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Canon Legria HF G30 vs Canon Legria HF R46

Canon Legria HF G30 vs Canon Legria HF R46

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Canon Legria HF G30
Canon Legria HF R46

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
A lot higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF G30 is 2.91MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF R46 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.84MP lower).
11.7mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF G30 is 26.8mm minimum focal length, but the Canon Legria HF R46 is a 38.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (11.7mm longer).
One more memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Canon Legria HF G30 is two, but the Canon Legria HF R46 only has one memory slots.
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R46 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixels, however the Canon Legria HF R46 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (1,000,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

4x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a minimum illumination of 0.1lx, whereas the Canon Legria HF R46 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.3lx bigger).
45% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a battery life (max) of 3.16h. That's 1.41h longer than the Canon Legria HF R46 (1.75h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

A lot longer video recording time Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a video recording time of 3.1h, but the Canon Legria HF R46 is only a 1.75h video recording time camcorder (1.35h shorter).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Canon Legria HF G30 has an average expert review score of 90%, whereas the Canon Legria HF R46 has an average rating of 75% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
6% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.19MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF G30 (3.28MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 has an optical zoom of 32x. That's 12x bigger than the Canon Legria HF G30 (32x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Hugely bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF R46 is 1,060x (digital), but the Canon Legria HF G30 is only a 400x (digital) camcorder (660x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 1,232mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G30 is only a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (656mm shorter).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Canon Legria HF R46 is 4.5 maximum aperture value. That's 1.7 higher than the Canon Legria HF G30 (4.5).
Three times lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 has a weight of 235g, however the Canon Legria HF G30 is a 900g weight camcorder (665g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A little better user reviews
Based on 8 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon Legria HF R46 is 93%, however the average rating of the Canon Legria HF G30 is 92% (based on 174 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A bit smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF G30 is only 3.09MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF R46 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder (0.19MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF R46 is a 32x (optical) camcorder (12x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a digital zoom of 400x. That's 660x smaller than the Canon Legria HF R46 (1,060x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Legria HF G30 is only 576mm maximum focal length. That's 656mm shorter than the Canon Legria HF R46 (1,232mm).
1.7 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Canon Legria HF R46 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 higher).
74% heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G30 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 665g heavier than the Canon Legria HF R46 (235g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Ten months older
The Canon Legria HF G30 is older than the Canon Legria HF R46 by ten months.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF G30 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Legria HF R46 is 93% (based on 8 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
41% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon Legria HF G30 (2.07MP).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 38.5mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 11.7mm longer than the Canon Legria HF G30 (38.5mm).
Only one memory slots Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a one memory slots camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G30 only has two memory slots.
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon Legria HF G30 (3"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

5x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Legria HF R46 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000,000 pixels lower than the Canon Legria HF G30 (230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

76% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 0.4lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.3lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF G30 (0.4lx).
1.41h shorter battery life (max) Edit
Canon Legria HF R46 is only 1.75h battery life, but the Canon Legria HF G30 is a 3.16h battery life camcorder (1.41h longer). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

78% shorter video recording time Edit
The Canon Legria HF R46 is a 1.75h video recording time camcorder. That's 1.35h shorter than the Canon Legria HF G30 (1.75h).
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Canon Legria HF R46's average expert score is only 75%, however the Canon Legria HF G30's is 90% (based on 13 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Best of Year
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

50 months Ago 39 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP 3.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.91MP
BEST
2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 32x
BEST
Digital Zoom
400x 1,060x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm 1,232mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm
BEST
38.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 4.5
BEST
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 576 38.5 - 1232
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 2.8 - 89.6

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Flash Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Beach
 Snow
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,560,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Photo Effects
 Cinema
 Cinema
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Manual
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx
BEST
0.4lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 Black
 Red
 White
 Black
 Red
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Pre-Record Function
 Pre-record function
 Pre-record function

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
DV Port
 DV port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
Mini USB Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery Life (max)
3.16h
BEST
1.75h
Video Recording Time
3.1h
BEST
1.75h
Battery Type
BP-820 BP-727
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,780mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 235g
BEST
Height
84mm 57mm
Depth
231mm 116mm
Width
115mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Snapshot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Snapshot
Fader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Fader
Low Light Sensitivity
 Low light sensitivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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