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Canon - VIXIA HF G30 HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black

Preserve special moments with this Canon VIXIA HF G30 8454B001 camcorder that features SuperRange optical image stabilization to help minimize the effects of camera shake. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share your high-definition videos with loved ones.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

HIgh End Prosumer Camera Posted by: from: Lynnwood Washington on I was looking for something that would give me a quality picture and a great sound. On both of these counts this prosumer camera delivers. You will need to add a shotgun mike on top to get the best sound (I added a Rode shogun mike) but even the built in mics are ok. This camera allows you to go fully automatic and never touch a thing or manual and you have a full range of controls including aperture setting, exposure time etc every aspect of the camera is in your control. I love it!

24 out of 24 found this review helpful.

Pro Performance at a Modest Price Posted by: from: Miami, FL on I make training videos for the healthcare industry and I bought this camera to replace a old industrial quality Sony DV Mini camcorder I bought about 6 years ago. I have to say the Canon G30 is twice as good as the Sony was at half the price! What I like best about the G30 is that via the menu you can control the speed of the zoom, so my camera moves between that and the great image stablization looks as smooth as any broadcast quality camera I have ever shot with. Also the G30 allows you to plug in an external mic and besides auto level audio, you have manual levels as well. Also the headphone volumn can be controlled. The picture quality is awesome and the auto exposure and auto white balance works so good, I just keep those in automatic, however you can manually adjust them as well. Also Canon cameras are the most user friendly with video editing programs and the G30 comes with import software that even makes the editing process quicker. I am extremely pleased with the camera and think it's perfect for the videos I make. Also the menu can be controlled by the remote control while the camera is in operation, so you can make adjustments to it while a on a tripod and not shake the camera! As well as the pull out LCD screen it has a standard viewfinder for shooting in extreme sun that is color as well.

14 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Awesome camera! Posted by: from: Chesapeake, VA on I love this new camera! It it very easy to use, and I was not sure about not having internal storage at first, but it is so convenient to just pop the sd cards into my card reader and not have to plug the camera in to the pc at all.

17 out of 17 found this review helpful.

Great camera for hunting show. Posted by: from: on I'm a host of a hunting show and needed a camera for self filming segments of the show. Cannot have an entire crew in the bush or on the water all of the time. This camera held it's own with cameras that cost 8k-12k. The auto setting work on the fly and allow me to host and film with little technical know how

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Incredible device, picture quality, ease of use Posted by: from: Bl Air, Maryland on Incredible 20X optical zoom and 400X digital zoom, true HD, dual slots allow incredible flexibility, touch screen easy to use and sensitive, more features and manual control options than I would expect and I consider myself a beginner neophyte videographer and I am not overwhelmed. This device sees better in low light than the human eye. Manual Is well written, easy to follow and we'll structured. For me the manual is a must to understand secondary controls and features that mid level and more experienced users are probably familiar. I bought this for making wild life videos. With no training, no reading, right out of the box I was able to use this device. First purchased the G20 and brought it back after one day of use. Nothing wrong with the G20, I just wanted the best for wild life amature video recording. The G20 didn't have the 20X zoom. Read the technical reviews, you tube and others. This is the best video for the price.

32 out of 48 found this review helpful.

It's a good camara Posted by: from: Chula Vista on For the price it's a good camera! You can get ecxelllent quality and sound for your event. This camera gives you diferent options to work with, files types and sizes, So it's realy easy to handle your footage for editing, that you can be sure you'll have a quality that you won't regret!

13 out of 13 found this review helpful.

Versitle Prosumer Video Camera Posted by: from: Palo Alto on I've used the Canon XL, XL2, XL HD1 and HDA1s videocameras over the years and although this is like the A1s this has many new features which make it much more versatile. Recording simultaneous to MP4 (best for streaming), ACVD (best for Blue Ray,) plus WiFi for remote viewing to a tablet and HDMI output for RAW output is amazing! Even more amazing, I found that if I use the Aux Lens setting, I can even use my old Canon G photo camera auxiliary lenses, .75x wide angle and 2x telephoto to extend the 20x lens to the 35mm format equivalent from 21mm wide angle to 1,150mm telephoto. I wish that it had XLR inputs since I had to buy a Juicedlink pre-amp as well, which set me back $ 429 more to get professional sound. Be sure to use a high speed write card (like 80 MB/sec). This has become my favorite "run and gun" video camera yet at a fraction of the cost of the $ 11,000 when new, Canon XLHD1!

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Too many issues Posted by: from: on recording in auto ,( football game at sundown) away from the sun, terrible results. Zooming in and out in auto, ( blurring). Doesn't zoom in far enough for football game.Recorded Sound too low, Zoom switch too sensitive, difficult to zoom in and out slowly,no quick start feature, ( too long to start up, after turning off and trying to save juice. Joystick freezes up on certain menus.Can't just quickly pick clips for down loading, Must wait for entire clips on card to read, battery won't charge during playback on tv. not easy to pick clips on led screen for viewing, all clips on card load, doesn't give choice by date to view.Not for sports, If I could take it back, no questions I would.

11 out of 14 found this review helpful.

grreat camera Posted by: from: on not too heavy. great zoom. somewhat steep learning curve to fully understand all of the amazing features. This is a great Prosumer level camera. I am using it mainly for sports videos and weddings. The SD card memory is really nice to work with. Easy transfer to your computer. I have been looking to upgrade my old Sony and this camera has not disapointed me.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

my first camcorder Posted by: from: on Still learning how to use and shoot and really like the higher quality video compared to my DSLR camera ... a big bonus is the auto focus while recording which my DSLR cannot do ,, plus other things ... my major peeve is the recorded files are mts files which needs to be converted to other formats to play on other devices ,, and if you use the highest resolution to record ,, it is even harder to convert that you need to find some 3rd or other party software to do it ... if you use what I see as the medium resolution the G30 will convert to mp4

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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