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Canon Legria HF G30
8.0 out of 10

Canon Legria HF G30

The flagship of Canon's VIXIA Series of consumer camcorders, the Read more

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Standard Definition or High Definition
High Definition
Television System
Video Recording system
AVCHD (complies with Ver. 2.0)/MPEG-4
Image Sensor
1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective Pixels
Video : Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362) Photo : Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Zoom Ratio : 20x Optical / 400x Digital Focal Length : 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576 mm without Dynamic IS; 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS) Zoom Speed : Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow Max. F/Stop : f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System
Hybrid AF (TTL-video detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus
Manual Exposure
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)
White Balance
Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Frame Rate
NTSC: AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Minimum Illumination
1.2 lux
Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
Filter Diameter
0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen
3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Recording Media
2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
USB Terminal
Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)
Video Terminal
Composite (output)
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Accessory Shoe
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Supplied Video Editing Software
PIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI Terminal
Available; HDMI mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm 4-pole mini jack / 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Operating Temperature range
23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
(W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (not including lens hood) 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood)
Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (including grip belt) Approx. 2.0 lb. / 900g (including Battery BP-820, memory card (x1) and lens hood)
Recording Mode
Recording Mode
Release Date
First seen
5 April 2013