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Canon-vixia-hv30.32674806
6.2 out of 10

Canon HV30

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Overall 10
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
9.0

"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
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
10

"Outstanding!!!"

guilladitox, CNET
15 November 2010
Overall 10
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 10
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 9
9.0

"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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Overall 9
9.0

"Terrific Camera"

bayguy13, CNET
29 July 2009
  • Pros: Quality of picture. Ease of use.
  • Cons: Battery life, built in microphone
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Overall 10
10

"Great price quality trade-off"

Chris7094, CNET
11 April 2009
  • Pros: Good low-light behavior, great colors Well organized controls and menus (unlike Sony) Very good feature set Interlaced and progressive recording Hot-shoe compatible with 3rd party microphones (unlike Sony)
  • Cons: Eye finder could be a wee bit more convenient Camera very light (as light as the price!) Cassette motor buzz recorded on sound track in quiet environment (you are warned in the user manual).
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Picture and Value

Sounds of Kauai, Amazon
5 April 2009
  • 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. The Bad: The handgrip is a little awkward as other reviewers suggest. When zoomed in between the cameras small size and awkward grip, a steady picture is difficult and their is a lot of shake.
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