Canon HV30 - A Great Choice for Professional Results on a Budget!
19 December 2010
Summary: 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...
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.
Summary: I'll try not to restate what others have already said. This camera produces excellent quality video. You need an external mic to escape the tape motor whine. You absolutely need the Canon WD-H43 Wide angle converter. I dislike the eyepiece (or lack thereof).
Summary: Read this quickly and order one of these RIGHT NOW before they are extinct! My neighbor is a professional videographer who advised me to go with TAPE and not get sucked into the hard drive craze.
Summary: This is a great little (very) video camera that has a cult following that makes it very easy to get all kinds of tips and tricks for giving it even greater capabilities. The image quality is amazing, and 10 years ago I would have never expected to get such quality from a camera in this price range.
Summary: While file-based acquisition will be the way to go in the future, for now, this little baby gives me just what I'm looking for - a fantastic HDV acquisition with tape-based backup. The color fidelity is fantastic, the image stabilization works very well.
Summary: Length:: 1:30 Mins This is a great camcorder and while these internet video formats still look really good, playing direct from your camcorder to your TV is amazing. I have a 1080p 42 inch Vizio and the video maintains its hi-resolution and quality at that size.
Summary: I love it! I have no complaints whatsoever; it's great for my uses (homemade music videos). Take some time to read the manual and keep it handy while you use the camera the first couple times. That will help you capture great footage!
Summary: This is my first HD camcorder. I spent months researching and debating the merits of minDV versus AVC-HD. I decided to go with tape due to the ease of editing, easy storage, low price of the tapes, and compatibility with iMovie '09. I have not been disappointed.