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Canon Legria HF G30

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Canon Legria HF G30

£1,025.00
Canon Legria HF G30
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A multi award winning and fully featured 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only average value for money
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Apr 2013
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Canon Legria HF G30 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G30 number 57 in best selling camcorders and number 63 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
289 Reviews + 5 Awards
50
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received five awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, nice design and it is easy to use.
The Legria HF G30 has some great features:
Longer than average maximum battery life
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Larger than average display diagonal
Capture the action like A pro with the canon LEGRIA HF g30
20x zoom, 26.8mm wide-angle lens, 8-blade aperture
Wi-Fi remote
Dual-Format recording
HD CMOS PRO sensor, DIGIC DV 4
Optical intelligent image stabilisation
Full manual control
Instant autofocus, face detection
8.8cm (3.5 ) fold-out OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

Canon Legria HF G30 Video Reviews

Canon Legria HF G30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

This camcorder is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the video cameras.

Two expert review sites both endorsed this video camera. This camcorder received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site PC Mag who decided it was sensationally good and it received a Trusted Reviews "Recommended" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all decided that this Canon camcorder was very good. Reviewed.com and Camcorderinfo.com both gave this video camera a "Best of Year" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this video camera has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. Experts think this camcorder is one of the very best video cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camcorder is fantastic based on 280 owner reviews. 119 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

30 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

10 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking and three customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was well designed.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

19 people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use and 10 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen and three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,463 owner and expert reviews (including 1,444 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its video cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Six customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G30 concluded that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G30 was well made.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three people agreed that it was a good body shape.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

10 owners concluded that it had a good zoom, four people said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser and four customers who purchased this camcorder said that it had a good autofocus. three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2013.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP. The total megapixels of the Legria HF G30 of only 3.09MP is in the smallest 26% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Legria HF G30 of 20x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 40% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The Legria HF G30's weight of 900g is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 82% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF G30's optical sensor size of 0.352" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 62% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of video cameras is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The Legria HF G30's maximum battery life of 3.1h is longer than 65% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G30 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Canon Legria HF G30 of 400x is in the biggest 27% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF G30's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 5% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Legria HF G30 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF G30 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 32mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm. The Canon Legria HF G30's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is in the shortest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Legria HF G30's maximum memory card size of 64GB is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF G30's video recording time of 3.1h is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 55% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G30 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G30 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Video cameras have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.7MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Canon Legria HF G30 of only 2.07MP is lower than 79% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the Legria HF G30 of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF G30 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G30 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8454b009aa

Barcodes:

00013803217575, 00138032175752, 00888253024222, 04054842255209, 04960999977737, 05053959360195, 05054230954881, 05712505160749, 08714574605784, 08714574605807, 08714574605814, 08714574605821, 09154401796916

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