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Canon-vixia-hv30.32674806
6.2 out of 10

Canon HV30

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Reviews and Problems with Canon HV30

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Overall 5
5.0

"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 6
6.0

"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 5
5.0

"I bought this around mid of jan 2009, I did not like it"

anjineyulu, CNET
20 January 2009
  • Pros: Price is the only + point compared to an equivalent Sony Model
  • Cons: The body is not sturdy, it keeps shaking while operating. I felt uncomfrtable while operating the camera .You can hear the sound of shaking casset cover while operating which makes me worry as if it is tearint apart.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great image, poor "feel" in your hand

Robert Cozzi, Amazon
23 May 2008
  • 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. So I think I'll focus on what's either really cool, or a bit off-putting for a buyer. Really Cool: Video quality is the best you can find on today's one-chip HDV camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

What I Consider A Deal-Breaker Issue.

Mark Nicholas, Amazon
25 April 2008
  • 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?! Now, I had seen plenty of reviews (even on the older HV20) warning of a little tape noise in the audio. I own two other Mini DV cameras, and you do hear a little bit of the mechnism working. But this is different. It's disruptive.
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Overall 6
6.0

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 electronic noise.
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Overall 6
6.0

SOS!

a crowe "madefilife", Amazon
5 November 2008
  • Summary: I am so annoyed with trying to capture the footage I recorded that I have not actually anything to say.
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