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Canon Legria HF G30

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reviewed.com Best of Year PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning 3.09MP 1 camcorder with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
3.09MP 1/2.84" Yes 900g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Canon Legria HF G30 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G30 number 195 across all camcorders.
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102 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
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Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag and an industry award from Reviewed.com. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report product quality, good quality lens and it is easy to use.
The Legria HF G30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not support PictBridge
Does not have a built-in flash

Canon Legria HF G30 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF G30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editor of review site PC Mag said that this Canon camcorder was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The expert at one other expert review site concluded that this video camera was very good. This was from Reviewed.com who gave it an "Best of Year".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, reviewed.com, IT Reviews.com and review-shop.com this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. If all the video cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this video camera is in the top 7%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 98 owner reviews this video camera has a fantastic overall owner rating. 38 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

12 owners reckoned that this camcorder was good quality.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Three customers who bought this camcorder thought it had a good zoom, three customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus and two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. two owners agreed that it had a good image stabiliser.

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 916 owner and expert reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and five people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

  • We wanted a camcorder that was easy to use and takes great videos! We use it with our granddaughter…
  • There are a number of customizable buttons and controls that allow steadier and quicker camera control…
    Ed (Bhphotovideo.com) - December 2013
  • It's extremely diverse; there are so many different settings, which make it easy to shoot in any situation…
  • Having the two cameras shoot using the exact same settings for white balance, shutter speed…
  • Handheld stabilization on both cameras is fantastic at wider lens settings…
  • This is handy for off center subjects or those that move about…
  • The zoom rocker switch is a joy to use - smooth and controllable, with what seems like an endless range of options for controlling zoom speed, soft start…
  • The ability to set a focus point on the touch screen is very practical and works quickly…
    Eagle (Amazon) - November 2013
  • The camera makes no noise which means you don't pick up focal motor noise in quiet settings…
    DJ Snap (Amazon) - June 2016
  • It has settings for most recording conditions you'd find yourself in…

Users Report Excellent Design

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners concluded that this camcorder had a good screen and two people who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good viewfinder.


Features

Average Optical Zoom

The Legria HF G30's optical zoom of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G30 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Legria HF G30 of only 26.8mm is quite short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 23% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 450x. The Legria HF G30's digital zoom of 400x is quite big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Legria HF G30 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria HF G30 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF G30 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a microphone in. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Legria HF G30's battery life (max) of 3.16h is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 74% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G30 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon Legria HF G30 of 3.5" is quite large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 15% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF G30 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.84|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

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

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Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Canon Legria HF G30 of 3.1h is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 60% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon Legria HF G30 has a face detection, unlike 72% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The 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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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP. The Legria HF G30's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 17% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavy

The average weight of all camcorders is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the Legria HF G30 of 900g is fairly heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 16% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The Canon Legria HF G30's total megapixels of only 3.09MP is in the smallest 26% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon video camera was released in April 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8454b009aa, canon vp712453
Barcodes 00013803217575, 00138032175752, 00888253024222, 04054842255209, 04960999977737, 05053959360195, 05054230954881, 05712505160749, 08714574605784, 08714574605807, 08714574605814, 08714574605821, 09154401796916

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