Digital Camcorder comparison chart

Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove
Product name

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
Play CNET Video
Close

Canon Vixia HV30

Canon Vixia HV30
Play CNET Video
Close

Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)

Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)
Play CNET Video
Close
Price $349 at 1 store $899 at 1 store $224 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 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 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 March 01, 2008 March 28, 2012
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. The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Lens aperture F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.0
F/2.2
Flash type Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in flash
Info unavailable
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Mini DV (HDV)
Flash card
Optical zoom 30 x
10 x
10 x
Info unavailable
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 350 x
200 x
200 x
3 x
Weight 8.8 oz
19.2 oz
1.2 lbs
4.8 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (SuperRange)
Electronic
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications
Buying choices
Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove