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Canon HV30
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Canon HV30

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Canon Vixia HV30 HDV Camcorder Review

Videomaker
21 February 2009
  • Summary: Shoot a Canon... The HV30 is a good camera. It captures really good images for its category. And, even though it isn't tiny, it will fit nicely in a small bag or even an oversized coat pocket.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Lots of manual controls, Good price for the feature set
  • Cons: Not very ergonomic, Mic picks up vibration
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Vixia HV30

PC Magazine
5 January 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon Vixia HV30 delivers excellent video quality, though recording video to miniDV tape feels low-tech and slows down your operation.
  • Pros: Excellent video quality. Good sound quality. Option to record in 24 progressive frames per second to create a film-like effect.
  • Cons: Menus and backup can be a drag. Video-editing software is not included.
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Canon Vixia HV30 review

Techworld
19 June 2008
  • Summary: The Canon Vixia HV30 is a fine choice for die-hard MiniDV users, offering superb video quality and a bunch of nifty features.
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She is a Vixen: Canon Vixia HV30 MiniDV HD Camcorder

Personal Electronics buzz
27 April 2008
  • Excerpt: The Canon Vixia HV30 is a Diva camcorder. It is for anyone who is a Diva or a wannabe Diva. It shoots movie quality video and amazing still stills. The Vixia has numerous features and abundant capacity. If you are looking for a camcorder with a flare, the Vixia is for you.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon VIXIA HV30 Review

ConnectReviews
16 April 2008
  • Excerpt: A little over a year ago, Canon introduced the HV20 HDV camcorder, and it was a huge success. Just around 4 months ago Canon …
  • Cons: Not a big improvement over the HV20.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Vixia HV30 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
28 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon's new MiniDV-based Vixia HV30 is a slight upgrade from the HV20, adding a 30p progressive shooting mode and compatibility for the company's new high-capacity batteries. At 1.2 pounds, the camera build is rugged and easy to use, butit's also a bitbulky.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon HV30

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Canon's tape-based HV20 was one of the best HDV camcorders around, so does its successor, the HV30, take things further?
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Overall 9
8.5

An old dog learns some new tricks

Good Gear Guide.au
1 January 2009
  • Summary: Despite its reliance on an outdated format, the Canon HV30 is a superior high-def camcorder that offers exceptional value for money. If you can get over your anti-tape prejudice and embrace MiniDV, this model will deliver on every level.
  • Pros: Performed excellently in low light, 25p Cine mode, unique and arresting design, extensive audio options
  • Cons: MiniDV is a dying format, may prove a bit bulky for some
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon HV30 review

TechRadar UK
4 October 2008
  • Summary: The camcorder equivalent of the emperor's new clothes is virtually identical to its predecessor
  • Pros: Superb stills and video, Tried and tested format, Better image quality than HDD models, Faster import than HDD models
  • Cons: Cumbersome to use, Last year's HV20 is essentially identical
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Overall 10
10

Canon HV30 review

Stuff.tv
17 June 2008
  • Summary: Last year’s tape-toting Canon HV20 stormed into our camcorder charts, with only a clutch of more expensive shooters keeping it from the number one spot. So it was with barely concealed gadget lust that we opened the box of its replacement, the cunningly named HV30.
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