quality images even in low light. It features 24p Cinema Mode letting user to capture the same frame rate as movie film. With 30p progressive mode, it is useful for internet use footage. It also features Program AE mode.

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  • real hd recording?

    Does this record in real HD? I know there are a lot of low priced HD cameras out there today, but I want one that records is real HD for good quality videos

    Answered by kruzer 2009-12-13:

    Yes it records in HD. Not in Blueray quality, but they claim 1920X1080 is the capability of this camera... not so, the tape drive records only 1440X1080 You may get a 1920X1080 out direct to your TV set with cable but for all intent and purposes it's really useless. Actually 1440 looks better than 1920 rez. If you want to see videos created by these HV30 go to www.vimeo.com and search for the camera name. You'll find thousands of them. I have nothing but HV30 (4 of them) and use it to shoot music videos. www.fotosafariclub.com My host has the original file, download it and see it.

  • do i need a four pin or six pin firewire?

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-09-04:

    For transferring data to your computer, you'll need an IEE 1334 4pin to 6pin cable (mini Firewire) & a Firewire port - the included mini USB cable is

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