Canon Vixia HV30 comparison

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Canon Vixia HV30

Canon Vixia HV30
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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)
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Price $899 at 1 store $549 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 01, 2008 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011
The Bottom Line An extremely minor upgrade from the HV20, the Canon Vixia HV30 remains a quality HDV camcorder with a couple of performance issues. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers. A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.0
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.0
Flash type Built-in flash
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Media type Mini DV (HDV)
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom 10 x
10 x
10 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 200 x
200 x
200 x
Weight 1.2 lbs
19.2 oz
12.3 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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