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Canon HV30

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Overall 10

Wonderful Camera for the Money

Cornetians McClinton, Amazon
12 December 2012
  • Summary: I love this camera. Was looking for a camera that could deliver a cinematic finished looked without using effects or add-on lenses. This camera does that and more.
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Overall 9

"Great HDV camera"

ChromeXenon, CNET
29 December 2010
  • Pros: - Video quality - Low light performance - Electronic view finder and LCD - HDV video editing compatibility
  • Cons: - Full 1080p CMOS senson, but limited to 1440x1080i due to HDV format - Tape door could be better designed
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Overall 10

Canon HV30 - A Great Choice for Professional Results on a Budget!

AnthonyNYC, Amazon
19 December 2010
  • Summary: Length:: 3:49 Mins We've filmed everything from outdoor scenes to indoor rock concerts with this little camera and are constantly impressed by the output. On a budget, it really can't be beaten. It is small and lightweight, easy to carry around in a bag with a bunch of accessories, and also very easy to adapt to many different shooting situations.
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Overall 10


guilladitox, CNET
15 November 2010
Overall 8

"Best Mini DV camcorder available"

videotransmi, CNET
8 November 2010
  • Pros: This is an easy to use semi professional camcorder. I purchased an external Rode microphone for it to shoot live music events. You can manually adjust the audio level so you can get a perfect recording. I am very pleased with the results....
  • Cons: The mini SD memory card for the camera's photo option are hard to find......
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Overall 10

"Best camcorder I've ever used"

Kiasis, CNET
23 October 2010
  • Pros: Great low light video. Great sound pick-up. Great stabilization.
  • Cons: It doesn't do double-duty as a high end DSLR, so I had to buy that seperately:)
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Overall 5

"Sanyo FH1 a better value"

Hal_9001, CNET
1 June 2010
  • Pros: The optics are top of the line. Canon has a great reputation in this field.
  • Cons: Too much $$$. Viewfinder is difficult to use. Disk drive and Flash have supplanted tape.
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Overall 10

Great HD Camcorder

Consumer Reports, Amazon
14 March 2010
  • Summary: Did a lot of research on HD consumer camcorders and believe this one and the HV40 are the no brainers for people who dont mind using mini DV tapes. Have talked to several professional's in the field whom all seem to agree that this camcorder is hands down the best consumer camcorder. Have owned it for a year and haven't had any problems. The picture is great and seems to do well in low light also.
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Overall 6

"what about transfering images to Final Cut Pro"

murielbittar, CNET
22 December 2009
  • Pros: it is more an help message
  • Cons: My Final Cut Pro 6.0 do not recognize the Canon Vixia HV30. Could anyone tell me which EXACT settings to put on the FCP in order to have this software recognize the camcorder ??? dealing with this problem since 3 days now...HELP !!
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Overall 9

"Powerful little camcorder."

kurt450, CNET
12 August 2009
  • Pros: The low light performance of this camcorder exceeded my expectations. The 24PF mode is great a creating a cinematic look, and the Cine mode gives you plenty of room for color grading. The miniDV format is also good for archiving your footage.
  • Cons: Flimsy tape door (but can be fixed), manual focus is a little bit annoying to use.
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