Summary: Buy the 4 to 6 pin IEEE 1394 cable at Newegg for just a few dollars if you buy this camera. Otherwise BB or Radio Hack will want 40 bucks for this piece of wire. Canon should be flogged. Did I alread mention that? Flogged viscously!
Pros: Image quality.
Cons: I gave this camera a good review based on image quality. However, after struggling with the software I discovered it ships without the necessary IEEE 1394 cable to transfer movies to a computer. Why the heck Canon thinks they can sell a $800 camera and not include all the cables is ridiculous. Co...
Summary: I've used higher-end ProSumer camcorders for a while and virtually every other generation of video camcorder since 1980. I recently used a Sony HC3 HDV handheld but gave that to my daughter when I got this HV30. The HV30 has a great picture and all that.
Summary: Everything you read about this camera is true. I owned one for a couple of days and the picture was extraordinary... the camera was a breeze to use... And then I turned up the audio. Whoa. What's that humming?!
Disappointing camera,compared to previous Canons I have owned.
K. A. Williams, Amazon
18 December 2008
Summary: As a confirmed Canon fan, I still did all the research and decided on the HV30. Reluctantly, I have to say, I am very disappointed.The picture quality is very good, and the features and connectivity are excellent, however the sound quality is completely spoilt by the recorded tape and other...
Summary: es wurde schon viel positives über den Camcorder hier berichtet, dem ich mich gerne anschließe. Worauf ich nur aufmerksam machen möchte, ist: dass eine Speicherkarte und entsprechende miniDisk dazu bestellt werden müssen, leider bei der Lieferung nicht dabei.
Summary: Insgesamt bin ich zwar durchaus zufrieden, aber es gibt Dinge, die zu beachten sind: - Ohne extra Weitwinkelobjektiv stößt man recht schnell an die Grenzen - die meisten Plätze sind wohl nicht so breit, dass man das Gebäude vor sich in Gänze drauf bekommt...