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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Canon Vixia HV30

Canon Vixia HV30
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Price $349 at 1 store $624 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews
Release date March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 March 01, 2008
The Bottom Line Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. 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. An extremely minor upgrade from the HV20, the Canon Vixia HV30 remains a quality HDV camcorder with a couple of performance issues.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.0
Flash type Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in flash
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Mini DV (HDV)
Optical zoom 30 x
10 x
10 x
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 350 x
200 x
200 x
Weight 8.8 oz
19.2 oz
1.2 lbs
Image stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (SuperRange)
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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